President Donald Trump has not earned many fans during his time in the White House. This week, as protests raged in cities including Washington, D.C., over the rampant police brutality in the United States, Trump failed to come up with any sort of systematic plan to address the crisis. He failed to even address Americans at all — on Sunday, he did not appear in front of a camera at all, and towards the evening, he was temporarily brought to the White House bunker as protests raged outside. Actor Samuel Jackson mocked the president’s cowardice in a Twitter post that very quickly garnered tens of thousands of likes.
He sounds like a Fox News pundit, which makes sense, given what he's watching. https://t.co/mcWA0BLVi5
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 1, 2020
‘No way that Muthafukkah was hiding out in the basement!! He Said he was watching the Secret Service Ninjas kick protestor ass! He was about to jump down there & hahahahahaha…. he’s a whole pack of busted rubbaz!!!’
No way that Muthafukkah was hiding out in the basement!! He Said he was watching the Secret Service Ninjas kick protestor ass! He was about to jump down there & hahahahahaha…. he’s a whole pack of busted rubbaz!!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 1, 2020
It’s true — Trump has glibly reveled in the violence that law enforcement officers have inflicted and prepared to inflict on demonstrators. The other day, he glibly posted on Twitter about the “most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen,” which the Secret Service was supposedly prepared to turn against protesters if they breached the fence outside of the White House. Instead of coming up with any kind of plan for the U.S., he was just tweeting this incendiary nonsense and essentially cheering on the violence.
Gee it's almost like he's looking to see violence and is disappointed these weapons couldn't be used against the Protestors. https://t.co/hNvqSKgQ00
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) May 30, 2020
During a conference call this Monday with governors from around the country, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D), whose state includes Chicago, which has been the site of a lot of tension amidst the unrest, directly confronted Trump about his rhetoric. Pritzker told Trump that the president’s rhetoric has been “inflammatory” and said that the rhetoric that’s “coming out of the White House is making [the situation] worse.” The forever incompetent Trump ignorantly whined in response that he didn’t “like your rhetoric very much either,” adding, “as you know, we don’t agree with each other.” The president sounds like an egocentric fool.
Pritzker: your rhetoric incites violence and that is bad.
Trump: your rhetoric hurt my feelings, and that’s also bad. https://t.co/0yJiNtVnSn
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) June 1, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response below: