I would describe a majority of people who tweet as twits, not you my loyal readers of course, but the likes of many who have nothing useful to say. Take Donald Trump for example.
Today, after another terrorist attack in Great Britain, our pretend president managed to reduce even further our once rock solid relationship with Britain with tweets attacking the Mayor of London, who happens to be a Muslim and well respected in London if not in the White House. I won’t bother to go into it other than to say Trump took his words out of context and then used them to attack the mayor. Can you imagine how we would have felt if a British leader would have responded to 9/11 in similar fashion?
But one making-a-mess-of-things apparently isn’t a good day’s work for the Trumpster. He also launched some tweets regarding the Supreme Court and the “travel ban” it is considering on appeal. This is a case Trump should win given recognized presidential powers, but not when he argues, as he tweeted this morning, that the justice department should have stuck with the original language which has been struck down because it is religion specific, i.e. it is aimed at Muslim travelers.
These tweets have spawned a number of groans from administration supporters, including none other than the husband of Kellyanne Conway, conservative lawyer George who tweeted: “These tweets may make some [people] feel better, but they certainly won’t help [the Solicitor General] get 5 votes in [the Supreme Court], which is what actually matters. Sad.”
To recap, the husband of Trump’s queen truth twister, Kellyanne, is lamenting the president’s action and mocking him by using one of Trump’s favorite words “sad.” This from a guy who was well in the running for a high level job in the administration until he withdrew last week. Are we looking at a defector in the making?
George says he’s still a supporter, but one wonders how much more he can take. Also, I wonder what sort of domestic chats are in store for the couple.
So, Trump weakens further our relationship with the Brits and makes it a tougher road for his Solicitor General to win in the Supreme Court. A good day if one is a self-destructive sort.
Hopefully former FBI director James Comey will add further momentum to the downhill spiral when testifying at the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. (I heard today from a Trump mouthpiece that he will not try to stop the testimony).
P. S. – For those want more details, here is a link to an article discussing the tweets of Trump and Conway.