The most powerful man in the world wants your sympathy. He wants you to look at all of the horrible things he’s done and said, the children he’s kidnapped from their parents and put in cages, the minorities he’s vilified, the vast and cruel incompetence of his administration in general and then come to the conclusion that it is, in fact, he who is the real victim. Such was the sentiment when Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning for one of his childish daily rants.
He started off by playing his greatest hits: railing against the phony “witch hunt” and bragging about his imagined accomplishments: the tax cuts he passed which have skyrocketed the national deficit and accomplished little more than handing massive amounts of wealth to the top 1%, his appointing of regressive, incapable stooges and sexual predators to judgeships, the military which he has disrespected and used as a political prop, and veterans, whose department he has corruptly entrusted to his Mar-a-Lago cronies.
Trump then made the preposterous claim that his approval ratings would be at “75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen” if he was being treated more fairly. In reality — while Rasmussen does show his approval rating around 50% — his overall is closer to 42%. Furthermore, the only place that Donald Trump would ever have a 75% favorability rating is inside his own deluded psyche.
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He ended the tweet by coining one of his most pathetic phrases to date, complaining about “Presidential Harrassment!” There is, of course, no such thing as presidential harassment. He works for the American people and they must hold him accountable for everything he does.
It’s certainly not harassment to point out that Trump is sowing the seeds for another economic collapse or that he is reducing the United States’ reputation abroad to tatters. It’s as if he thought he could get elected and retire to the Oval Office to fiddle with the nuclear codes for the rest of his term. He has a job to do, he’s not doing, and he must be told as much.
Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judge’s, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen. It’s called Presidential Harassment!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2018