The president is such a self-obsessed individual that it’s getting in the way of him actually effectively fulfilling the responsibilities associated with his position. For example, it’s concern for the way that he looks in the public eye that has driven his relentless campaign against the media. He has found it nothing to literally call the free press the enemy of the American people just because they said something negative about him.
Sure, he could just not do the negative things that the members of the media doing their job continue to report on, much to the chagrin of the president, but he’s evidently not interested in that option.
Now, the president has put his relentless self obsession on display in another new way, trying to take some form of twisted credit for the Women’s March even though the whole point of the event is to oppose sexist pigs like him.
Across the country, women are marching again today to commemorate the anniversary of the @womensmarch and to show that we will continue to resist and persist. No matter what. #PowerToThePolls #WomensMarch pic.twitter.com/eKqHe6Xa28
— National Partnership (@NPWF) January 20, 2018
Early Saturday afternoon, he wrote on Twitter:
‘Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!’
Hundreds of Women’s Marches are being held across the country this Saturday, held in conjunction with the one year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration — yes, it’s only been a year at this point, and yes, we have three more of them to go unless Congress intervenes with impeachment.
Trump, with his tweet about the marches, is literally attempting to erase opposition to him — as if it’s that easy. In his world, it is apparently a grave offense to oppose the president, as if this isn’t the United States and is instead some far-flung dictatorship.
Going to the Women’s March parent organization’s official website, you’ll find that the movement is “committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.”
Let’s recap the president’s history on those matters, shall we?
As for the respect part of the equation, Trump was infamously caught on tape bragging about his supposed freedom to harass and assault women.
Following the release of that tape, the allegations that Trump had done just what he bragged about compounded, and the president has faced little consequence for his actions at this point, which remain credibly alleged.
As for the other parts of formula for progress laid out by the Women’s March, Trump has attacked women’s right to self-determination through his moves to undercut access to abortion both at home and around the world. Infamously, it was literally one of his first acts as president to slash U.S. funding for global health programs that included abortion services.
On top of all of this, it goes without saying that Trump taking credit for the gains in employment in the U.S. is short sighted at best. Unemployment rates have been improving since the Obama era — but that’s not going to stop Trump from taking credit for it and dismissing the significance of the Women’s Marches.
Check out Twitter’s response below.
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