Trump’s Sunday Twitter Meltdown was a Spectacular Showing of His Floundering Incompetence

While Donald Trump throwing a hissy fit on Twitter isn’t “breaking news,” seeing as this is the primary means of communication this “president” has decided to use to vent like a spoiled tween who was just grounded for the weekend by their parents, it makes what he says during these frequent temper tantrums worth paying attention to.

Sunday was a great example of what I’m talking about as Trump went on an incoherent word salad of a rant in another desperate attempt to deflect attention off the fact that, every single day, it seems more and more likely that his campaign colluded with the Russian government during last year’s election.

Let’s just get right into these tweets.

First up was this ridiculous statement:

For starters, Clinton being given a primary debate question prior to the event is not, in any way, “illegal.” It was shady, unethical, and never should have happened — but it wasn’t “illegal.” The DNC is a private organization that really doesn’t even have to hold primary elections, let alone debates, if it doesn’t want to. So that’s just pure gibberish.

As for her deleted emails, seeing as the FBI spent over a year investigating them, her private server, and what took place prior to the deletion of 33,000 emails a team of lawyers deemed personal — yet cleared her of any legal wrongdoing — that issue has already been resolved.

And last I checked, I didn’t see Clinton whining on a daily basis about it, either.

That doesn’t even really matter, because Clinton’s emails have nothing to do with what Donald Trump Jr. did last year. Even if you want to believe that Clinton is guilty of a crime and should be in prison (though the FBI would disagree), that wouldn’t have anything to do with whether or not Trump Jr. should also be fitted for an orange jumpsuit.

And I’m still not sure how it’s the “fake news media” when the only reason we’re even hearing about this story isn’t because Trump Jr. came clean and made it public on his own — it’s because the media Trump likes to call “fake” reported on it.

Though as we’ve all seen time and time again, when Trump’s backed into a corner, he goes out of his way to bring up Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton hoping it will distract his supporters.

Then there was this gem:

Every time he whines about unnamed sources I laugh, considering how often he says things like “I’m hearing” or “I’ve been told” when he makes some sort of outrageous claim, while never revealing his sources.

Let’s not forget this is the guy who repeatedly said that he had sources who had told him Obama’s birth certificate was fake.

I think it’s also worth pointing out how Fox News, his favorite station, like every other media entity, frequently uses unnamed sources when reporting a story. Hell, Trump’s ridiculous Obama wiretapping conspiracy was based on Fox News’ Judge Napolitano citing unnamed sources. A story the network eventually had to retract — because there’s absolutely no evidence to support it.

But then came my favorite tweet:

I’ll go ahead and point out the obvious that — at no time — is an approval rating at or near 40 percent “not bad.” Even if it’s on the uptick from a much lower level, it’s never a good thing when a president’s approval rating is hovering around 40 percent.

As for the ABC/Washington Post poll being the most “inaccurate poll around election time,” as with many things Trump says, that’s not true, either.

Their last poll just before the election had Clinton winning the overall vote by four percent, she won it by two. That poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 points. Which puts the final results of the poll and the ultimate outcome of the popular vote (which is really what these polls determine) perfectly within the margin of error.

For the record, Fox News’ last poll out before the election also had Clinton winning by four points, while Trump’s favorite poll, traditionally right-leaning Rasmussen, had her winning by two.

Speaking of Trump’s favorite poll (you know, the one he bragged about when it showed him with a 50 percent approval rating just a few weeks ago), they currently have his approval rating at 43 percent, which is only four points higher than the ABC/Washington Post poll he attacked in this tweet.

Furthermore, his disapproval rating with Rasmussen is 57 percent — which is the highest disapproval rating of any of the most recent polls. 

I know covering Trump’s tweets can seem redundant, but I still believe doing so is newsworthy. Not just because I feel it’s important to break down the incompetent ramblings of the current “president,” but because I believe if we stop being disgusted by what he says on social media, that’s when his unhinged behavior becomes “normal.”

That’s been one of my biggest fears since this all started, and it’s something that I’m fighting every day to prevent from happening. This type of behavior from any human being, let alone the “president,” damn sure isn’t normal.

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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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