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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Trump & Twitter: Match made in hell

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Donald Trump: Bully of the year…or the decade…or the century…or forever.
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

The Presidency of the United States is often called “a bully pulpit” because whomever sits in the seat of power in the White House can say pretty much whatever he damn well pleases and it will get attention.

In 11 days, the biggest bully ever becomes President and his pulpit of choice will be Twitter, his social media tool for spreading lies, vitriol and obscenities to the world.

Trump and Twitter are made for each other.  Thanks to a largely-uninformed electorate and an Electoral College that can, and increasingly does, legally use gerrymandering to decide who is the President of the United States, the match made in hell will become perhaps the most dangerous tool in the hands of a madman.

Yes, the opinion here is that Donald Trump, the President-elect, is that he is a madman, an obscenity laden, lies-spouting, red-faced angry man who sputters and rants like a spoiled child — which he is — and lashes out at anyone and everyone that does not lavish him with unearned praise.

On January 6, Trump — the President elect and former host of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC TV — tweeted this about the host who replaced him:

Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got “swamped” (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT. So much for….

Two days, earlier, he took credit for album sales of Jackie Evancho’s new album after she agreed to perform at his inauguration:

Jackie Evancho’s album sales have skyrocketed after announcing her Inauguration performance. Some people just don’t understand the “Movement”

When actress Meryl Streep talked about Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter during his Presidential campaign, the President-elect’s response:

Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him…….

Really?  As a late TV sports reporter used to say: “Let’s go to the video tape:”

President-elect Trump, you are a liar.

You are, without a doubt, the most egomaniacal, arrogant malcontent that I have witnessed in my 50+ years of reporting on politics, presidents and pretenders to power.  Correction:  My 50+ years includes a dozen of those 12-month terms as a political operative who helped elect a lot of people who didn’t deserve to win to jobs they couldn’t handle.  My bad.

Oh, Trump’s Tweet tirade after Streep’s comments about Trump (in which she did not call him by name):

Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…..

Chuck Schumer, the Senator heading the committee that is dealing with the Affordable Care Act, said a realistic and affordable replacement must be in place before terminating the existing health care law, called “Obamacare.” That brought this tweet from Trump:

The Democrats, lead by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in. Instead of working to fix it, they..

Hmmm. The incoming President of the United States calls a Senate chairman a “head clown.”

The real “head clown” we see in Washington nowadays is Donald Trump.

Not even God can help us out of this mess.  Perhaps God is staying out of this mess.

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4 thoughts on “Trump & Twitter: Match made in hell”

  1. Ya know Doug, after 8 years of reading continuous lack of support for Mr Obama, your undermining of, & pecking away @, his policies from almost day one, not to mention your stead fast refusal to give him credit for anything, I’m kind of enjoying your new found rage over Trumplethinskin, Tweeter in Chief. President Cheeto, Trumputin, Trumpenstein, Drumpf, & my favorite…

    COMMIE LOVER.

    Be careful what you wish for, you may get it……. and the toxic Right deserves this horse manure for all of their hypocrisy. Unfortunately our country, as a whole, is going to suffer & so are we, to a point that America may never recover..

    I smell Treason in the air

  2. Those who pray, need to pray. I am one of those evangelical Christians who did NOT vote for Trump. I am one of those evangelicals who subscribe to the idea that Christianity is a the sermon we preach in the actions and deeds of our daily lives. So many seem to be two issue voters, anti abortion and anti gay marriage. Gay marriage is here to stay and the GOP has been running on the anti abortion platform for 50 years and nothing has changed. My angst is candidate kiss the brass rings of some loud mouth TV ministers and all is well. Trump is a man who doesn’t need to ask forgiveness, he just tries to do better. Repentance is one of the basic tenants of our faith. The fact that main stream evangelicals embraced him, seemingly without a thought, just astonishes me. May the Good Lord have mercy on us

  3. Orange man Trump will run his presidency by insult, denigration, insinuation and wild accusations with the backing of the Republican Party.

    Republicans have moved the right-wing fringe onto center stage with their discourse which will render any possible substantive debate upon which any civil democracy depends.

    There will be great damage to the Republic under his administration.

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