Donald Trump might be having his worst day yet, which is saying something considering that nearly every day of his presidency has been a failure for him. Millions of women and men are marching in the streets in protest of him today. He’s taking the bulk of the blame for last night’s government shutdown. His own party leaders seem exasperated at his increasingly fickle behavior. So how is Trump reacting to his disastrous day? An extra large heaping of delusion.
First Trump tried to frame the government shutdown as not only being the fault of the minority party, but also somehow being a gift to him. He tweeted “This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats wanted to give me a nice present.” He added the hashtag #DemocratShutdown but he found little support for it, with the far more popular hashtag #TrumpShutdown dominating the trending topics list instead.
Then Trump tweeted this delusional nonsense about today’s Women’s March: “Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!” In reality, millions of women (and men) are marching today in order to protest against gender inequality in general, and to protest against Trump specifically.
Then, with his government having been shut down, with the nation’s people having taken to the streets, and the country in chaos as a result of his unstable and illegitimate presidency, Donald Trump delusionally tweeted “Unprecedented success for our Country … Big 2018!” This will indeed be a big year for America – but the odds are that he won’t still be in the White House by the time the year is over.
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