Even while serving as the president of the United States and expecting significant portions of Americans to take him seriously, Donald Trump refuses to let whole crops of criticism slide. This weekend, while on vacation at his golf property in Bedminster, New Jersey, he took to Twitter to complain about MSNBC commentator Donny Deutsch with a whole string of criticisms that aren’t even clearly fact-based at all and although it’s been said of Trump’s rhetoric before, would feel at home coming from a schoolyard bully.
Trump railed, with no apparent evidence to back up key elements of his claims:
‘So funny to watch Little Donny Deutsch on TV with his own failing show. When I did The Apprentice, Donny would call me (along with @ErinBurnett & others) and BEG to be on that VERY successful show. He had the TV “bug” & I would let him come on though he (& Erin) had very little TV talent. Then, during the 2016 Election, I would watch as Joe Scarborough & his very angry Psycho wife(?) would push Donny to the point of total humiliation. He would never fight back because he wanted to stay on TV, even on a very low rated show, all in the name of ambition!’
Making the meltdown even more appalling — as a number of commentators quickly pointed out, although the president didn’t explicitly name what Deutsch segment set him off this time, one of the most recent notable ones from him was a Friday piece in which he tore into the GOP in part over gun violence. He demanded that they take ownership for their widespread perpetration of “assault” on everything from the U.S. health care system to actual people in the case of their advances of white nationalist rhetoric and guns, both of which were employed by a Texas racist in a shooting attack that killed 22 people last weekend.
Check it out:
“Let’s make the Republican party the ‘party of assault,’” @DonnyDeutsch says. “This is a primal election. It’s good vs evil; it’s save, unsafe. The Democrats are the ‘party of protection.’” pic.twitter.com/854iSMWWYn
— Saturday Night Politics (@SNPonMSNBC) August 11, 2019
Trump personally parroted the exact same rhetoric that the El Paso shooter used, stumping about a supposed immigrant “invasion” of the United States, which the currently detained shooter also railed about in a manifesto posted online. Trump has consistently refused to acknowledge any issue with his rhetoric in the wake of the attack.
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