March 23, 2023

Trump just threw a shameful Twitter tantrum about the protests that greeted his synagogue victims visit

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President Trump took to Twitter this morning and threw a tantrum about the media’s coverage of the protests which met his arrival in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he went with his wife to make his obligatory display of grief after a white supremacist inspired by his conspiracy theories massacred 11 people last weekend.

The president had been asked by both the Mayor and the people of Pittsburgh to stay away; over 82,000 people signed a petition insisting he denounce white nationalism before coming, all of whom he ignored in his drive for a sufficiently exculpatory photo-op.

The images and video of protesting Pittsburghers went viral on social media, which prompted the president to use his first public remarks after the visit not to take a stand against anti-Semitism, or to honor the victims and their families, but instead to complain and to whine about how unfair the media was in showing these protests to the world and how they didn’t really happen and everyone loves him.

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His insincerity has been palpable throughout the entire tragedy. When news of the shooting first broke, he didn’t even have the heart to issue a message himself, instead just choosing to quote-tweet the Vice-President’s message and add on a lame “I agree.”

Just like when activist Heather Heyer was murdered by a neo-Nazi at Charlottesville, Trump couldn’t help but nudge and wink to “both sides” and refused to acknowledge how much the killer was inspired by the president’s recent anti-Semitic dogwhistles and conspiracy theories about Jewish billionaire George Soros.

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His failure to issue his own message was a message in and of itself that every neo-Nazi and white supremacist across the country heard loud and clear, just like they do when they hear him talk about the (((globalists))) and George Soros and proudly calls himself a “nationalist.”

This kind of violence is the inevitable result of the hateful energies that Donald Trump is exploiting for his political ambitions and self-aggrandizement, and it’s obvious he couldn’t care any less about the consequences of his actions.


Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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