Late last night, seven U.S. Navy sailors were tragically found dead in the aftermath of an accidental collision with a container ship off the coast of Japan (link). This morning Donald Trump rolled out of bed and quickly began firing off a series of tweets. But rather than addressing the U.S. military deaths, Trump instead tweeted a bunch of ignorant garbage.
Here were the three tweets which Trump posted early Sunday morning: “The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt. Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm, massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C.Justice, and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works! The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating.That’s higher than O’s #’s!”
There are several problems with the above tweets. Despite his claims. Trump has created no new jobs, he’s but a damper on the economy such that job growth has dramatically slowed, he’s signed no meaningful legislation, he’s trying to take health care away from tens of millions of Americans, and he has no tax plan. In addition the Rasmussen poll is a consistent outlier to the point of being a punchline, and Trump’s real approval rating based is around 37% on the overall averages. But the real problem of course was the timing of his rant.
After Donald Trump tweeted the above ignorant lying garbage this morning, he received immediate and widespread pushback from Twitter users who called him out on his lies while also shaming him for not bothering to say a word about the deaths of seven U.S. Navy sailors the night before. So we’ll say what the “President of the United States” couldn’t be bothered to: our profound thanks goes to the sailors for their service and sacrifice, and our deepest condolences go out to their loved ones.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report