Trump just launched insulting and unhinged Twitter tantrum against France’s Macron

Stinging from three days of criticism for his debacle of a Veterans’ Day and still in the throes of the sullenly cantankerous spirits that have gripped President Trump since the midterm elections, the leader of the free world took to Twitter this morning to rail at the nation who hosted him over the weekend in a bizarre and unhinged Twitter tantrum.

At this point in his presidency, we can safely assume that President Trump was watching television — in this case, coverage of Macron’s comments on Sunday — and grew so furiously angry he felt the need to shout to the whole world about it.

Macron took a shot at Trump and his newly adopted label of “nationalist” (the “white” part is silent), on Sunday, saying that “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism…Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism by saying, ‘Our interest first, who cares about the others?’”

How fitting it was of Trump to prove his point literally a day later.

By any standard of measurement, it is in extremely poor taste to mock the nation of France for being invaded by Germany twice in the past century, especially since Trump couldn’t even be bothered to honor the American veterans who died defending France in those wars.

While Germany and France celebrated their unity this weekend, it was the leader of the United States that was isolated and alone, seething at the perceived injustice of the world.

Of course, Trump had his excuses for that too:

While that may have been true, he would have found a way if he had really wanted to go — and the fact that there was no plan B tells you all you need to know about his dedication to the troops, especially since he then failed to visit Arlington National Cemetary in the United States, where it also happened to be raining, so that he could stay inside and watch TV all day.

Trump’s behavior has grown increasingly erratic and spiteful over the past week, and unfortunately for him, the incoming Mueller probe indictments aren’t likely to make him feel much better!

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.