Donald J. Trump is self-absorbed and delusional. When things go wrong, it’s almost always President Obama’s fault, this, despite the fact that President Obama hasn’t been in office in months. However, when things go well, it’s always because of something Donald Trump has done. This is true when the credit really goes to President Obama because, say, the fiscal year doesn’t end until September 30th; such is the case with Trump’s claims that he boosted the job market and economy.
It’s in the vein of taking credit for things that aren’t really happening or that the Obama administration set the tone for and the general hypocrisy of Donald Trump’s accusations about the media and “fake news,” that there are problems with Trump’s latest tweet regarding ISIS. He posted:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2017
Among the many issues with that tweet is the fact that there is no evidence to substantiate Trump’s claims. In fact, even his usual fashion of tweet-storming “fake news” didn’t come with this assertion, which is a strong indicator that he is likely sitting on vacation thinking about things he wishes were taking place because of his actions and/or what is really being said in the story. The other problem with Trump’s tweet is the fact that he tweeted a link for the Washington Post, a respected journalistic entity that he has repeatedly touted as “fake news” when the paper prints stories Trump deems as unfavorable.
Therefore, it didn’t take long for the social media world to drag Trump back to reality from the made-up fantasy dreamland in which he must have been dwelling when he tweeted that message:
Go powder your face with some cheetos and get off twitter already.
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) August 5, 2017
— Trump__Memes (@Trump__Memes) August 5, 2017
Why doesn’t he just SIT on them? And Kim Jung Un too?
— houdini77 (@houdini77) August 5, 2017
Can’t take being made fun of by Meryl Streep but can “beat” Isis ????? pic.twitter.com/SZCIZrBEro
— Champions!! (@amIbothered7) August 5, 2017
Oh you post the Amazon Washington Post now? Your dumb supporters will be confused. Are they fake news or real news?
— Richard M. (@Neotek72) August 5, 2017
Are we supposed to believe articles in WaPo or not? You are such a Yuge Hypocrite!
— Rot Land Dump (@dogslifehere) August 5, 2017
They were working on all this before you got elected stfu.
— Jeremi (@Matsutsukii) August 5, 2017
What a pile of trash you fool. Quoting your beholden staff to make another claim you have almost nothing to do with. God you’re pathetic.
— Ed Caffrey (@caffrey_ed) August 5, 2017
What a fat pig. #ImpeachTrumpNow
— Jeanne Terrell (@jmyers2813) August 5, 2017
Under trump, discrimination against the LGBT community has dramatically accelerated.
— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) August 5, 2017
tRump is playing golf. That is all.
— Judith King (@jckfree1219) August 5, 2017
Everything you tweet is FAKE NEWS and every accusation you make is a confession!
— Jail Donald Trump (@DTrumpExposed) August 5, 2017
This latest tweet by Trump is yet another sad reminder that one of the biggest problems with the brand of toxic white masculinity that he has ushered in is that it also normalizes playing both sides, but having not accountability, and changing the rules of the game as the game is being played. Either The Post is fake news or it’s not. Either President Obama’s work was good for Americans or it wasn’t. It can’t go both ways simply based on what’s working for Trump at a given moment.
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