Donald Trump suffers bizarre Twitter malfunction

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Donald Trump has his hands full today, with the House Judiciary Committee having targeted dozens of people who may be sitting on evidence of his numerous crimes. Trump also is trying to deal with the tragic and deadly tornadoes that just hit Alabama. Let’s just say that his attempt at addressing the latter didn’t go well.

We sometimes like to make fun of Donald Trump for his Twitter malfunctions (covfefe, hamberders, etc), but there’s nothing funny about his inability to take a deadly tragedy seriously. When Trump tweeted that he was going to make sure FEMA helped the people of Alabama, he tried to tag Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, but he instead tagged some random @GovIvey account that doesn’t belong to the Governor and has never tweeted anything. This is just embarrassing.

In fact this malfunction suggests that Donald Trump didn’t even bother to write this tweet. Back when Trump was tweeting endorsements of various Republicans in the 2018 midterm races, several of them tagged the wrong people – including an actor and a martial arts fighter – instead of the actual candidates. Those endorsement tweets obviously weren’t written by Trump, and were instead written by a staffer who couldn’t be bothered to look up anyone’s Twitter username before posting them. It stands to reason that today’s tweet about Alabama was written by the same incompetent staffer.

This is before getting to the part where Donald Trump seems to be showing preferential treatment to Alabama because he won the state in 2016. Trump tweeted “FEMA has been told directly by me to give the A Plus treatment to the Great State of Alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the Tornadoes.” We agree with that sentiment completely. The victims in Alabama deserve immediate and comprehensive assistance. But when the blue state of California was on fire, Trump threatened to withdraw federal support altogether. And when Puerto Rico was hit by a hurricane, he did nothing for it.

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