Trump’s Tweets

You’ve seen it. You know his tweets. Donald Trump’s late-night tweets are getting more and more disgusting each time. He’s been vulgar, he’s been racist, he’s hurt immigrants, and he doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Even some of his supporters have begged him to stop. However, he’s even said that he’ll never stop. He’s admitted he’s his tweets are not presidential, but don’t get excited because, in the same tweet, he had enough characters left to call his tweets “modern day presidential.” He’s arrogant as ever, and he doesn’t seem to be stopping.

I mean, is it really a problem, though?! So, he’s a racist person who doesn’t think truth exists unless what someone says is positive about him. So he’s encouraging gun violence and telling us we’ll finally be safe from immigrants, and he’s only calling out women who he thinks aren’t attractive. I mean, is that really so bad? He’s not calling out all the women. Just the ones that don’t fit his description of a perfect woman. I mean, he should know. He’s been critiquing his daughter Tiffany’s breasts since before she could walk! He’s also been walking in on Miss America contestants while they’re changing so he probably has a good idea of what a woman should look like. So is it really a problem that he’s so critical of everyone else?!

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

He needs to shut up. He needs to stop tweeting. That just has to happen. Like, now.

Okay, so, back on Earth where victimization, emotional abuse, and lies are real, let’s see exactly what Trump has been saying!

Most recently, Donald Trump has victimized Mika Brzezinski from Morning Joe. He said she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.” He felt the need to express why he turned down her request to come to Mar-a-Lago. Wow., well, he’s already talked about Megyn Kelly bleeding from “wherever,” and he’s certainly not been kind to other women, as well.

Let’s see what else. Ah, yes, he’s praised Putin. Of course, because it’s not enough to just disparage people. He has to thank people who have been insulting us for decades. Trump said how pathetic it is that the Democrats are blaming Putin for their losing the 2016 Election. He’s also been constantly attacking the media whenever they say something he doesn’t like, calling them “fake news” exactly 66 times according to Trump Twitter Archive. He’s also recently reposted a video of him beating someone up in a wrestling match, punching him in the face repeatedly. He superimposed the CNN logo on top of the person’s face and called them out once again.

He’s said that he thinks ISIS is laughing at us over what he called our incompetence in trying to stop them. He blamed that on Hillary during his campaign, and he blamed that on Obama earlier before and during his campaign. Also, he’s totally destroyed Obama by saying “everything he touches turns to garbage.” He said that about the President of the United States. What that teaches us is so damaging.

He’s also totally lied about healthcare. Yes, he’s a liar. No surprise there. But if you take a look, you’ll see that, on May 5th, he called the Republicans’ healthcare bill a “victory” and then he called it “mean” in June, BUT whenever the media said the healthcare bill was going to hurt many Americans, Trump called those words “fake news.” Therefore, he’s claiming it’s a lie to say the bill is bad…unless he says that, and then it’s true! He went from “victory” to “mean” while the media was calling it “bad” the whole time, and he continues to claim that they were lying.

What else? Ah, yes, climate change is obviously “garbage,” too, right? Trump said it, so it must be true! He said, in multiple tweets, that climate change is a “fictional,” “bullshit” “hoax.” The Trump Twitter Archives shows a list of all of his tweets that include “global warming.”

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Thanks to Trump Twitter Archive for archiving all of his tweets. They ARE officially statements from the Office of the Presidency. SOMEONE should be keeping track of them.

Let’s give him some credit, though. At least he didn’t tweet during the Comey hearing. However, that would’ve been fine since D.C. bars were prepared with free shots every time he tweeted during the hearing. Seriously, I was downtown and I saw the bars FILLED during the hearing on that fateful day when Trump’s tweets turned into a drinking game.

These tweets are having a huge effect.

First, recklessness can make it hard for your enemies to predict your next movies, and Trump is brash and unpredictable. However, Putin and China haven’t really missed a step so that takes care of any benefits his recklessness might have had, if even accidentally. Now, his unpresidential nature has made is making it hard to work with our allies. That’s a negative effect that’s undebatable.

He’s also clearly shown that he doesn’t care about anyone but himself, and that mirrors his domestic policies. He’s also making it look like this country is not a good place to immigrate. That’s on top of his actually making it impossible whether someone wants to immigrate here or not because of the immigration ban, the new immigration ban, and whatever comes next.

Finally, he’s basically marketing to the world that the leader of this country is going to teach their kids at the very least bad words and bad values and that, at most, he might even take away their freedoms if he doesn’t like what they say about him. He may take away these freedoms individually or summarily take away freedoms from everyone in that person’s ‘group,’ like a minority, country, race or religion. He’s also teaching kids who are already here that it’s okay to treat people that way, and we need to counter that at every turn.

He is also limiting our projection of morality and that which we try to impress upon the world. For years, we’ve encouraged inclusiveness, democracy, human rights, equal rights, and so on. For example, we’ve guaranteed bank loans in developing countries when a small bank in a small town doesn’t want to lend to someone who is from a different tribe. We do that through USAID. Since the bank doesn’t want to take the risk because they are prejudiced toward that tribe, the United States steps in and helps that tribe by protecting the bank from default. Then, when the person or company almost always pay their debts on time (98.1% of the time to be exact), the United States tells that bank that, just because they’re from a different tribe, doesn’t mean they’re all bad, and then we encourage both tribes to come together and form a united community.

BUT NOW, Trump is making it clear he doesn’t care about any of that by almost saying exactly that in his tweets! Honestly?

Additionally, by the way, Trump has slashed the USAID budget. So that’s pretty much done. That agency and others have said they’d have to cut their operations more than thirty percent.

That’s going to hurt even more ways in which we partner with other countries. We’ve already seen countries question their loyalty to partnerships with us because of Trump’s refusal to sign on to the Paris Accord, and more will come from that that we haven’t yet seen.

Domestically, he’s ensuring that Americans don’t trust the government. You can’t have partnerships with local communities if they don’t trust you. You can’t get them to galvanize around an issue if they hate you. In short, you can’t get anything done if you live on an island all by yourself and nobody wants to talk to you.

On the upside, he will have a very hard time getting reelected. In 2018, if we get enough Democrats in both houses, which is going to be quite difficult to do, then we can block him, even override his vetoes, and even discuss whether or not to bring a vote to the floor to discuss whether we should move forward with impeachment.

To clear, impeachment will take time, and as I discussed in my piece on Obstruction of Justice, it probably won’t happen, but I think it’s important that Democrats voice our opinions in a House debate on whether to impeach or not. This will be a step in the right direction even if we don’t get far enough. Moreover, I think we should try to beat him instead of Pence in 2020, but it’ll help so many people feel good about their government again if there’s even talk of impeachment.

So what are we going to do about all this? How can WE help? There’s a couple long-term plans and several short-term plans.

The long-term plan is what Congress can do. They can make a deal with Trump in which we give him something in exchange for closing his Twitter account. In one such deal, if we think we won’t get enough votes in 2018 for impeachment before 2020 anyway, we could promise to back off from impeachment talks because we wouldn’t really be losing anything because we wouldn’t have the votes anyway. We can also work with him on term limits in exchange for stipulating that he can tweet but that he has to do it more appropriately. I don’t think term limits in Congress is really a bad thing, but I do think Trump might save that for one of his last executive orders because he might be afraid he won’t get support from anyone he’s not allowing to run for reelection. So, I think allowing him to push that through Congress now instead of later might be enough to get him to tweet in a way that doesn’t emotionally abuse people, entities, other countries, and the fabric of our entire nation and what we stand for.

Now, here’s the short-term plan…something we all can do RIGHT NOW.

First and foremost, respond to Trump’s tweets. I strongly encourage you to write to him. I write to Trump on Twitter all the time. In the short-run, you can do many things. Tell your kids and your friends and anyone who will listen that Trump’s tweets are not appropriate and that they are having measurable effects that are seriously hurting this country, our standing around the world, and the trust necessary to form partnerships between the federal government and communities and small towns right here in America. Also, look out for any behavior supported by Trump, such as increases is racism, wage inequality, and hatred directed at immigrants, and counter that. You will be alone in protecting those people. They are alone as victims. The administration will not step in to help them. So, in even small ways, you can help anyone that you see being victimized either by Trump, the administration, or anyone who feels emboldened to do so because of Trump’s tweets.

We are not united or galvanized around the Trump’s calls to action, and as such, we are becoming more and more separate from the administration, causing a rift, and it’s important that you inform as many people as you can about as many issues as you can so that we can recover as quickly as possible when this administration is over.

This administration WILL be over. It WILL end at some point. Remember that. Everyday, we’re one day closer to November 3, 2020. Think about the fact that Election Day 2020 is November THIRD! Not the 8th. The earliest a presidential election can ever be, by law, is November 2nd so we’re pretty lucky. Okay, to be real, I know it’s a long time from now.

So until then, make your voice heard. Please remember that you have the power to do that and that your voice WILL be heard. As I said, you can show your power in little ways, and you’ll find out they are actually not so little after all. By standing up for someone oppressed, physically harmed or threatened, economically held back, or just someone who has fears, you’re doing a lot. Just tap them on the shoulder and tell them you’re with them. They could use a friend, and many of them will tell you that you have no idea how much of a positive impact that will have on them. It’s immeasurable. So, do it.

 

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25 thoughts on “Trump’s Tweets

  1. The way I see it, and my opinion may not be the most popular one here, but I think we, not just the American citizens, but the whole world is the cause of this man. It may seem irrelevant but this is what capitalism looks like.

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    1. Thank you. Don’t worry if your comment is unpopular.

      Many people are upset about the economy, but Trump can’t incentivize corporations if no one has enough money to buy their products.

      I’m sure you have more to say about the effects of capitalism, and I’m happy to hear from you.

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  2. i have read your piece with interest. i keep track of Tump Tweets. There are always eccentric people all around this globe. God seems or better Americans have trusted in him to make people of America strong happy etc but here is a President wasting that opportunity in submissing people to his will. Let us hope all will be great for everyone.
    however your piece is very good.
    kindly read my blogs especially on Trump and others.

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    1. Thank you. There are definitely some crazy people out there. I congratulated those who were happy when he won, but sadly, even they’re disappointed now.

      He never planned on doing anything for this country. He just wanted to win. I just hope people can find a way to stay strong until 2020.

      I hope you continue to enjoy my blog. I actually added Trump’s Twitter feed to the menu. Maybe you’ll like that, too. I’m glad you’re keeping a close eye on his behavior.

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    2. I don’t think anybody should be president of the USA. My vote went against the War Machine Establishment in hopes that somehow PEACE could be salvaged from the Goebbels propoganda machine repudiation. Trump’s victory with the ELECTORATE is a rebuke against this constant warmaking of the past administrations, beginning from before Reagan.

      The Russia meme is generated by deep, entrenched interests who think they have to maintain this war machine, with the excuse (for our consumption) that it is for our own protection. Who are they kidding?

      The CIA itself has repeatedly discovered the principle of “blowback”. You meddle with affairs that don’t pertain to you, look at what you get. Bush the First and the Second poked a hornets’ nest sending troops to the land of Mecca, the hills of Afghanistan, and to the Shiite majority territories of Iraq.

      Ron Paul had –and still has– the best foreign policy suggestions of all. The Russia drumbeat, based on ZERO real evidence, supported by fake spin and the Military-Industrial-Government-Media-DeepState-Academia-Religion complex, has pushed Trump into an isolated corner.

      These evildoers have managed to find a flattering voice in Trump’s ear to be able to push out his best allies in the efforts for peace that he has been able to try, like trashing the support that Bush began and Obama continued for the jihadists in Syria who are working with ISIS, beheading any non-Muslim who does not submit to their tyranny.

      MAKE PEACE NOT WAR!

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    3. Thank you. We’re all a bit frustrated these days. Keep speaking out. I will say there’s bipartisan support for evidence of Putin’s involvement in hacking of multiple elections in the US and Europe.

      I certainly understand your anti-war sentiment. I wish our enemies were more anti-war.

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  3. This is brilliantly written. The way it’s written is sometimes things I’m screaming in my head while watching the news but never sure how to articulate my raw emotions. Thank you for this piece. I started with a poem while he was just campaigning that I found as a way to express how I’m feeling. This article has inspired me to try some more ways to voice my anger, frustration, and shock. Always when I think that things cannot get worse they do, and I believe the tweets are a big example of that. Again, really great piece!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. I’m often screaming at a number of mobile devices when Trump talks/tweets about almost anything.

      That’s actually why I wanted to write this blog. I want to keep track of everything that happens so I can look back and make sure I haven’t accepted anything as normal. I also want a good reference in 2020.

      However you vent, do what feels right. We’re all pretty shocked right now.

      I’m glad you enjoy my blog. If you can add to any of my posts, I’d be happy to hear from you!

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  4. Thank you for following my blog. Unfortunately I live in Australia and can’t do much about trump. However, it is always good to hear about how he is running the country (into the ground). Like everyone else, I have no idea what is going on in his head, but as someone that knew a trump as president was always going to be a bad thing, I have the same feeling that trump wants to get closer to Putin and Russia. Perhaps trump wants to make as much money as Putin, and if than means every other American suffering, trump is okay with that.

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    1. Thank you David. Your voice is as loud as mine. Our allies indirectly vote for our government by telling the American people what they would do in response to our policies. I will continue writing about the effects of Trump’s policies. I hope for something good someday, but running us into the ground seems be a common theme. Your comparison of Trump to Putin is spot on. They just don’t care about their own people.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I always try to give advice on what people can do in response to what Trump says and does. Regarding his tweets, all it takes to make your voice heard is tweeting back at him.

      Additionally, we’ve gotten the WH to say that Trump’s tweets are official statements and there’s been talk of limiting what he can tweet.

      Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy it, and if you have additional information about any of the subjects I write about, I’d love to hear from you.

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    1. Sure is. It’s also the time to show what we do when our leaders won’t do what we ask. We can show our leadership skills, and we can show that, by surviving this, we’re actually so strong that we can even get through the Trump administration. If we can handle whatever he throws at us, I don’t think it can get any worse. But yes, I totally understand what you’re saying. I heard Hillary on NPR speaking at Georgetown University a couple hours ago, and no one in the car was allowed to talk because we all just wanted to listen to her voice. Haha.

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