"When I became president, I had a meeting at the Pentagon with lots of generals," Trump told the press pool Wednesday. "They were like from a movie: better looking than Tom Cruise and stronger. And I had more generals that I've ever seen, and we were at the bottom of this incredible room. I said, ‘This is the greatest room I've ever seen.' I saw more computer boards than I think they make today."
Here's our very stable president talking about a meeting with the generals at the Pentagon when he first took office:— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 2, 2019
"They were like from a movie — better looking than Tom Cruise and stronger" pic.twitter.com/9clHXZtTRc
Leave Tom Cruise out of this. https://t.co/PQTMkXnp2m— Amy Nicholson (@TheAmyNicholson) January 2, 2019
It didn't take Twitter long to pounce on the president's off-the-wall comments, mocking the commander-in-chief but also curiously wondering where these supposedly more-handsome-than-Cruise commanders were.
Of course, some rejected the idea of such a person existing, since the 56-year-old actor seems scarcely to have aged since playing the lead role in "Top Gun" in 1986, when we he was only 24.
I feel like thats a trick question pic.twitter.com/Mq3FDPdrnb— Brent Begyn (@GarfieldsLasgna) January 2, 2019
the real fact check on this is that nobodys better looking than tom cruise https://t.co/ddWgjgn8JZ— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 2, 2019
Others rallied to Cruise's defense, insisting he's a far more valuable citizen than the head of state.
Tom Cruise is an international treasure who is ready and willing and actively trying to die in the name of entertainment which is a far more valuable contribution to humanity than anything that bitch has ever done in his entire life— hannah searson (@hsearson93) January 2, 2019
One person predicted the Church of Scientology, of which Cruise is a prominent member, might now go after Trump for slighting him, given the organization's long history of harassing its critics.
If there's one thing I think would be kind of hilarious to see, it'd be the Church of Scientology going after the Trump administration because he just dissed Tom Cruise https://t.co/R2U5vAdx0k— David [Media Dessert Reviews] (@davidberdbag) January 2, 2019
It was inevitable, though. Sooner or later, someone was going to tap the man himself, tagging Cruise and begging him to diss back.
We're waiting on the list of hunky head honchos, personally.