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The on-going clown show: Donald Trump Doubles Down on Boorish Temper Tantrums

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Kevin Drum reports at Mother Jones on Trump’s weird tweets. From the post (but do read it at the link, since it includes the tweets):

First he deliberately undermines his own Justice Department by needlessly calling his immigration EO a “travel ban.” Why? Because he got criticized for accidentally doing this over the weekend, and by God, that means he needs to double down. Having done that, he then proceeds to slam the Justice Department as if they worked for someone else. If he wanted them to stay with the original travel ban, he should have told them to. If he wussed out, it’s his fault, not theirs.

It’s worth noting, by the way, that we’re now in the fifth month of Trump’s childish refusal to go ahead with new travel regulations while we wait for the courts to rule on his temporary travel ban that was meant to give him time to write new travel regulations.

Then, after a bit of random whining, Trump decides to back to the well on the mayor of London.

Drum displays the tweet, which says “Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!” and comments:

Even for Trump, this is close to unbelievable. His original tweet about this yesterday was a lie, and would have been wildly inappropriate even if it weren’t. The city of London had just been hit by a deadly terrorist attack! Trump got blasted for this breathtaking display of churlishness, of course, and that meant he had to hit back today even more boorishly in front of the whole world. Because Donald Trump never, ever, backs down from anything, no matter how stupid. . .

I think everybody on earth, except possibly Donald Trump, knows that the London mayor said that the public “had no reason to be alarmed” by the greater police presence on the street. The mayor was not talking about the attacks, but about the increased number of police in public, and he did not want people to be alarmed by that.

Trump is so dishonest it turns, and being incredibly stupid to boot doesn’t help.

Written by LeisureGuy

5 June 2017 at 10:46 am

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