Nobody rational is ever going to accuse Donald Trump of having a strong sense of self-awareness. In fact, I’d argue that I’ve never seen a person who lacks that ability more than “The Donald.” I’ve told people that I would love to spend 24 hours in his mind to just experience the world through his eyes — because he definitely doesn’t operate within any realm of reality known to the rest of us.
Then again, to be as pathologically dishonest as Trump takes a mindset that requires him to be completely devoid of reality. A person can’t lie as often as he does, the way that he does, and care about being fact-checked or called out on it.
A great example of what I mean was put on display Tuesday when Trump sent out the following tweet:
Only the Fake News Media and Trump enemies want me to stop using Social Media (110 million people). Only way for me to get the truth out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2017
First of all, for a so-called President of the United States to insist that the “only way” he can get the truth out is by sending out lies and insults on social media is pathetic. However, that’s not even the dumbest part of this tweet.
The fact that Trump’s so delusional about the world around him that he thinks his “enemies” and the mainstream media want him to stop tweeting is rather hilarious.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s an absolute embarrassment that this country has a “president” who acts like a petulant 13-year-old who can’t control their emotions, spell, or even make sense much of the time, lashing out at people on Twitter. As an American, the shame I feel knowing that Trump’s representing this country is going to linger with me long after he’s no longer in office. I don’t care how long this sideshow goes on, it’s still surreal that millions of people not only thought Trump should be “president,” but continue to defend him even after he’s turned the United States into a laughingstock all over the world.
That being said, make no mistake about it, those of us who oppose Trump, as well as the mainstream media, are the last people who want him to stop tweeting.
If he wants to know who desperately wants him to stop using social media, those folks are in his administration, the Republican Party, and the conservative media. They’re the ones who are constantly having to answer or make excuses for the ridiculous things he posts on social media — not the rest of us. The last thing the mainstream media and those of us who can’t stand this orange idiot want him to do is stop reminding the world of what an absolute joke he is and how pathetically sad it is that millions of people continue to support and defend him.
That’s why I say this tweet is one of the dumbest things he’s ever said, because it’s a perfect example of the warped sense of reality in which he lives. He actually believes the mainstream media and those who oppose him are the ones who want him to stop using social media. However, reality tells us that his own party, administration, and most of his supporters are the ones who’d love for him to delete his Twitter account.
So, I say this with absolute sincerity, tweet away, Crooked Donny — tweet away.
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