What do these three men have in common: Russian President Vladimir, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, and King Salman of Saudi Arabia? The answer, of course, is that each of them are virtual dictators and Donald Trump adores them. Maybe that is why the U.S. president has been practicing his dictatorial moves.
Some elderly people practice tai chi for exercise, some walk in their neighborhoods, but Trump exercises bullying in 140 characters. He actually believes that he can command the NFL teams to stop their black players from protesting racist treatment of people of color. One of the ways the president tries to accomplish his directives is to try to alter our sense of reality.
In a Monday morning tweet, Trump claimed “kneeling has nothing to do with race:”
‘The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!’
The representative from Virginia and former ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Don Beyer, admonished Trump for his divisive tweet. Instead, 45 should doing his job of helping the “3.4 million Americans without power:”
‘Mr. President, instead of dividing the country over this you could give support to the 3.4 million Americans without power in Puerto.’
Mr. President, instead of dividing the country over this you could give support to the 3.4 million Americans without power in Puerto Rico. https://t.co/RN9cRak2z4
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) September 25, 2017
The American people know what the president’s job is, even if he does not. Here are some of our favorite spirited, tweeted responses:
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