Trump’s Tuesday Twitter Meltdown Was a Dumpster Fire of Lies and Stupidity

I’m absolutely confident that if I gave Donald Trump a basic social studies test to determine how much he knows about government and how it works, he’d fail miserably. His “presidency” is essentially what would happen if your proverbial “drunk, racist uncle” ever managed to become president.

The sad reality in which we’re all currently living is that this country is being led by a man who has no idea what he’s doing. I don’t mean that in the typical, partisan “I disagree with Republicans” sort of a way, either. When I say Trump has no idea what he’s doing, I mean that he doesn’t remotely understand the Constitution and has no idea how our government works.

For example, Tuesday’s Twitter rant where Trump put on a wonderful display of his ignorance about governing, Congress, or how anything actually gets done.

It started with this:

During his campaign Trump said he had an amazing plan that would make health care cheaper, better, and cover more Americans. If that were actually true, they would have passed that bill months ago.

Obviously Trump never had more than empty talking points and lies. The reason why Republicans can’t pass the disastrous Trumpcare is because they’re too afraid of the political ramifications that they would face once millions of their supporters realized how much they had benefited from a law the GOP spent years lying about.

Then came this pathetic tweet:

Yes, that’s the current “President” of the United States, instead of finding a way to lead his own party, basically “taking his ball and going home.”

By the way, no, Obamacare will not “fail” unless Republicans try to actively sabotage it.

Though Trump’s whining was only beginning:

I still can’t help but laugh at the “logic” of someone continually throwing a hissy fit because Democrats won’t support a health care bill that’s so awful even members of his own party won’t vote for it.

By the way, in this instance, Democrats aren’t obstructing anything. Since Republicans used special budget rules to pass Trumpcare in the House, that means all they would need in the Senate is for every member of their party to vote “yea” for it to pass and be sent to Trump’s desk.

That means Democrats have almost no power to block Trumpcare since it wouldn’t take a single vote from any of them to pass it, nor can they use the filibuster to block it.

Then Trump displayed the ultimate irony from a member of the GOP:

When all else fails, call for ending the filibuster because you don’t know how to govern.

Though I’m sure I don’t have to point out how ironic it is for a Republican to whine about the minority party in the Senate blocking legislation after the GOP broke records when it came to using the filibuster to block legislation and appointees during Obama’s presidency when Democrats held the majority.

I also like how he added “Crazy!” at the end of this tweet as if he just learned the rules of the Senate — because he probably did.

As I’ve said from the beginning, if Obamacare were really as bad as Trump and Republicans have spent years claiming it is, and Trumpcare was as wonderful as they say it will be, then this would have been passed months ago.

This all reminds me of the analogy of a dog chasing a car and not knowing what to do with it if they ever caught it.

Well, that’s exactly what we’re seeing now with Republicans and Obamacare. After years promising to “repeal and replace Obamacare on Day 1,” now that they have the power to do exactly that — they don’t know what to do with it.

It’s obvious Republicans never came up with a plan and even though they’ll never admit it, they can’t simply repeal Obamacare because it’s too popular.

The bottom line is, the only people Donald Trump and the GOP have to blame are themselves. He based a big part of his campaign around his non-existent “plan” for health care, while Republicans spent years lying about the law to supporters who were gullible enough to believe them.

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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