There’s something entirely off-kilter about that Donald Trump and Barron Trump story

Either Donald Trump woke up today with a new personality and far more sophisticated grasp of the English language, or his handlers are now pretending to be him on his Twitter account. His staff has tweeted on his behalf before, but generally with generic proclamations and event announcements. These new tweets from faux-Trump are first-person and personal. They also coincide all too neatly with at least one suspiciously Trump-sympathetic story planted in the media today.

The dead giveaway that someone else has taken over Trump’s Twitter account came this morning when he made fun of himself for his earlier “covfefe” typo (link). Trump’s brain doesn’t work that way, and even if his staff did convince him to try to make light of it, he still couldn’t have figured out how to pull it off. So it’s a safe bet that this tweet wasn’t really written by Trump either: “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” (link)

So it stands out that the above tweet, obviously written by Trump’s new media handlers, just happens to coincide with a story about Barron Trump having thought his father was actually dead when he saw the images of Kathy Griffin pretending to behead him. This story surfaced in TMZ (link), a news outlet run by Harvey Levin, a Trump ally. Considering the nature of the story, it could only have been planted by the Trump team.

Did this Barron Trump incident really happen? There’s no way to know. But the coordinated nature of the story’s rollout makes it highly suspicious. Suddenly Donald Trump’s Twitter account is playing for sympathy, and he’s getting confirmation on it from a friendly news site. And this comes just as Trump has rather clearly surrendered his Twitter account to someone who’s trying to clean up his image by pretending to be a more human version of himself.

Come to think of it, did Donald Trump’s handlers purposely make the “covfefe” typo last night, just so they could use it as a self-deprecating joke this morning? We’ll be looking at every Trump-sympathetic new leak today to see how deep this new strategy runs.

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  1. SY on May 31, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    What about “his” use of the word excoriated in the Carter Page tweet. I had to look that one up. No way he wrote that

  2. Michael Baer on May 31, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    all part of the new war room strategy. I think a covfefe is that glow ball from Saudi Arabia. It has a tranquilizing effect on the mind so I imagine everything will turn out okay (facetious)

  3. Mike on May 31, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Trump was obviously thinking of “Kerfuffle”, but with his tiny vocabulary, all he could remember was: “covfefe”! Personally, I wouldn’t print a word if I couldn’t spell it correctly! What a mental midget!

    It’s most likely that Trump heard Chris Cuomo say “kerfuffle” on CNN’s New Day this week, but Chris pronounced it correctly! It fits the context of what Trump was saying, as well as sounding similar. Whoever thought it was “coverage” is way off. Think about it! He just mispronounced “kerfuffle” and then spelt it the way he pronounced it!

    • Romy karenina on June 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      After all the unethical stuff Trump has done,,,iand its been daily! Its laughable that Hillary lost the election over some irrelevant emails, of no consequence. Democrats should attack Trump a lot more on every one of his gazilion misdeeds. Accuse him of destroying the planet over helping the coal industry, which is already post mortem and will never come back. How is polluting rivers help create jobs? It just makes people and wildlife sick and die. What a stupid man!

  4. ggponly on May 31, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    … and “excoriating Page”… yup really? uhm – no

  5. Mark on May 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Was young Baron also troubled by Mr Nugent’s rants about gunning down Hillary Clinton or hanging her from a tree…? I mean they sat at the same table and had dinner…

    • rod on June 1, 2017 at 7:00 am

      You’d have to doubt it would bother Barron at all – after all, he’s seen so little of his father, he might not even recognize him.

  6. Jules on May 31, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I would bet my last dollar Barron Trump never even seen the picture. Do they let him watch T.V. when his dad is calling people names and acting like an ass , I bet he never sees this stuff and besides I have read he is supposed to be very intelligent, so why is he dumb enough to believe that the head was real, looks fake to everyone else. I call garbage on that.

    • Claudia on May 31, 2017 at 11:31 pm


  7. Mary Berry on May 31, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Really! Most pre teen boys are no snowflakes with the blood smeared movies, video games and every news story this kid would have to be very sheltered…..but with Trump as a father this too is highly suspect…seen Barron in some of the public images he seems like a bored rich kid not a innocent kid who adores his father!

  8. Claudia on May 31, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    How long are his handler going to keep this up? And why would they?

  9. Christel Kronenberg on May 31, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    no humanizing possible – for this moron!!!

  10. Kathie Hansen on May 31, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I thought they were always saying what a high IQ Barron had??I don’t believe he thought his father was really dead. But I do believe it must be terrible for him to see his Dad hated and laughed at world wide.

  11. Marianne Kirk on May 31, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Either they don’t monitor their 11 year old son’s media intake or else Donald is lying about Barron knowing about it, thereby using his own child for his own selfish purposes. Neither one is commendable.

  12. Carolyn on May 31, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Look up Richard Nixon’s “Checkers” speech. Nixon tried to get sympathy by saying that the only gift he’d gotten was his dog, Checkers, and “I’m not giving him back.” Sadly, Barron is Trump’s equivalent of Checkers.

  13. Mark Theo on June 3, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Don’t believe Barron story at all. Trump is a prolific liar and will spin anything to gain sympathy, empathy or support for his “joke” of a presidency. A man who has lived his life creating drama, including “Birther” with Obama is just a huge lying piece of lying lie. I doubt the validity of the story or his “outrage.” The king of attention and camera pandering and just outright stupidity has no heart, no validity and no conscience. I don’t doubt for a second he is set on destroying Griffin’s career. He takes pride in thinking he has created job loss for people in general. Like taking credit for the unemployment of football player Colin Kaepernick. Trump is evil. Period. Sad!

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