Donald Trump badly needs to change the narrative in the days following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s explosive Wednesday press conference. To distract everyone, he went on a Saturday night Twitter explosion about tariffs, The Washington Post, the “fake news media,” and Franklin Graham’s call for a day of prayer for Trump.
In 20 tweets and retweets, Trump called on his “fiscal conservative” and evangelical base for support. When a businessman who lost an unprecedented $1.7 billion in ten years says that all the economists are wrong and that he knows better, the irony is just too rich to ignore. It’s almost as rich as giving the man responsible for supply-side economics, also known as trickle-down economics, the medal of freedom.
Trump and his supporters have been on a head-scratchingly odd campaign to insist that Trump was quoted incorrectly in reports that he called American princess Meghan Markle “nasty” over remarks she made about him in 2016. Some of the rants, including the one retweeted by Trump, insist that what he said was actually very different.
‘I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.’
Trump answered further questions about his opinion of Markle and said that he believed Markle would serve the UK well as its princess, but that doesn’t change the remark about her being nasty. Nothing was taken out of context.
Franklin Graham insists that his call for prayers for the U.S. president is “bipartisan,” and the son of televangelist Billy Graham said that he believes Christians should always pray for and support for the president. Graham’s previous “bipartisanism” in regards to American politics includes public declarations that President Obama is not a Christian who declared “all-out war” on Christianity with his promotion of “ungodly sexual behavior.” His blatant support of a GOP president is, in every possible way, as partisan as it gets.
Twitter was both amused and annoyed by Trump’s Saturday Twitter fest. Read some of their comments below:
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