Once again, President Donald Trump has the world wondering about his mental health because of a now-deleted tweet sent out early Sunday. Not only was every point in the tweet false, but he also managed to turn Mark Esper, the United States Secretary of Defense, into someone else almost instantly. And of course, all of Twitter pounced on him instantly.

The most glaring error in the tweet concerned misstating Sec. Esper’s name as “Mark Esperanto,” an error quickly memed and no doubt screenshotted hundreds if not thousands of times. What’s scary is that he was attempting to praise Sec. Esper for something that isn’t actually happening.

He said:

“Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense, ‘the Ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes that have ended quickly. New areas being resettled with the Kurds.’ USA soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zones. We have secured the Oil. Bringing soldiers home!”

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Image: Screenshot via Twitter


Although it’s a nice sentiment and would be great news if the troops were coming home, it’d be even better if it were actually true. In fact, are going to be redeployed in western Iraq. Plus we definitely did not “secure the oil.”

After that error-ridden tweet was shared thousands of times, Trump replaced it with an almost identical one with the only difference being that he omitted the part about bringing the troops home.

Trump’s tweets were so bizarre that the journalist riding along with Trump and Esper pointed out that he was indeed there, and didn’t remember Esper stating anything of the sort that Trump quoted.


And a fitting response to the fitting response:

Needless to say, Twitter had a field day with Trump’s tweet:


Featured Image: Screenshot via Twitter.