I’ve never hid the fact that I think Donald Trump is a moron. He’s such a blatant imbecile that I still struggle coming to grips with the reality that tens of millions of people fail to see what an idiot and a con man he is.
It really is an every day grind keeping up with all the outrageous nonsense swirling around this administration. Calling it a raging dumpster fire doesn’t even do it justice and calling it a circus would be an improvement over what we’ve seen since he was sworn into office.
But there were four specific tweets he sent out last week that serve as amazing examples of his breathtaking incompetence.
The first one was sent out on February 9th accusing CNN’s Chris Cuomo of not asking Sen. Richard Blumenthal about his misleading statements about his military service during Vietnam:
Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave "service" in Vietnam. FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
Of course, there’s one problem with that tweet: The first question Cuomo asked Sen. Blumenthal was regarding his misrepresentations about his military service.
“What is your response to the president of the United States saying you should not be believed because you misrepresented your military record in the past?,” Cuomo asked Blumenthal on the February 9th edition of New Day.
In other words, Trump sent out this tweet complaining about “FAKE NEWS” when the truth is he was simply too much of an idiot to make sure that Cuomo hadn’t actually asked about Blumenthal’s military service before throwing a hissy fit about it on Twitter.
And that wasn’t even the only time he did this.
The very next day Trump went after “FAKE NEWS,” accusing The New York Times of lying about his communication with Chinese President Xi Jinping:
The failing @nytimes does major FAKE NEWS China story saying "Mr.Xi has not spoken to Mr. Trump since Nov.14." We spoke at length yesterday!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2017
Once again, Trump clearly had no idea what he was talking about considering the article he was referencing mentioned the phone call the two men had in the very first sentence:
By backing down in a telephone call with China’s president on his promise to review the status of Taiwan, President Trump may have averted a confrontation with America’s most powerful rival.
Furthermore, before that call, Trump hadn’t spoken to the Chinese president since November 14th. This was Trump accusing The New York Times of pushing “FAKE NEWS” even though — as in most instances when he does this — what they were reporting was accurate and factual.
Then, on February 12th, he tried peddling a conspiracy about CNN “cutting off” Bernie Sanders’ mic for calling the network “FAKE NEWS”:
While on FAKE NEWS @CNN, Bernie Sanders was cut off for using the term fake news to describe the network. They said technical difficulties!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
Yeah — that didn’t happen.
What did happen was during an interview Sanders was having with CNN’s Erin Burnett, the Vermont senator very obviously was making fun of Trump always calling the network “FAKE NEWS” moments before they had technical difficulties with his feed. We know that he was joking, not just because anyone watching the segment could clearly tell he was — but because he said he was before the technical difficulties began occurring:
Burnett: “He says he knows nothing about it, hasn’t seen any of these reports. Is that a problem?”
Sanders: “Well, I don’t know, maybe he was watching CNN fake news, what do you think?”
Burnett: “You don’t buy it?”
Sanders: “That was a joke.”
Burnett: “I know it was a joke. I’m saying, you don’t buy what he said, obviously?”
Yet, for the third time in four days, Trump took to Twitter to call something “FAKE NEWS” based on total ignorance of reality and an inability to discern context.
Then there was a tweet he sent out later that same day where he accused the media of ignoring “big crowds of enthusiastic supporters lining the roads” when he left Florida:
Just leaving Florida. Big crowds of enthusiastic supporters lining the road that the FAKE NEWS media refuses to mention. Very dishonest!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
Actually, according to the Palm Beach Post, most of the people who lined the streets were protesters:
Most of the people between Lake and Parker were demonstrators organized by opponents of Trump’s environmental stances and, specifically, the Dakota Access, Keystone XL and Sabal Trail pipelines. Their chants included “Planet over profit, health over wealth” and “Hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go.”
They also went on to say that the overall crowd of mostly anti-Trump folks was only a few hundred, down from the 3,000 or so that showed up the weekend before. Which means that even the crowds of people lining the street who opposed him weren’t large enough to call “big” — and they certainly weren’t there cheering him.
By the way, Fox News didn’t cover these “big, enthusiastic” crowds, either. As I’ve asked before, when is Trump going to attack Fox as “FAKE NEWS” for making many of the same statements and observations as other networks he’s attacked?
Besides, the media doesn’t typically cover crowds of protesters or supporters who show up whenever someone in his position goes somewhere — because that happens all the time.
And those are only four tweets he sent out within a couple of days; he said plenty of other asinine things on Twitter over the past week. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that we all make sure that Trump’s outrageous behavior and never-ending stream of lies does not become normal. It damn sure isn’t normal for someone in his position to act the way he acts, lie the way he lies, and whine the way he constantly whines.