Donald Trump threw a party for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, but almost none of them were going to show up because he’s a racist traitor, so he banned them all from the building and decided to throw a party for himself instead. Highlights included him forgetting the words to God Bless America, and basically no one showing up beyond his own people. One of them, Kellyanne Conway, was caught engaging in some particularly bizarre behavior during the event.
After he faced backlash for “canceling” on the Eagles, Trump posted a tweet falsely claiming that he had done so because he disagreed with the Eagles on the issue of kneeling during the National Anthem. Of course back in the real world, not a single Eagles player took a knee at any point this past season, even though several of them are on the record as hating Trump for being a racist. Nonetheless, Trump and his goons tried to make today’s fake celebration all about “respecting the flag.” That apparently included targeting a reporter who attended.
Trump and his administration have been singling out and attacking CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the very start, which leads us to conclude that Acosta must be particularly good at his job. Here’s what Acosta tweeted about the fake party today: “At the ‘Celebration of America’ event, Kellyanne Conway tried to take a video of me tweeting while folks were singing God Bless America. I guess she wanted to accuse me of being unpatriotic. But she also stopped singing too… to try to record me. So strange.”
So now we’ve got a fake president trying to fake the words to a patriotic song during a fake celebration, even as his fake adviser tries to falsely paint a real reporter as being unpatriotic. Jim Acosta is right: this is all just so strange.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report