Trump Starts Fourth Of July Tweeting Hateful Nonsense To America

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President Donald Trump lives in a delusion of his own making. On Saturday morning — the Fourth of July — Trump posted a series of ridiculous tweets that helped reveal just how pathetically self-obsessed that he really is. The tweets came the morning after Trump delivered a vitriolic, antagonistic speech in the vicinity of Mt. Rushmore, and in one tweet, Trump thanked Tammy Bruce of Fox News for praising him for pointing out “how WEAK AND DUMB” that his opponents supposedly are. That is laughably, pathetically petty — Trump is spending his Fourth of July reveling in a description of his opponents as, uh, “dumb.”

After Bruce praised Trump for “for exposing how WEAK AND DUMB they are” — in reference to The New York Times — Trump glibly posted in response:

‘Thank you Tammy. You have quickly become a great voice for freedom!’

That’s just amazingly petty and ridiculous. Trump’s grand idea of “freedom” is calling his opponents dumb. In other words, much of the spectacle of Trump’s behavior can be traced back to some kind of pathological drive on his part to demean anyone who he perceives as threatening to his relentlessly fragile ego. That’s what drives Trump — his ego.

It’s worth noting: in his July 3rd speech, Trump had just about nothing to offer but ridiculous nonsense. He complained about individuals who’ve advocated for the removal of monuments to leaders of the Confederacy, suggesting that they’re conspiring to undermine American life itself — which is just ridiculous. Trump and his allies use this imaginary culture war as an excuse for their defense of the racist statues, because they’re too cowardly to even admit their affinity for the racist statues and what they stand for.

Early Saturday, Trump also posted some retweets including complaints about the media and one particularly ridiculous assertion of “similarities between Chinese marxists & leftist, radical progressives.” Apparently, Trump takes describing someone as “Chinese” as part of some kind of terrible insult against them, which is obviously racist. Trump also posted a graphic including a photo of himself and Melania watching fireworks with the message “Happy Fourth of July!” He didn’t even caption it. Among other tweets, including one obsessing over journalists who covered the Russia investigation, he also posted a video montage celebrating his trip to Mt. Rushmore the previous day.

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