For several reasons, these are the most irritating of the Fabulist-in-Chief’s recent tweets.
So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018
This one is annoying because of the juvenile misspell of Schiff’s name, and the bald dishonesty of Trump’s comparison. Bob Mueller has twice been confirmed for federal jobs by the Senate, and his present position does not require Senate confirmation. Whitaker’s position does require Senate confirmation; Trump undoubtedly knows this, because every news network has remarked this at least a dozen times. Millions of his nitwit Twitter followers will be charmed by the misspell, however, and even more will be vexed at the ‘injustice’ of Mueller not requiring Senate confirmation. None will believe that Trump is lying to them.
Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did. I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center. President Clinton famously missed his shot. We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there. Fools!..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2018
This tweet is simply cynical opportunism. I share the view that Clinton screwed-up by not going after bin Laden — but that’s a misjudgment that long preceded 9/11. To suggest that the home team didn’t want bin Laden, or made only a half-hearted effort to capture him following 9/11, is squalid.
Trump is a deformed and misshapen man, a cynical, amoral, and self-serving liar; he soils whatever he touches.