Donald Trump has given his first formal news conference after winning the presidency to discuss the future of his business empire.
Speaking from his stomping ground at the Trump Tower in New York, the president-elect faced the press the same day as unverified documents were leaked about his relationship with Russia and what’s became #Watersportsgate. It also fell just one day after Barack Obama bid America farewell from his hometown of Chicago.
And it seems Trump, who probably would’ve wanted to restore hope in the country following the end of Obama’s presidential term, achieved the complete opposite – his conference only seemed to make citizens miss Obama more.
The tremendous difference between last night's Obama and this morning's Trump has me distraught. Bigly.
— Nancy Burrows (@nancyb813) January 11, 2017
i know this isn’t news at this point, but there’s a special type of despair that is hearing trump speak so soon after hearing obama speak.
— matt northam ™ (@mattnortham) January 11, 2017
I'm going to miss President Obama's speeches 😭 President-elect Donald Trump doesn't even compare.
— Yolanda (@LadyMockingjay) January 11, 2017
Obama appears to have left a void in many people’s lives, one that Donald Trump will have to work a little harder to fill.
I can't wait for someone to throw their shoe at Trump so we can make that day a national holiday
— Wanjiko Eke (@WanjikoIAm) January 11, 2017
Many thought Trump, unlike his predecessor, seemed unprepared and inarticulate – a stark contrast to Obama’s moving speech on Tuesday.
To go from Obama's moving speeches to Trump's long lists of middle school adjectives is just depressing
— jor (@jooooodyn) January 11, 2017
It is legitimately painful to listen to Trump, especially after Obama, who is extremely eloquent.
— Brittany Momah (@AccioMomosah) January 11, 2017
Going from Obama's speech last night to this … is something. Obama is rehearsed, Trump is just winging it.
— Joe Barker (@_JoeB) January 11, 2017
How the heck did we go from classy and sophisticated Obama to Trump… that still isn't sinking in
— Urisha Kreem (@urishakreem) January 11, 2017
Trump will officially be sworn into office on January 20 and for some, the news only seemed to be sinking in to Americans now…
Last night, Obama's farewell gave me hope.
Today, I tried to listen to the Trump conference and got nauseous.
It's gonna be a long 4 years
— Ashleigh Heaton (@ashleighdearest) January 11, 2017
I'm listening and watching this Trump Press Conference, and I still can't believe he is our president 🙄
— ash (@ashtapat) January 11, 2017
I watched Pres. Obama last night, now I' m watching Donald Trump. We are screwed.
— Mimi C. (@mimi424) January 11, 2017
I still can't believe Donald Trump is a president.
It's like we're living in a movie directed by Adam Sandler.
— Megan. (@maylee9) January 11, 2017