Trump Fires Off 18-Tweet Panicked Friday Meltdown

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President Donald Trump clearly seems to be feeling the pressure of the impending election. With a staggering pace of campaign rallies planned for coming days, he’s keeping up the pace of his petulant Twitter posts, as if he thinks that if he can sound unhinged enough on Twitter, then he will somehow secure another term in office. On Friday, among about 18 mid- to late-afternoon tweets and counting, Trump freaked out on Twitter over a speech that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gave that was broadcast on Fox News. Trump ranted on Twitter that Biden “spent the last 47 years outsourcing your jobs, opening your borders, and sacrificing American blood and treasure in endless foreign wars,” and he insisted that Americans “elected an outsider as President who is finally putting AMERICA FIRST!” — meaning himself, of course — but Trump’s claims that he’s led the U.S. into some kind of utopia are a myth.

Trump angrily tweeted, in part:

‘At every turn, Biden twisted his knife into the back of Michigan workers. In 2016, Michigan voted to FIRE this corrupt political establishment and you elected an outsider as President who is finally putting AMERICA FIRST!’

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In this rant, Trump failed to mention that — among other hallmarks of the current crisis — weekly unemployment claims in the most recent report were still higher than the pre-pandemic one-week record for nationwide unemployment claims. A little under three-quarters of a million unemployment claims were filed across the country in the seven-day period that the most recent report covers. The U.S. economy is in crisis — and it’s on Trump’s watch.

Many of Trump’s Friday posts were directly campaign-related — and they frequently sounded disturbingly apocalyptic, as if Trump is hoping to frame the ongoing presidential race as some kind of metaphysical battle between good and evil. There are, of course, serious consequences of this kind of framing of the election. Trump is pitting Americans against each other on the basis of concocted divisions designed to increase vitriol and get his most cultish followers amped up about the possibility of a second Trump term. There is no “deep state.” There is no conspiracy to take down “patriots.” These facts don’t seem to matter to Trump. His movement runs on hatred — not facts. The president’s claims that the Bidens might be a “crime family” are ludicrous. At the recent final debate between him and Biden, Trump claimed that “Joe got $3.5 million from Russia and it came through Putin.” This claim is a lie.

At one point, Trump claimed that Biden “stands with the rioters & looters.” This is make-believe. Check out Trump posts below:

Check out Twitter’s response below:

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