February 6, 2023

Trump’s mocking tweet about celebrating legislative victories just came back to haunt him

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Trump ended his first year in office as every reasonable person expected: an abject failure.


He spent the entire year drenched in controversy and chased by a cloud of suspicion. Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and struck a plea deal with his disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

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Trump failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act like he promised (luckily for the American people). He failed to build his innately racist Mexican border wall (luckily for the American and Mexican people). But, of course, our egomaniacal president is pathologically incapable of recognizing his own numerous shortcomings and prefers instead to celebrate imagined victories.

This morning Trump took to Twitter to brag about cutting regulations that protect Americans, making judicial appointments that are unprecedentedly unqualified, and numerous other things that aren’t accomplishments so much as the basic fulfillment of his fundamental duties as president. He congratulated himself in the pathetic way that has become his trademark.

Soon after he sent the tweet, a Twitter user pointed out the hilarious hypocrisy. Trump tweeted to congratulate himself, but previously tweeted to mock Secretary of State John Kerry for celebrating the Iran deal. The key difference is that Kerry had an actual accomplishment to tout, whereas Trump had to invent a few. The juxtaposition is just sad:

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Once again, a relevant tweet from Trump’s past has shown just how inconsistent he is. He cares only about stroking his own ego and attacking his enemies. There is no moral core or idealogical true north for this president. He will lie, contradict himself, and deny in order to make himself look good. Sad!

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Robert Haffey

Robert Haffey is a political writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.

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