Right now, at a time in history that will be recorded as one of the most chaotic and dangerous times in America, a real president would be working to unify the country, soothe the pain that has manifested in riots and public expressions of outrage, and focus on a response to a virus that has left 105,000 Americans dead. A real president would be doing what Joe Biden did today.
We are a nation in pain right now, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us.
As President, I will help lead this conversation — and more importantly, I will listen, just as I did today visiting the site of last night's protests in Wilmington. pic.twitter.com/0h2ApbKT0C
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 31, 2020
Instead, the current president of the United States spent Sunday having sudden outbursts on social media. He isn’t outraged by what he saw in the video of the murder of George Floyd. He isn’t outraged at the tens of thousands of deaths in the United States due to a global pandemic. He isn’t outraged that 20 million Americans are currently out of work.
No, our president is outraged about negative coverage of himself on the news.
At this point, Trump will say and do anything to distract from what’s happening as a result of his failed leadership and divisive tweets and comments. So far, during the worst pandemic this country has seen in a hundred years, Trump has signed an executive order out of spite against Twitter, played golf, and spent hours every day tweeting and retweeting. He’s called for his supporters to come handle protesters, retweeted a video of a man saying “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat” while the Cowboys for Trump supporters cheered, and quoted an openly avowed white supremacist police chief who targeted black Americans for violence.
That’s the current president’s response to this historic time of pain and outrage in this country.
Twitter was quick to respond to Trump’s brief mental collapse. Read some of their comments below:
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