Breaking Down the Stupidity of Trump’s Embarrassing Sunday Twitter Meltdown

Looking at Donald Trump’s behavior, it really is astonishing to think about the fact that he’s a few days away from his 71st birthday, a father of five, and grandfather. I’ve never seen a “grown man” use social media like a spoiled, petulant child who can’t control their emotions. It’s a testament to how unbelievably unhinged he is that, even at nearly 71 years of age, he really does seem to lack the ability to stop throwing frequent temper-tantrums on Twitter.

Such as the meltdown he had Sunday morning where he bragged about economic data he had nothing to do with, information this time last year he was calling “fake,” while continuing to whine about James Comey’s testimony on Thursday.

He started out by attacking the media for supposedly not reporting the “great economic news” concerning stock levels, unemployment, and jobs:

In Trump’s world, the “fake news” won’t report on economic data — except, here are the articles written about May’s jobs report by:

So much for the “fake news” media not reporting on May’s jobs report. Then again, considering Trump hasn’t passed a single shred of economic legislation, and these are clearly a continuation of the economic numbers we saw for most of Barack Obama’s eight years in office, it’s rather silly to credit Trump for any of this.

Besides, why would Trump want the mainstream media to report on a jobs report he once called “phony” and “a hoax”?

Nevertheless, his claim that the media didn’t report on May’s jobs report — a report that actually fell below expectations for job creation — is clearly total nonsense.

Next up, of course, he took aim at Comey:

When Trump says Comey’s actions were “cowardly” what that really means is he’s furious that the former FBI head outsmarted him by keeping a record of their communication he didn’t know existed when he fired him. Make no mistake about it, Trump’s lashing out at Comey, not just because of what the former head of the FBI said to Congress last week, but because he’s irate that he’s up against someone who’s far more intelligent than he is.

Finally, Trump whined about Democrats:

Last I checked, Republicans controlled majorities in both the House and the Senate. When Trumpcare failed the first time, it was because the GOP couldn’t even get enough of its own members to support the disastrous bill. Even when they finally did get a version of the bill passed, it still barely had enough Republican support to make it out of the House. Though these efforts were completely moot because the Republican-controlled Senate came out immediately and said they had no plans to hold a vote on the bill the House had just passed.

Democrats still have some power in the Senate to filibuster legislation — but they have zero power in the House to stop Republicans from passing legislation. And last I checked, House Republicans weren’t passing any major legislation, either. If he had several key bills stalled in the Senate that the House had passed then, sure, Trump may have a point. That’s not the case. So he’s just whining about Democratic “obstruction” because he clearly has no idea that even his own party doesn’t seem too eager to push forward with the legislation he wants passed.

Besides, any Republican calling Democrats “obstructionists” after the crap they pulled during Obama’s time in office is the definition of irony. When Obama was president, Senate Republicans broke a record for the number of filibusters they used.

Sunday’s rant boils down to another example of Donald Trump proving that he lives in some version of reality that only seems to exist in his mind and the millions of people naive enough to believe anything he says.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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