Condoleeza Rice Trolls Donald Trump During ‘CBS Sunday’ Interview


Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who served during the administration of Republican President George W. Bush, sounds like she’s among the many Americans who are tired of having to face the nonsense of President Donald Trump’s incessant, obsessive tweeting. Throughout the recent days of nationwide protests against police brutality, Trump has frequently opted to hide out in the White House and tweet insults and threats targeting those involved in or otherwise connected to the protests. During an appearance on CBS’s Face The Nation this weekend, Rice insisted that the president should be working to bring Americans together. It’s amazing that not even the basic step of an attempt at unifying Americans can be expected from President Trump.

Rice told host Margaret Brennan:

‘I’ve heard the president talk about the resilience of Americans — I’d love to hear more of that. Twitter and tweeting are not great ways for complex thoughts, for complex messages. When the president speaks, it needs to be from a place of thoughtfulness, from a place of having really honed the message so it reaches all Americans. And, by the way, not just the president, I would love to hear this from our leaders in Congress on both sides of the aisle. I would love to hear it from mayors, and from governors, and from others. Leaders at this particular point need to do everything that they can to overcome, not intensify our divisions.’

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According to a new report in The New York Times, Rice’s former boss, President George W. Bush, will not be supporting Trump in the upcoming presidential election, but Rice declined to say who she’s voting for during her CBS appearance.

Still, contrast the unifying messaging that Rice calls for with what the president has actually said recently. He has mostly completely ignored the demands of the largely entirely peaceful and entirely legal demonstrators. Instead, he has jumped down a rabbit hole of fearmongering and consistently claimed that there’s some kind of conspiracy between “Antifa” and the “fake news” — or something. “Antifa” is not even a centralized organization. It just means “anti-fascist.”

Recently, Trump tweeted:

‘So pathetic to watch the Fake News Lamestream Media playing down the gravity and depravity of the Radical Left, looters and thugs, ripping up our Liberal Democrat run (only) cities. It is almost like they are all working together?’

He soon added:

‘If you watch Fake News @CNN or MSDNC, you would think that the killers, terrorists, arsonists, anarchists, thugs, hoodlums, looters, ANTIFA & others, would be the nicest, kindest most wonderful people in the Whole Wide World. No, they are what they are – very bad for our Country!’

Nowhere in any of that is there any kind of acknowledgment of the peaceful protesters or of the fact that even those who have not been peaceful are not in cahoots as part of some kind of secret conspiracy. Instead, the U.S. is simply left with the president hiding in the White House and seeing how many derogatory nicknames that he can come up with.