President Trump may as well have tweeted “Nobody likes me, Everybody hates me, Guess I’ll go eat worms,” given the last tweet in his Sunday morning tweetstorm today.
In a typical display of envy, jealousy, and paranoia towards his more competent, less antagonistic predecessor, Trump tried to convince the world that his accomplishments far exceed that of former President Obama and that only the machinations of a prejudiced cabal of unfriendly media have prevented him from getting the massive wave of public adulation that he so craves after all that he believes that he’s done for the ungrateful nation.
If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and for the Economy, the Corrupt Media would be hailing them as Incredible, & a National Holiday would be immediately declared. With me, despite our record setting Economy and all that I have done, no credit!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019
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Given that Trump’s obsession with illegal immigration and the measures that he has taken to combat it have only resulted in increased numbers of refugees trying to seek the asylum that they are entitled to under the international treaties to which the United States is a signatory, Trump’s complaint that he hasn’t received the proper credit for his efforts seems like a foolish attempt to call greater attention to his major policy failure rather than anything to ask to be celebrated for.
Moreover, given that the strength of the U.S. economy is merely a continuation of the recovery engineered by President Obama after he led the rescue of the economic disaster resulting from the enormous failure of the policies of the previous Republican administration under President George W. Bush — and coming just days after a disappointing employment report that also revised the previous two months’ job numbers downwards — Trump’s attempts to claim that he deserves adulation for his skills as a stable business genius are risible at best.
The president continues his long-standing practice of accusing his perceived enemies of exactly that of which he himself is guilty by labeling the media “Corrupt” in an attempt to discredit the facts that they report which reflect negatively on his dismal performance in office.
He also seems to lack any familiarity with the process by which “National Holidays” are declared and the reasons for doing so.
While that’s not especially surprising with his track record to date, it is remarkable that he showed enough restraint in this instance to fail to ask for his face to be added to Mount Rushmore.
Perhaps President Trump needs to be reminded that credit is only offered to those deserving of it and that those offering credit typically avoid granting it to people with a string of bankruptcies and failed business ventures.
Cue up a chorus of “Poor, poor pitiful me” for President Trump. He’s got a lot of worm eating to do.
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