President Donald Trump is working hard to get people to attend his hastily thrown-together “Salute to America” Independence Day celebration on the National Mall today. But in one of his morning tweets he bragged, “Perhaps even Aircraft One will do a low and loud sprint over the crowd.”
Aircraft One is recognized as the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plane.
A documentary about the Russian jet can be viewed on Amazon Prime’s streaming service.
“Called ‘Kremlin-In-the-Air’, it carries Russia’s most important passenger – the President. Set in the context of real historical events, the film reveals unique facts about life and work aboard the Aircraft One,” reads the description.
Trump quickly deleted the tweet.
Donald Trump deleted his Independence Day tweet included mention of “Aircraft One”, and replaced it with one that identified the aircraft as Airforce One pic.twitter.com/9L02xKdb52
— United States Trends (@Trends4USA) July 4, 2019
But not soon enough. Many on social media took time to mock the American president.
“Aircraft One” is what Putin’s plane is known as in Russia. https://t.co/cmJ70MDyrA
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) July 4, 2019
Hold up…isn’t Aircraft One Putin’s plane? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/gultjYp3rp
— Cromwell (@Cromwell606) July 4, 2019
Oooh–Freudian tweet! “Aircraft One” is Putin’s plane.
— Kevin C. McGee (@bankrlawimp) July 4, 2019
Is Aircraft One Putin’s plane? pic.twitter.com/wSgHNjzgQw
— 🎱L.D. Thill🌵 (@RagingPachyderm) July 4, 2019
#Trump deleted his Aircraft One tweet! His Maga trolls were trying to explain it away with some technicality, but more likely he had #Putin‘s plane’s name in mind. Btw, why did he prohibit staff & official note-taking at his mtg with Putin? And where are those translators notes? https://t.co/C8AqzQkrEP
— Sandra Navidi (@SandraNavidi) July 4, 2019
In his desperate attempt to draw a big crowd tonight, Trump gave the game away by calling the presidential plane Aircraft One, which is literally the name of Putin’s plane. Maybe it could fly over and pick up Trump and his traitorous family for a one-way trip to Moscow. pic.twitter.com/mI19gOrAja
— Sister Celluloid (@sistercelluloid) July 4, 2019
Putin is coming from far and wide to join what is turning out to be the biggest celebrations in the history of Russia, SALUTE TO TRUMP, an all day event, culminating with a low & loud sprint over the crowd by Aircraft One. #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly #July4th pic.twitter.com/8RL1W1Su0a
— Trump Interpreter (@trumpinterprtr) July 4, 2019
@POTUS are you confused about which Country you are in? Aircraft One is the name of Putin’s plane.
— M.H.L (@MHLefaucheux) July 4, 2019
To be fair, he probably has flown around on Aircraft One. But, it’s early in the morning so he probably forgot which plane was Putin’s. pic.twitter.com/2G5i3OESpb
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) July 4, 2019
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President ‘Dementia J. Trump’ Mocked for Not Saying ‘One Coherent Thing’ During Press Briefing
President Donald Trump’s Monday evening press briefing is being widely panned as a rambling diatribe of complaints and misinformation. The President had difficulty pronouncing many words, including “plasma,” as many noted.
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 3, 2020
Trump also lied about the timing of any possible vaccine:
Trump again claims that a vaccine might be available "maybe far in advance of the end of the year." It is already August, and that timeline is much more optimistic than that of Fauci and other experts.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 3, 2020
And he lied about the state of the pandemic in the U.S.:
Trump ludicrously claims that "we have done as well as any nation" with the coronavirus, even though the US is worst in the world in deaths by a substantial number pic.twitter.com/QkpCN1pezM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 3, 2020
Here’s a sampling of what many are saying:
Why does liberal @MSNBC air live, the White House Briefing Room LIES and misinformation of the RWNJ, Russian compromised conservative Republican president, Donald Trump, while the moderate @CNN does not?
Why does @MSNBC willingly air Trump's lies?
— Greg Wilson (@joke2power) August 3, 2020
"Tremendous", "Incredible", "Very Good", "Wonderful", "Great", "Very Excited", Very Quickly", "Doing Very Well", "Witch Hunt"…are these the ONLY words he knows? #TrumpPressConference pic.twitter.com/KJVqcc4j61
— Ms. G (@LadyG1228) August 3, 2020
In an attempt to finish his attempt at the worlds longest non-sequiter sentence, the president today mumbled nothing of note or value that wasn't a falsehood.#TrumpPressConference
— Cheshire Matt (@TheCheshireMatt) August 3, 2020
Dementia J. Trump: Best Words Edition https://t.co/wqxjbnCQJA
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) August 3, 2020
If you're watching the #TrumpPressConference, you're simply watching a freshman class on snake oil marketing and an incoherent adaptation of the American English language.
This man knows nothing about anything besides his unrestrained id, that of a spoiled 8 year old child. pic.twitter.com/yQpSvRnG21
— No One Really💥 (@NoOneReallySays) August 3, 2020
OANN reporter asks about mail-in votes and gives him a chance to blather nonsense about imaginary lost ballots "darkness of night" and demanding a election must be re-run.
Donald Trump is mentally ill and unfit for any office.#TrumpPressConference
— RufusKings1776 (@RufusKings1776) August 3, 2020
#TrumpPressConference these reporters are shirking their duty — Trump has just said like five lies in one minute about American cities and they simply move on. this is disgraceful, they're allowing him to spew his propaganda and disinformation w/ no fact checking.
— dr. salvatore j fallica (@sjf1) August 3, 2020
I normally skip the live Trump pressers but I’m watching today and this man hasn’t said one coherent thing.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) August 3, 2020
What’s the purpose of these? All they do is get me angrier at his gross incompetence and continuous spread of conspiracy theories. He thinks 156,000 dead is doing a great job. WTF? He’s senile and needs to be removed.#TrumpPressConference
— tammy albert (@Flourgrl007) August 3, 2020
Trump Says He Will Ban TikTok as Soon as Saturday – Experts Say He Can’t
President Donald Trump says he will issue an executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, the Beijing-based social media and video-sharing platform.
“As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told the press pool traveling with him to Florida on Air Force One late Friday night.
Microsoft had expressed interest in purchasing TikTok’s U.S. operations, but the pool report says the president “made clear he was not in favor of a deal to let a U.S. company buy TikTok’s American operations.”
TikTok has been accused of posing a national security threat.
Friday evening Vox’s tech site Recode noted “for established US social media giants Facebook and Google, the decision [to force a sale of TikTok] could significantly weaken their fiercest new competitor.”
Meanwhile, experts say he cannot “ban” TikTok.
Newsweek’s White House Correspondent Andrew Feinberg:
Everyone please stop just stenographically repeating @realDonaldTrump's claim that he's going to "ban TikTok."
He can't just "ban" it.
Stop being so credulous and think for a second.
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) August 1, 2020
Top national security attorney Bradley Moss also says Trump cannot ban the company:
No, Trump will not actually be able to “ban” TikTok as a functional matter, even if he can find some legal authority to do it. Get real.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) August 1, 2020
Noted attorney and political commentator:
The pool report — I don’t know where in Article II or federal law he would find this authority, antiquated as it may seem to ponder such questions. pic.twitter.com/yPJaKHrAlU
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) August 1, 2020
Dave Jorgenson, “The Washington Post’s TikTok guy”:
I do appreciate all of the tweets, they’re hilarious.
But 1) there are so many legal issues and obstacles that will make it very hard for the President to just “ban” tiktok
2) it’s so clearly a distraction
And 3) I care so much more about people dying every day than TikTok
— Washington Post TikTok Guy (@davejorgenson) August 1, 2020
Another tech site, The Verge, in early July published an article detailing “How the Trump administration could ‘ban’ TikTok.”
This is a breaking news and developing story. This story has been updated.
Trump’s Ridiculous Phone Call With a Republican Senator Was Recorded — and Given to the NYT
Snowball-loving Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) promised President Donald Trump that he would kill any bill that would change the names of military bases currently named after Confederate generals.
According to the New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman, Trump called Inhofe while he was sitting in a Washington Italian restaurant Wednesday evening. Trump was so loud that the entire conversation was recorded by someone nearby.
“The conversation, overheard and recorded by someone in the room, ranged from a discussion about Anthony Tata, the retired Army brigadier general whose nomination for a top Pentagon policy position has become complicated, to Mr. Trump’s desire to preserve the name of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general, on a military base,” said the report.
“We’re gonna keep the name of Robert E. Lee?” Trump asked Inhofe.
“Just trust me, I’ll make it happen,” Inhofe said.
“I had about 95,000 positive retweets on that. That’s a lot,” said Trump, citing a Tweet he posted last Friday. Inhofe promised he wouldn’t change the names of “military forts and bases” and that the senator “is not a believer in ‘Cancel Culture.’”
The Senate already passed a defense reauthorization that had in the bill that the base names would be changed. The vote was 86-14, which Trump has threatened to veto. But with such a margin, Trump’s veto could be overridden.
Trump then went off about “cancel culture” and told Inhofe that people “want to be able to go back to life.” Trump dismissed the shift taking place as Americans grow increasingly opposed to overt expressions of racism.
They also discussed the potential of someone “resigning” and how to put them in another appointment, which then evolved into a conversation about Gen. Tata, whose nomination to a Pentagon post was stalled after attacks he made on Twitter about Muslims and calling former President Barack Obama a “terrorist leader.”
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