President Donald Trump continues to unravel in real time, all in the service of his ego. This Tuesday morning, he rushed to Twitter with a brief, all-caps, unhinged Twitter message that he did not offer any immediate explanation for, although the phrase may have been meant as a description of himself. After all, in the past, most of his brief, all-caps messages have been campaign slogans, like “Make America Great Again” and “Keep America Great.”
So you agree? No one wants to fight for you? https://t.co/JKqGH92RtV
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 30, 2020
This time, Trump posted:
‘THE LONE WARRIOR!’
THE LONE WARRIOR!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020
Although it’s not immediately clear what exactly Trump is talking about, he’s definitely used ridiculous language for himself in the past. For example, although he later claimed that he was joking — which is a common excuse from the Trump team for the president’s wildest behavior — Trump once called himself “the chosen one” in the context of negotiating trade issues with China. In the time since that remark, it’s worth noting that Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton has revealed the personal political interest Trump apparently had amidst trade negotiations with China. Specifically, Bolton shared in his new book that Trump apparently pleaded with Chinese President Xi Jinping to buy more agricultural products to help boost Trump’s political standing with farmers, thereby helping his re-election chances.
…he means him, I think? https://t.co/anTK5pu4sp
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) June 30, 2020
Trump’s ridiculous self-aggrandizement extends well on from the above examples. For example, Trump has repeatedly referred to the Russia investigation as the worst political scandal in U.S. history — or something along those lines — although the U.S. has faced a Civil War, multiple presidential assassinations and assassination attempts, slavery, and a whole host of other atrocities. Trump has also claimed that he’s done more for the U.S. than almost any other president. That’s just not true. What has Trump even done besides tweet?
Maybe he just got some new polling numbers https://t.co/WercwxTD8R
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) June 30, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response below: