Trump Unleashes Word Salad of Lies and Petty Attacks in Thursday Twitter Tantrum

Like most mornings, Donald Trump started his Thursday by watching cable news, then whining about various things on Twitter. The Perpetual Victim-in-Chief spent the better part of two hours on social media (as usual) complaining about everything from Republican congressional leaders not giving in to his ignorance, to the media (shocker), to the fact that other Republicans lied about Obamacare just as he did. He even managed to take a jab at former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who recently called into question Trump’s mental competency.



It began at 7:19 am:

Let’s look at the “logic” of this, shall we?

Trump’s argument is that he wanted to take a very minor, not-at-all controversial VA bill — and tie it in with the highly contentious debate over raising the debt ceiling.

To put that in another way, Trump’s “plan” was to use a bill meant to help veterans as leverage hoping to force through the passage of a completely unrelated, and far more controversial, piece of legislation — which would have ultimately delayed and/or blocked Congress from passing the legislation meant to help the VA.

What a scumbag.

That’s when he began his whining about the media:

No, what the media pointed out was how ridiculous it looks for you to give an unhinged, hate-filled speech centered entirely around bragging about yourself, playing the victim, and attacking everyone from the media to Republican leadership, then follow that up by giving a speech on Wednesday that called for unity and national healing.



The difference being, of course, the speech Trump gave Wednesday was read from a teleprompter. Meanwhile, the incoherent, rambling nonsense he said on Tuesday came directly from his own mind. As I’ve said before, I couldn’t care less about what Trump says when he reads a speech written by someone else. If you want to know what Trump’s really thinking, look at what he says when he’s using his own words during press conferences, interviews, his campaign-style rallies, or on Twitter.

I’d also like to point out that, originally, these two tweets had several embarrassing spelling errors, including incorrectly using “their” instead of “there” and “to” instead of “too.”

And by “change tones” I guess he means someone “who is mentally deranged, unhinged, and incompetent.”

After that is when Trump went after James Clapper:

What a clown.

As Clapper explained to CNN Thursday morning, the letter Trump received was one of two identical letters that had been drafted the night before the election to be delivered to whichever candidate won. Had Hillary Clinton won the electoral college instead of just the popular vote, she would have received the exact same letter Trump did.

As far as Clapper “lying to Congress,” that centers around comments he made in 2013 where he denied the mass collection of U.S. communication. Not too long after that, leaks provided by Edward Snowden confirmed intelligence agencies were, at least on some levels, collecting mass amounts of U.S. communication. While his statement turned out to be false, he apologized for it, saying he gave the “least untruthful” response he could think of.

On a side note, why couldn’t Trump just provide this letter? I’m not saying Clapper didn’t give him a letter (he admitted that he sent him one), but this is a pattern we’ve seen a lot from Trump where he makes a claim about something, usually as part of an attack against someone, yet never provides the evidence it happened himself. If this letter was so “beautiful,” well, then Trump can easily release it.

Finally, Trump wrapped things up by whining about his failure to repeal Obamacare:

To be fair, he’s right. For years Republicans said that the very first chance they got to repeal Obamacare, that’s exactly what they were going to do. The problem is, just like Trump did throughout his campaign — they lied.

The problem is, since they were lying, and Trump never actually had a plan to make health care “better, cheaper, and cover more Americans,” as he promised, they’re in a no-win situation. If they repealed the law, millions of conservative voters would instantly realize just how much they benefited from it. Even the “skinny repeal” would strip health care away from millions of Republican voters.

This is a classic case of one liar blaming another group of liars for neither being able to deliver on their promises.

The bottom line is, Trump’s Thursday temper tantrum was nothing more than another dishonest display of the unhinged incompetence that makes him not only a national embarrassment, but a threat to our national security.

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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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