Our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances
are hearing dog whistles
Give ’em a bag of Purina!
Is turnabout fair play? Is tit for tat legit?
Not when you are criticizing Donald Trump. You’re supposed to have a clear shot at the President in a carnival arcade without taking return fire.
Trump is a “Russian asset.” An illegitimate President. He pees on women. He’s racist. Kidnapped the Electoral College. Cheats at golf.
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore can accuse Trumps Border Patrol agents of “child abuse.” Heaven forfend if Trump responds. Which, of course, he did — with both barrels.
Conditions “in his Baltimore district are far worse and more dangerous … a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess. Maybe if he spent more time in Baltimore …,” Trump tweeted.
Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!
Immediately, the liberal news media played the race card for two essential reasons:
- Rep. Cummings is African-American and
- Trump criticized him.
Rather than address the issue
ABC News pontificated:
The president employed language similar to what he has used before to describe political opponents of color and majority black areas. Cummings represents Maryland’s seventh congressional district, which encompasses parts of Baltimore and the surrounding area. He is black, as are 53% of his constituents, according to census data.
The Baltimore Sun editorialized: Mr. Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics, as it … warms the cockles of the white supremacists who love him.
A Baltimore Sun columnist professed that “People who refuse to see or hear Trump’s racism in attack on Baltimore are beyond reach.”
So, yeah, Baltimore has had a long spell of violent crime, and we are per capita one of the most violent cities in the country. It has been a miserable fact of life here for a long time, the last four years particularly. And yes, we have rats and we have trash.
But we do not need the president of the United States to rub it all in our faces, especially a president of a political party that has done as little as possible over the last half-century to relieve us of these problems.
Quick, more free stuff!
“The last half-century”?
“As little as possible?”
Blaska Policy Werkes asks: When are American cities (and states, for that matter) going to take some measure of responsibility for their own governance?
Democrats have been governor of Maryland for all but 9 of the last 50 years, including the esteemed Martin O’Malley, primary challenger for U.S. President in 2016 .
Speaking of mayors of Baltimore (which O’Malley was between 1999-2007), Democrats have run city hall for all of that time. All 50 years.
Five of the last six mayors have been African-American, including (until this May) Catherine Pugh, who resigned in disgrace after her home and her city hall offices were raided by the FBI and the IRS. There’s corruption for you.
Democrat(ic) presidents Clinton and Obama served 16 of the last 26 years. Taxpayers in flyover states have been pumping federal money into Baltimore ever since the Great Society. Tell us when it starts working.
Physician, heal thyself
It’s not just Trump. A few years ago, Bernie Sanders described Baltimore as “Third World country” and “a disgrace.”
The Washington Post ran this story six years ago “Oh, rats. There’s one aspect of Baltimore she can’t get used to.”
The good people at Orkin list Baltimore as the ninth-most rat-infested city in America. (After #1 Chicago, followed by Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Milwaukee is 21st.
More ominously, Baltimore is the runner-up as the murder capital of America.
Homicides/100,000 population 2017 cities over 250,000 population (according to this source):
1. St. Louis 69.6
2. Baltimore 55.9
3. Birmingham 45.1
4. New Orleans 44.3
5. Baton Rouge 39.5
6. Detroit 38.8
11. Chicago 24.7
14. Milwaukee 20.2
21. Washington D.C. 16.6
62. Los Angeles 7.0
74. Madison 4.3
79. New York City 3.4
⇒ Baltimore named nation’s most dangerous city by USA Today.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has shown that the race card will be played face-up whenever a racial minority is criticized. But we’ll leave it to James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal:
“The thing we adore about these dog-whistle kerfuffles is that the people who react to the whistle always assume it’s intended for somebody else,” he wrote. “The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you’re the dog.”
”If you can hear the whistle, you’re the dog.”
And not only did Feel the Bern affectionately refer to West Baltimore as a “Third World country,” he also slobbered profusely that the city’s Poverty Is A Death Sentence similar to conditions in “The West Bank in Palestine,” “North Korea,” and “distressed cities in Nigeria, India, China, and South Africa.”
VIRULENT triggering, systemic racism!
It gets worse.
Hopey Changey called Baltimorons Criminals & Thugs.
VIRULENT triggering, systemic racism 2.0!
But Lefty’s situational outrage will give them a pass, just like they did with VA Governor Blackface Northam and LT. VA Governor Rapist Fairfax.
If it wasn’t for Double Standards, Lefty’d have no standards at all.
Ah Lefty; so MUCH suffocating ignominy, so little time!
Maybe the trump’s should start with having a chat with Jarrod. Seems his company owns 1000’s of apartments and has been labeled a slum-lord by the city. Countless violations, fines, lawsuits. Ah righties; so MUCH suffocating ignominy, so little time.
Both plagiarism AND using words which you have no idea of their meaning.
You should talk. Idiot.
The Gotch talks, the enfeebled old man listens.
”If you can hear the whistle, you’re the dog.”
That’s no way to speak of all those long-time, loyal, and aggrieved GOP voters.
Yes, the Russians and Chinese are desperate to conquer our great cities and great wealth………Detroit, Chicago, Philly, etc. Least we’re serious. We should protect these utopian examples for folks in Nigeria, Chad, Zimbabwe, Haiti, and Honduras. The limits of paradise.
Print the signs now–> Heaven on Earth can be found in CUBA or Cumming’s district.
More jackin’s in Madison? What, the progressive forces are trying to emulate Baltimore?
It is only a question of time. Concealed Carry is the only alternative.
Your full of gotch.
No comment today, saw the “Jack” GIF, hadda stream “The Departed” again….. Perfect fit, David.
Baltimore Sun’s editorial: “Better to have a few rats than to be one.”
Coats is leaving and being replaced by RATcliff. Priceless
Call them out Trump! you magnificent bastard. Call out every s#@t hole and it becomes obvious, as you point out Squire, that these are Democratic rotten boroughs.
Mad Town’s murder rate exceeds NYC and hopes to climb the list.
I seem to remember quite clearly when President Trump was critical of the aid amount to Puerto Rico, and every cry from the media was ‘raaaaaacccciissssstttt!’ against ‘Brown People” (ugh, what a disgusting Leftist phrase I loathe. Reducing a person’s individuality to only their skin color). He was proven right, and I suspect he was operating on information he was privy to at the time. Rinse, repeat with the same Media accusations; evidently the new standard now is that a White person isn’t even allowed to criticize a Black elected official. Well fine, I’ll expect the same in reverse then.
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They had to use it so often to deflect criticism of Obama it became a bad habit. Now it’s a knee jerk response.
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Just ask Pelosi and Biden.
IMMUTABLE TRUTH: democrat Gubmint = municipal $#!THOLE!
Kushner and trump are making a ton of money owning all those S#$tholes.
Let’s not be unkind. It’s not just the Democratic plantation overseer’s that are having fits of apoplexy. If the Never Trumpers were clutching their pearls with any more vigor, they’d decapitate themselves; calling the Democrats on their suck whilst flying the bird? Perish the thought!
I voted for Trump precisely because I wanted an orange orangutan to smash up Washington and fling feces at it’s denizens. What I never would have anticipated was the left loosing it’s mind, throwing pretense in the dumpster, and letting it’s hatred of America, whites (outside of self-loathing lefties) and anyone to the left Assata Shakur flow. This is truly the best thing ever.
Don’t kid yourself, these people hated your guts long before Trump came on the scene. Trump has just made it fashionable to express it. They have always believed you were dim-witted, backwards, racist, and evil.
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“What I never would have anticipated was the left loosing it’s mind”
The years-long spittle-flecked Act 10 slobbering hissy fit coddled local Lefty Fatties gutlessly threw (to which Lefties drove non-Union EcoBoxes & rode non-Union Slave-Labor-Assembled TREK BIKIES to protest what they called non-Union activities) didn’t provide a window to the future?
If not, try the absolutely hilarious The Year Of The Headless Liberal Chicken ironically psoted to “The Fearless Voice Of The American Left Since 1993” (counterpunch.org) and by a career Lefty (C. J. Hopkins) no less; it’s a primer of Lefty-on-Lefty porn at it’s finest!
“the amount of utterly baseless, contradictory propaganda, mass hysteria, and just flat out insanity the ruling classes have demanded (Lefties) swallow is more than any human mind, no matter how medicated, could possibly handle.
“Is it any wonder so many of them of lost it and started seeing Nazis and Russians coming out of the woodwork?
”Just Consider What The Average Liberal Has Been Forced To Try To Cognitively Reconcile Since The Tragic Events Of Last November (2016)” (bolds mine)
Give it a read; you’ll better understand the COMPLEAT severance from a fact-based Reality @AnonyBob, the Blog Idiot, & Lefty INC have elected as they’re led glassy eyin’ lock-steppin’ & unquestionin’ in ANY direction their handlers choose.
It’s almost too painful to watch.
For The Love Of God, If The Resident TROLT Can’t Add Anything To The Conversation, then STFU!
The hypocrisy of the “orange orangutan” (thanks to sprocket) is thick. In 2015 trump blamed all the problems in Baltimore on the President. Now it is the president blaming someone else. trump have no solutions to anything, just excuses.
“trump have (sic) no solutions to anything, just excuses.”
What are the President Trump excuses for the soaring economy AND record employment among X-Chromosomal Units, Blacks, & Latinos?
That he did it without the Hopey You didn’t Build That Changey elusive Magic Wand?
Admit why you’re REALLY chafed; it’s harder to convince people that they’re victims when they have a job and don’t need to live by another’s (Big Gubmint) leave; like the Dells donut-maker does.
Who is he going to blame for the soaring national debt? Remember; my taxes help pay your SSI disability.
The Gotch is not on SSI and as a 47 %er/TAKER, you don’t pay taxes.
And (as the white-coat adorned @Batman would say) that’s a wrap!
Maybe people should look at the two term republican governor. Cummings wasn’t elected to run Baltimore; Hogan was.
“Cummings wasn’t elected to run Baltimore; Hogan was.”
SMFH!!! Anyone that posts something like this is really Really REALLY DANGEROUSLY stupid!
@richard lesiak posted something like this.
Solve for X!
His state; his job. Cummings represents a district in Washington, not just Baltimore.
Richard your “logic” is a complete failure. Typical progressive BS! You try to put blame on a Republican when it’s LITERALLY not his responsibility.
Larry Hogan is the Governor of Maryland – “His state; his job.” False! The Governor is responsible for running the State government NOT the cities and/or neighborhoods. If the Governor went in and told the cities how to do their jobs there would be hell to pay for over stepping his authority.
Elijah Cummings is the Representative for Maryland’s gerrymandered District 7 – “His district; his job.” This is LITERALLY true. It is HIS district, it is his job to Represent his constituents in that district and do things to help that district improve and prosper. He has been the Representative for that gerrymandered district for 24 years and he deserves some of the blame for the conditions in that district, but he doesn’t run the district either, the city does.
Bernard Young is the Mayor of Baltimore – “His city; his job.” This is factually true in just about every respect. It is LITERALLY his job to run the city of Baltimore and that includes things like permits, trash removal, mass transit, roads, crime, etc… All these things DIRECTLY impact neighborhoods and individuals. What the Mayor cannot control is the individuals that choose to make a SHIT HOLE out of a huge swath of his city. Have you been to Baltimore in recent years? Trump parroted what Baltimore city leaders have been saying about their own city but now Trump is attacked as being racist for saying it on a national level. To be sure Trump was being a real jerk (yet again) for saying it, he shouldn’t have said it, but it was NOT racist.
That was a very stupid thing to write. Maybe you should consider staying away from the hooch and doing a little research before you type such verifiable falsehoods. There isn’t one shred of overlap between Washington DC and Maryland’s District 7, in fact, any overlap of districts would be illegal.
Here is a map of Maryland’s 7th District.
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At the risk of being associated with the Resident Idiot:
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What? With all his golfing he hasn’t fixed Baltimore yet? Go figure.
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“Hello,” says ABob. I’m the Dogwhistle Documenter. Tell me exactly what you said and I’ll tell you what you meant.” Trust me and give it up……. or else.”
I think we are seeing how the 2020 Democratic Party “platform” will be defined in the media and propaganda. Demonizing will be all the rage, policy and truth will be irrelevant.
At the top of their rhetorical list is
• Trump == White Supremacist / Racist
• Trump == Criminal
• Trump == Traitor
• Trump == Anti-LGBTQ…
• Trump == Anti-Women
Therefore all things related to President Trump no matter how remotely associated or correlated are evil.
• MAGA == Racism (Scarlet Letters?)
• All Trump Policies == Racist
• All Trump supporters == Racists
• Anyone that doesn’t hate Trump == Racist
• Anyone that disagrees with Trump haters == Racist
• Being Conservative == Racist
• Being Christian == Racist
• Not openly supporting LGBT etc == Racist
• Not supporting abortion == Racist
• Police == racist
• Support Police == Racist
• Anti illegal immigration == Racist
• Think laws should be enforced == Racist
• Live outside the inner city == Racist
• Don’t support $15 minimum wage == Racist
• Enjoy working in “Trumps” improving economy == You’re Supporting Racism
• Support 2nd Amendment == Racist
• Support 1st Amendment for the political right == Racist
• Support the rule of law == Racist
• Support the 14th Amendment == Racist
• Support the founding documents of the USA == Racist
• The American Flag == Racist
• Speak in favor of the Trump campaign == Inciting riot
• Trump plays golf == Golfers are racists
The list goes on and on…
The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment for the 21st century political left, they have too much invested in their social justice rhetoric to let up or turn back now. They have defined all things that are to the political right of the extreme political left as evil, it’s time to move ahead full steam. The political left MUST nominate a non-white person to run for President or they risk alienating the entire non-white community and all of the social justice warriors, plus if they were to nominate a “white” person they will prove beyond any doubt that their social justice rhetoric is a complete fraud. Either they practice what they preach or they become completely irrelevant, it’s all in, or it’s nothing.
Regardless if you agree with anything I wrote above or not; we saw the reaction to Trump winning in 2016 and the followup three years of growing hate and irrational behavior from the anti-Trumpers, do you think the hyped-up irrational anti-Trumpers will react with same kind of devastating sorrow this time around; I don’t. I ask you, what could possibly go wrong inside the brain of an already irrational anti-Trumper that’s been constantly bombarded for four years (in 2020) with unethical and immoral rationalizations justifying their hate? I hope I’m wrong, but what could go wrong? Eventually these emotional lunatics are going to SNAP because they don’t get their way.
I’m worried about what the hoard of irrational hate filled anti-Trump sheep will do. It’ll be kinda like feeding your pet Mogwai after dark and then throwing the resulting Gremlin off the Milwaukee Wisconsin peer straight into Lake Michigan.
Seriously, what happens if President Trump gets reelected in 2020?
Are these apocalyptic predictions, you bet they are and like all predictions there is only a chance that they will come true. If there is one thing that history has shown us it’s that when there’s verifiable patterns of escalating unhinged emotional reactions from people and those emotional reactions include physical violence, it’s terribly unwise to disregard the existence of those patterns and plan ahead as if everyone is coexisting peacefully.
We do not know and cannot predict what the snapping point will be for unhinged people but you damn well better be ready for it IF it happens.
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“We do not know and cannot predict what the snapping point will be for unhinged people”
We know what it is for the Resident Lefties, here.
Why? We’ve already passed it.
Mercifully, and like most others, the Resident Lefties here are enfeebled, beta male/milquetoast addlepates, incapable of even proper English usage, much less meaningful action beyond the bone-chilling fear their own shadows create.
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Quite the screed there, Ditherspoon; fear base much? (A truly defining quality of the conservative right.) But instead of wetting your pants over imagined anti-Trumpers’ reactions to 2020, maybe you should look in the mirror and focus more on your present day fellow travelers, like the 19 year old punk who posted about “mestizo hordes,” cited a white-nationalist author and then shot up a bunch of innocent men, women and children at a garlic festival after using his god-given 2nd Amendment right to buy an SKS. I’m pretty confident predicting who his candidate of choice would’ve been in 2020. And those are the people whose reactions I worry about if 2020 doesn’t go Trump’s way. You should, too.
Funniest thing: Post-San Bernadino, Chattanooga Marine Recruiting Center, Ft. Hood, Sandy Hook, Navy Shipyard, VA Tech, Gabby Giffords, CO theater, The Pulse, the D.C. softball game, etc., etc., etc., THIS is what we hear from @AnonyBob.
Staggering Hypocrisy; thy name is Lefty!
What that young man did was criminal and like the lefty shooter that shot up a congressional baseball practice he doesn’t represent the whole.
Now stop acting like a complete idiot and read this part of my “screed” again…
There is absolutely NOTHING in that that is partisan. There are nuts on both sides; the difference between the extremist in the political left and those in the political right are the lefties have shown unyielding patterns for three years of being completely unhinged and broken with reality right down to their core.
There are consequences to what the extreme political left has been doing for three years. It’s been said that we reap what we sow; this principle is true in physics, philosophy, and business. It is a law of nature. If all the left is going to do is sow hate, then hate is what will be reaped. As dad29 recently said, “By Any Means Necessary goes both ways.”
BREAKING NEWS: Hoards of Anti-Social “Stupid” People Stomp Civility Into Submission!
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The point you’re trying to make is not a bad one, and I agree to a degree that it is not partisan. But then you completely throw your credibility, and your critical thinking skills, out the window by only seeing this anti-social behavior coming from the left. “…Unyielding patterns for three years of being completely unhinged and broken with reality right down to their core.” Try listening to Trump and his adoring crowd’s reactions at any Trump rally. Unhinged and broken from reality? See: most of Trump’s tweets. The fool puts his darkest thoughts in writing. Don’t try to lecture the left about incivility.
Please provide us with some detailed information, that doesn’t include President Trump’s mouth or twitter account, about how the political right has “shown unyielding patterns for three years of being completely unhinged and broken with reality right down to their core”.
I think you know exactly what I’m talking about, I actually provided you with a brief bullet-point list above. How about you start with the unhinged Republicans screaming at Democrats trying to eat dinner or drink a cup of coffee just because of a difference in opinions. Or how about the wide spread hoard of Republican protesters blocking roads and gluing themselves to doors. Or how about the unhinged Republicans on college campuses attacking others because they don’t like their information sign or trying to suppress free speech of Democrats because they are offended by their message. Or how the Conservative media that’s constantly and falsely race baiting Democrats. How those terrible Republicans are calling police racist and claiming that they are specifically trained to murder black children. Or how about how those nasty Republicans are accusing law enforcement of arresting people for being black. Or how the Republicans are calling Democrats racist because Democrats want to enforce existing law. Or how about those evil Republicans that are trying to destroy the parts of the constitution that they don’t like. Pick your poison AnonyBob.
The left can’t even prove beyond their false accusations that Trump is a racist so hold on to your hats fellow readers, this is gonna get “fun”.
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Stop The Fight…STOP_THE_FIGHT!!!
@Steve Witherspoon…TKO in the 1st…the WINNER and still CHAMP!
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That kind of sophomoric immaturity and blatant disrespect would get you banned from my blog.
Sophomoric? Sure. But you miss the implied acceptance of you by being given a nickname here, so lighten up. It’s not like I’m as personally insulting as some (cough, cough “Gootch”)
Yes, sophomoric. You sound like an ignorant juvenile experimenting with the English language.
“implied acceptance of you”?
Don’t take me for a damn fool and stop trying to rationalize your juvenile disrespect. What’s worse is that the parroting tribe of lefties here at Blaska’s blog have gone out of their way to attack others that chose not to use their real names and yet when someone comes along that uses their real name the parroting tribe chooses to bastardize that name and insult with childish disrespect. The parroting tribe of lefties is a bunch of two-faced jerks.
If you’re simply too immature to use my real name, how about using Spoon, that’s an acceptable nickname that makes sense that I had all through my school years and beyond; otherwise, I have a name, grow up and use it.
Liar. That’s complete BS and you know it.
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You think that you might be occupying a huge swath of time in my life causing me to loose sleep; sorry Bob not a chance. You might want to talk to someone about tendencies towards narcissism.
For the record: I use a word processor to compose most of my comments when I think they will be long, then copy and paste the contents into the comment block for submission. Here’s the time it took for me to compose my comment to you…
This is straight from the word processor file properties accessed using Windows Explorer:
Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 9:04:24 AM
Modified: Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 9:20:56 AM
Then I posted it at July 31, 2019 at 9:22 am.
I know it’s higher level mathematics but you should be able to figure out how much of my life you occupied. Here is a clue I type between 60-70 words per minute, yup I’m an average typist.
So you think I’m a jerk, big freaking deal Bob, you’re not the only person in my life that’s said that about me.
As for comment; you’re welcome to your own opinion but not your own facts.
Pearls before race obsessed swine Mr. Witherspoon but thanks for your well considered comments, however truth will literally induce exploding heads if sincerely contemplated by Lefty zombies and therefore must be ignored and overlooked because fear of existential obliteration, unless a well appointed safe space can be located first.
And that’s a wrap!
“truth will literally induce exploding heads”
We’re at 11 on the TDS Scale.
Watch the Three Stooges careen wildly toward 12 and beyond after tonight-n-Wednesday’s Clown Car Caravan Cavalcade Calamitous CASCADING COLLISION.
The Gotch is <a href="READY!
Steve Witherspoon at 7:15, President Trump damn well should’ve called Cummings out on this. It is dead on true and accurate and particularly appropriate after Cummings falsely accused ICE of sins Cummings himself is complicit in. Baltimore is indefensible and now the Left must defend it…. an absolute losing battle. With one or two tweets he chose the time and place of this fight, sucked in his enemies and opened fire.
This is a fine example of exactly what we’ve lacked up ’til now.
I tire of the Washington establishment who wish he wouldn’t tweet. He is driving every news cycle by spending mere moments on some messaging. He hits send and his enemies froth at the mouth.
Musashi, the premier samurai said, ‘If you can anger your enemy before the fight. he has already lost.”
Trump! You magnificent bastard! Give ’em hell!
You keep calling him a “magnificent bastard.” You’re only half right.
He IS magnificent isn’t he?
I’ll admire your sunny disposition. Maybe not your grasp on reality, but there’s something to be said for a glass half full outlook.
“With one or two tweets he chose the time and place of this fight, sucked in his enemies and opened fire.
This is a fine example of exactly what we’ve lacked up ’til now.
I tire of the Washington establishment who wish he wouldn’t tweet. He is driving every news cycle by spending mere moments on some messaging. He hits send and his enemies [bobo] froth at the mouth.”
Says expat, and in the Baltimore/Cummings/Trump situation the usual charge of racism spews forth from bobo but when asked to provide examples from said case he ducks and weaves and eventually passes. What a guy.
Here’s Peter Lorre, nipping at my ankles again.
Good point. To be fair, looking back I should have stated and what I meant I should have worded it more completely. I wrote “…he shouldn’t have said it…” what I really meant was “…he shouldn’t have said it the way he did…”. Trump was intentionally being a jerk and not being presidential yet again. Using a tit-for-tat rationalization to justifying how Trump said what he said all because Cummings is a jerk for falsely accusing ICE of sins just doesn’t cut it for me.
So to sum up this part; Cummings should have been called out but in my opinion there are better and more productive ways of doing it.
I am one of the people that wish President Trump wouldn’t tweet. President Trump is literally trolling his opposition on twitter trying to prod them into doing or saying stupid things. Even though it easily exposes the terribly poor character of his opposition it also shows terribly poor character on his part too; it’s not presidential. President Trump was elected to get things done Washington DC, he was not elected to destroy his opposition, there IS a ethical and moral difference.
On this point we disagree.