Always the Victim, Trump Cries ‘All I Want to Do Is MAGA’ in Tweet Bashing the Media

Being president brings a lot of burdens that weigh heavily on the occupant of the White House. There are international relations, trade deals, economics, taxes, healthcare, and so many other pressing matters to attend to. And of course there are natural disasters. And all of this is happening in the boiling cauldron of politics. The hostilities that flow both between and within the parties are a constant irritation. Anyone who isn’t prepared for this conflict is too unfit to serve.

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And speaking of unfit . . . Donald Trump.

Wednesday morning Trump woke up and fumbled around for his phone to express himself on the Twitter machine. Included in his daily tantrum was a particularly self-absorbed whine. It started out as a typical attack on the media that he despises so much. But it concluded with a display of incoherent victimhood:

Oh, poor Donald. He’s the object of so much undeserved contempt when the only thing he’s ever want to do was MAGA. For those not initiated into his acronym club, that’s “Make America Great Again.” Nothing else has entered his mind since sacrificing his golden penthouse in Manhattan to serve his country. Never mind the bone spurs, he just wants to give something back.

Well, with everything else that the President has to deal with, perhaps his plaintive wail can be answered with a little help from his pals on Twitter. The first response he received literally spelled it out in the initials:

That’s a pretty complete explanation for why Trump is wondering. The nation has concluded that he is an incompetent blowhard. He has the worst approval ratings of any president in modern history. And it isn’t personal. It’s based on his words and deeds. He has compiled an agenda that the American people reject and has embarrassed the nation with his crude demeanor. From his efforts to kill ObamaCare, to his climate science denial, to his pandering to the elites of Wall Street. Donald Trump has alienated our allies and cozied up to our enemies.

Add to that his recent defense of neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. He doesn’t need to wonder why the alt-right, white supremacists are behind him a hundred percent. And as a five-time draft dodger, Trump earned more rebukes by casting aside transgender patriots who want to serve their country in uniform. His latest project to reform taxes is nothing but a give-away to the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Does he still wonder why he receives so much criticism in the press? That, after all, was what triggered this puzzling tirade. How about the manner in which he assaults the media and the constitutional protection of free speech. He has called them “the enemy of the American people.” Just this week an international organization warned that his hostile rhetoric could result in attacks on journalists.

However, for a more comprehensive view of why Trump is so reviled, let’s turn again to Twitter:

And that’s just for starters. If Trump still doesn’t know why he has so many critics it can only be because he prefers being uninformed. His son Eric gave a pretty good reason during an interview on a wingnut radio show. He told Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo that his father had to “tune out” the criticism or he might become depressed and commit suicide. Well, that’s comforting isn’t it? And proof positive that Trump isn’t the least bit mentally unhinged.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.

LOL: Get Your Klan Hoods and Putin Merch at – the Trump Tower Gift Store?

Finally. A recent visit to the gift store at Trump Tower in Manhattan revealed a surprisingly intuitive effort to give the people what they really want. The selection of merchandise had expanded from the usual tacky shot glasses and t-shirts. For a limited time, customers were able to acquire something that truly defined Donald Trump’s brand.

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While browsing the shelves at the Trump Store, shoppers from the Gothamist found a few fan items they could happily add to their collection. They included white “Klan” style hoods, postcards with Vladimir Putin as the 45th president, and urine-resistant rubber sheets. And my personal favorite, a TV remote control pre-set to Fox News.

Unfortunately, these specials were only available to the lucky early arrivals. That’s because after the Gothamists tried to purchase some, the employees evacuated the store and shut it down. After re-opening an hour later the merchandise was gone. However, it was on the shelves for nearly twenty-four hours. Here is the report of the retail discovery from the Gothamist:

“On Monday afternoon, two NYC-based artists secretly slipped some items inside the merchandising outpost of the Trump Tower’s lower lobby. Among them: A Trump-emblazoned KKK hood ‘for fine people,’ sealed packages of pee-proof rubber sheets, and a Russian flag. In the front of the store, a postcard display featured the 45th President of the United States, Vladimir Putin, along with cards paying tribute to First Lady Ivanka Trump, and the flap of flesh near the president’s throat area, known as a Wattle.”

In an interview with Gothamist, the artists described their motivation:

“We thought the tourists coming in to buy some stuff, especially people from other countries, should get the whole story of who the president is, because the items in the Trump store don’t accurately reflect the person,” one of the two artists, who asked that we not reveal his name, told Gothamist.

Indeed. This was an inspired attempt to put the true face of Trump before the public. So alongside MAGA merch and self-exalting apparel and books, the people could see the real Trump. And by exploiting the store in his ego-bound tower, they perfectly defined the crass commercialization he exudes. After all, this is the man who held a campaign press conference where he peddled his steaks and bottled water. He’s in constant violation of the Constitution due to his hotels hosting foreign leaders and diplomats.

Worst of all, Trump traveled to the Hurricane Harvey-ravaged state of Texas for a photo-op, but turned it into a commercial. The whole time he was wearing a brand new Trump-branded hat that just went on sale on his campaign website. So although he didn’t meet with a single victim, he modeled his $40.00 head gear for the assembled media. And that is just so Trump. The Trump that the artists captured so beautifully.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.