Across the United States this weekend, Americans are continuing to grapple with volatile issues like gun violence, access to health care, and more. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is spending his weekend whining on Twitter about people in the media who have spoken out against him. This Sunday afternoon, he tore into Fox News’s Juan Williams, desperately wishing that the rest of us would care about his ego as much as he does. In a segment that aired shortly before Trump’s tweet, Williams criticized Trump for implementing a “brutish” trade policy towards China. Although he recently suspended the plans for import taxes on many more goods from China, there are still a wide array of tariffs already in place and the announcement of additional tariff plans alone sent global financial markets spinning out of control.
In his response to the situation and apparently to Williams’ criticism, Trump did not explicitly acknowledge any of these issues, even as they eat away at American income. In June alone, one recent study concluded that American businesses lost $3.4 billion to the tariff regime. But instead of offering some kind of path forward… Trump whined that his critics are “so pathetic” and “nasty and wrong,” full stop.
He complained — as, remember, the president of the United States, with you’d think other things to do:
‘Juan Williams at @FoxNews is so pathetic, and yet when he met me in the Fox Building lobby, he couldn’t have been nicer as he asked me to take a picture of him and me for his family. Yet he is always nasty and wrong!’
He added a conventionally Trump-ian over the top attempt at defending the economy under his watch, writing on Twitter about big ifs like the implementation of new trade deals that don’t exist yet as if he’s already accomplished them:
‘Our economy is the best in the world, by far. Lowest unemployment ever within almost all categories. Poised for big growth after trade deals are completed. Import prices down, China eating Tariffs. Helping targeted Farmers from big Tariff money coming in. Great future for USA!’
He’d seemingly like us to take him at his word, but remember, after just about two and a half years in office, he’d been documented to have lied more than 10,000 times.
Check out Twitter’s response…