This afternoon Donald Trump posted a Twitter tantrum that was confusing and bizarre, even by his standards, when he began ranting and raving about “Liberal Hollywood” because of a new movie that’s being released – and he failed to even mention what movie he was talking about. This spawned a thousand jokes online, but once the dust settled, it turned out Trump may have said more than he intended to.
In case you missed it, here’s what Trump posted: “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves “Elite,” but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!”
Trump was apparently watching Fox News when he heard about the movie, which we’ve since figured out is called “The Hunt.” The premise is being described as a group of white trash racists being hunted like animals by wealthy elites for sport. It sounds pretty distasteful, but then again, plenty of movies are distasteful.
What’s fascinating here is that Donald Trump is assuming that just because the victims in this movie are white trash racists, it means they’re Trump supporters. The movie doesn’t appear to specify this one way or the other; it’s Trump who’s giving away that he knows white trash racists are his biggest base of support.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report