Donald Trump’s Tweets have taken the world by storm, much like his controversial policies. Low on facts but high on adjectives, the President’s Tweets are anything but scientific. Well, this satirical novelty account managed to blend those two seemingly incompatible worlds — meet Donald Trump, PhD.
Seriously, I lost it as soon as I saw this. If you don’t get the joke because of the “Bayesians,” I’m sorry — but Donald Trump, PhD, just doesn’t have the time to explain such simple concepts. He’s too busy being upset because his papers don’t get published. Fake journals!
It’s not just journals he’s taking a jab at — labs aren’t safe from the banter either.
The man is a modern Sisyphus. Scientific journals are all against him, labs work behind his back, crooked science has it up against him. But he’s not stopping!
The best thing about this account is that most of the time, it references real events from Trump’s life and actual Tweets. Like for instance, how his golf resorts hanged a fake picture of him on the cover of Time magazine. Yes, that really happened, it happened so much that Time magazine itself called bs: “I can confirm that this is not a real Time cover,” Kerri Chyka, a spokeswoman for Time Inc, wrote in an email to The Washington Post.
But that’s just Trump. His alter, more educated ego, Trump PhD, is on the cover of other magazines.
We also learned that only Trump’s inner research circle knows what’s up with covfefe. Seriously, these tweets are on point.
But even between members of the lab, trust is a scarce commodity.
In the end, it would be really funny if it weren’t so sad. Actually, who am I kidding — it’s still funny, but it’s also sad. Coming from a scientist, these tweets would be laughable. The extremely rigorous standard that any published scientist faces finds itself in stark opposition to the baseless, misleading, and often factually incorrect statements politicians make with remarkable ease. Heck, any public person writing in this fashion would be the target of disdain. But we’ve somehow grown to accept them from the President of the United States. This is perhaps the saddest thing of all.
We’ll leave you with some of our favorite chirps from Donald Trump, PhD. If while reading this you start to feel that it’s, you know, kind of silly — well, that’s because it is. I’ll let you figure out what that means.
We’ll close things off with a proper reference.