People have been confusing being a Republican with being a Trumpist. They are not the same, even though some on the far right fall off the edge of respectability and into the flames of Donald Trump. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a through and through Trumpist after his last attack.
There has always been a free press in America, heralding back to the days of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense pamphlet 1775–1776. He advocated independence from Great Britain and distributed his pamphlets on the early streets of history.
Yesterday, Trump congratulated the arguably most powerful secretary in his cabinet, Pompeo for cursing out a world-renowned NPR journalist then kicking another NPR gaggle journalist off of his plane. That was Trumpism.
A real Republican from the moderate side would never have done that. The president has disliked anyone who questioned him, so not surprisingly, he has disliked the media. If he can gag or discredit the media, he can do what he wants.
In POTUS’ nervous rash of morning tweets, he has shown what followed his congratulations for Pompeo and how he attacked his former National Security Adviser John Bolton. His full Trumpism was in effect:
‘Finally, common sense in the Supreme Court again’
‘Democrats admitting the Impeachment Hoax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 202’
Democrats admitting the Impeachment Hoax! https://t.co/AM6v5CpXR3
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020
‘After hours in line, some people are streaming inside ahead of President Donald Trump’s rally in Wildwood, N.J. (Plenty are still stuck waiting outside, too.) #WildwoodRally
— NJ.com (@njdotcom) January 28, 2020’
After hours in line, some people are streaming inside ahead of President Donald Trump’s rally in Wildwood, N.J. (Plenty are still stuck waiting outside, too.) #WildwoodRally #WildwoodTrumpRally pic.twitter.com/yQOCWVyuch
— NJ.com (@njdotcom) January 28, 2020
‘For a guy who couldn’t get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn’t get approved for anything since, “begged” me for a non Senate approved job, which I gave him despite many saying “Don’t do it, sir,” takes the job, mistakenly says “Libyan Model” on T.V., and..’
‘….many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book. All Classified National Security. Who would do this?’
‘Why didn’t John Bolton complain about this “nonsense” a long time ago, when he was very publicly terminated. He said, not that it matters, NOTHING!’
‘No matter how many witnesses you give the Democrats, no matter how much information is given, like the quickly produced Transcripts, it will NEVER be enough for them. They will always scream UNFAIR. The Impeachment Hoax is just another political CON JOB!’
‘Remember Republicans, the Democrats already had 17 witnesses, we were given NONE! Witnesses are up to the House, not up to the Senate. Don’t let the Dems play you!’
‘Mark Penn, Harris Poll: “It’s time to end the Impeachment Trial.” @foxandfriends
Just another political Hoax by the Dems!’
‘Mark Penn, Harris Poll: “It’s time to end the Impeachment Trial.” @foxandfriends Just another political Hoax by the Dems!.
Twitter world raised up as a body and reacted to Trumpism. Take a look at these favorites below:
The Mueller Report Adventures: In Bite-Sizes on this Facebook page. These quick, two-minute reads interpret the report in normal English for busy people. Mueller Bite-Sizes uncovers what is essentially a compelling spy mystery. Interestingly enough, Mueller Bite-Sizes can be read in any order.