Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Donald Trump doesn't give a tweet


What aren't we seeing right now from the tweeter-in-chief?

I'll give you a moment. Take another look.


Uh . . . condolences . . . anything about what happened in Manchester, England last night? After all, this is the man who, saddled with the demands and responsibility of leading the free world, can find the time to tweet about this:


But not about this:


MEANWHILE, many others in politics (and every other pursuit) have taken to Twitter to express condolences, outrage and sorrow. Like Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo.

But not the president of the United States, the Twitteriest of them all. At least as of this posting, nearly 11 hours after the murderous attack. Good to know.

But we already knew, didn't we?


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UPDATE: Himself finally said something, during a speech in Bethlehem. From The Guardian:
Speaking in Bethlehem, where he was meeting the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, Donald Trump said: “I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed.”

The US president said “evil losers” and a “wicked ideology” were responsible, going beyond what British police and politicians have thus far said in attributing responsibility for the bombing.“I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term,” he said. “They would think it was a great term. I will call them from now on losers. Because that’s what they are – losers. We will have more of them but they are losers. Remember that.”
I YI YI, Forrest Trump just can't help himself, getting way out ahead of the facts as we know them . . . while he sounds a lot more like Orange Donnie from Queens calling in to Rush Limbaugh than he does president of the United States of America.

On the other hand, maybe he just let something else slip that he learned from Israeli intelligence.

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