President Donald Trump’s first tweet of the day was not honoring 9/11, or the nearly 3000 lives that were lost in that unimaginable tragic attack on America.
Instead, it was about what’s always on his mind: trying to convince the world his election was legitimate and he did not collude with Russia to win.
Trump then retweeted a 9/11 tweet from his director of social media, then posted three tweets responding to stories Fox News was reporting, then he posted a tweet announcing he was traveling “to attend a Flight 93 September 11th Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania with Melania.”
And then, this:
17 years since September 11th!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
It appears to be a gleeful celebration of one of the worst, most deadly, and most horrific attacks on the nation. Whether or not that was his intent, that’s what it appears to be.
He did not and has not mentioned the brave first responders, many of whom died working to save others. Many first responders suffer disease from the toxins they breathed in while selflessly working to help others live.
He did not mention the nearly 3000 who died. He did not mention the families, friends, and co-workers who lost loved ones that terrible day.
He did not mention the U.S. service members who went to war, a misguided war, many of whom lost their lives, or their limbs, or their mental health.
President Trump did nothing to honor those most affected by 9/11.
Instead, he tweeted a celebration of the attacks.
Many on social media were confused, outraged, and stunned:
This is NOT a celebration!!! What is wrong with you?!! Today is about remembering & honoring the massive loss of life that occurred on this horrific day in our history, and recognizing the families who have suffered losing their loved ones. DO NOT DISRESPECT THAT! #NeverForget https://t.co/qxPVM7bfrx
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) September 11, 2018
The exclamation point. No words. https://t.co/GDZR3cps8I
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) September 11, 2018
This reads like something a 13 year old would tweet. And who puts an exclamation point in this? Like we should be excited about it? What a complete and utter buffoon. https://t.co/MPvKH7I55j
— T.D. Dery (@TD1TribeKU) September 11, 2018
good morning, we live in hell https://t.co/9bFs85I3JG
— Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield) September 11, 2018
I don't get what in the actual hell this tweet is supposed to mean. Looking into this man's history, it could easily mean the celebration of the height of Trump Tower.
What a disgrace, on every level. https://t.co/daAbgOFR6a
— Will McAdam (@theWillSource) September 11, 2018
When you lack the normal human capacity for empathy: https://t.co/pxbx8ajk76
— Mark Gongloff (@markgongloff) September 11, 2018
This would be inappropriate if it had come from a news journalist.
That it has come from the President of the country who suffered from this attack is outrageous beyond my capacity to describe it. https://t.co/yJy3lx09ir
— Pedro Henrique L. do Nascimento 🇧🇷 (@PHLdoNascimento) September 11, 2018
You act like its a celebration you incompetent dotard. Thank you to all the racist moronic inbred Trump voters for giving us this fat tub of goo to lead this country. Unfuckingbelievable.
— CallingU0UT (@CallingU0UT) September 11, 2018
Wow. You are incapable of any real sympathy for those affected by 9/11. This tweet sounds like a celebration. Disgusting.
— AmericanagainstTrump (@notadeplorable2) September 11, 2018
Is…is he excited about it? https://t.co/merlmRnRfG
— Brian Westfall (@Brian_LifeOf) September 11, 2018
For someone who tweets NONSTOP on pointless issues, this is what the POTUS has to say to the victims and survivors on the anniversary of one of the most impactful days in our history. Glad you can do math Mr. President. https://t.co/frQo9pNbac
— Analisa Adkins (@analisaadkins) September 11, 2018
It's not a celebration. https://t.co/wu4booPQYC
— Samuel Scott (@samueljscott) September 11, 2018
Morbidly excited. https://t.co/9kTwj0MOYo
— Pedro da Costa (@pdacosta) September 11, 2018
Manages to make this sound like some obscene sporting victory with exclamation mark https://t.co/2iGOKvV75I
— Tom Quinn (@TomTheProducer1) September 11, 2018
I briefly wondered how Trump would mark the occasion today, figuring I’d be disappointed in whatever he did, but not surprised.
I was wrong about the second part. https://t.co/oztxhBo1ml
— Andy Merritt (@A_Merritt) September 11, 2018
What a bizarre thing to tweet. No mention of the victims, the rescuers, the soldiers who served in Afghanistan or any wider context of the attack. https://t.co/tXLdVGxzyR
— David Herdson (@DavidHerdson) September 11, 2018
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Donald Trump: as unpopular as Nixon when he resigned.
A new poll released this week shows that President Donald Trump is as disliked as President Richard M. Nixon was on the day he resigned from office.
The Marist College Poll is reporting that only 20% of Americans find Donald Trump’s job performance as “excellent,” with an additional 20% listing him as “pretty good.”
At the bottom of the rankings, 13% said the President’s job performance is “fair,” with 45% reporting it as “poor.”
44 years ago this week, as President Nixon was preparing to resign the office, he also had a 45% majority of the country claiming he was doing a poor job, per the Harris poll.
Of course, the numbers split along party lines. A mere 2% of Democrats feel that trump is doing an excellent job, versus 49% of Republicans. At the other end of the scale, 80% of Democrats list his performance as poor, while only 6% of republicans would agree.
One major difference between Trump and Nixon’s number is the intensity of feelings over Trump. Only 70% of Democrats polled in 1974 felt Nixon’s performance was poor — ten points more favorable than Trump today.
The same is true for Republicans, with a mere 20% of 1974 Republicans giving Nixon an excellent rating.
The intensity of dislike by Democrats is expected to help in the polls come November’s midterm elections, potentially fueling a record turnout and a sizable victory for Democratic candidates.
The last time Democrats picked up such huge midterm wins? 1974.
Trump “needs to put a pin in that,” says panelist
An MSNBC panel was positively stunned by a tweet from Donald Trump on Sunday morning, where the president admitted his oldest son and other campaign officials met with Russians in an attempt to seek dirt on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Sunday morning Trump contradicted previous White House explainations that Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting in Trump Tower was about orphans, with the president writing, “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent.”
With the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) maintaining that presidents can’t be prosecuted while still in office, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin said Trump’s collusion admission could mean he’ll be at risk of jail time after leaving office.
“I’d like to remind Mr. Trump that that ruling only says you can’t be prosecuted while in office,” Rubin explained. “So before he goes out the door, maybe he wants to resign the presidency and has Vice President Pence pardon him because he’s going to be prosecutable as soon as he leaves office.”
“He needs to put a pin in that,” she added.
You can watch the video below via MSNBC:
Image via screen capture from video source.
Internet Turns on Jim Jordan After Report Says 100 Students Told Ohio State of Doc’s Sexual Assault
Rep. Jim Jordan is in even deeper trouble after the Associated Press posted a tweet stating more than 100 students say they told Ohio State about the wrestling team’s doctor who was sexually assaulting and raping students.
Friday afternoon Twitter exploded, attacking GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, upon seeing the AP’s tweet – which has since gone viral. Jordan was the Ohio State wrestling team’s assistant coach. He denies ever being told that the team physician, Dr. Richard Strauss, was regularly sexually molesting, assaulting, or raping team members.
Reports state up to 11 former wrestling team members, most of whom were assaulted themselves, say Jordan had to have known. He in turn has repeatedly called them liars, and claims they are part of a coordinated effort to make him lose his attempt to become Speaker of the House.
It gets worse for Jordan.
The Washington Post has just reported “Ohio State has more than 100 firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct,” by Dr. Strauss.
Here’s some of the reaction to the latest news:
#JimJordanKnew and did nothing
— Bob (@bobpi31415) July 20, 2018
There is no way that @Jim_Jordan didn’t know about this. None.
He needs to resign for lying to the American people and slandering the victims. And he needs to do it yesterday. https://t.co/cHdyTcMVVS
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) July 20, 2018
— 🤦🏻♀️jandtrich🤦🏻♀️ (@jandtrich) July 20, 2018
Pressure likely to mount on Rep. Jim Jordan: What did he know and when did he know it? https://t.co/k6m2TMbE6u
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) July 20, 2018
If Jim Jordan had an ounce of shame or a smidgen of conscience or even a few stray molecules of ethics, he would resign.
I guess the people of his district will just have to vote him out. https://t.co/H7emEVaZ89
— Ed Bott (@edbott) July 20, 2018
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) July 20, 2018
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) July 20, 2018
The Ohio State story goes so far beyond Jim Jordan that arguing it was concocted in an effort to sink his bid to be Speaker verges on the offensive.
— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) July 20, 2018
@Jim_Jordan Time to come clean. Confess and face the truth. You covered up for a known child-molester, to save your own career. We know it. You know it. Save your family further heartache. Tell the truth. It will set you free. Then #Resign– try to claim a little bit of honor. https://t.co/ukCXC3k7ob
— John Fowler (@JohnFowlerTV) July 20, 2018
Jim Jordan is like a guy who saw lots of sexual assaults and ignored them all. Oh wait… he is that guy.
— Victor Stoddard (@VicStoddard) July 19, 2018
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