Donald Trump cannot stop obsessing about people talking about him in an unflattering light, which he invariably just calls “fake news,” regardless of the subject or veracity of the discussion. And the most pathetic thing about Trump’s flailing, incomprehensible defensiveness is that he keeps blaming “attacks” on him on jealousy over his electoral college-only win in 2016.
So much Fake News is being reported. They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2018
It’s yet another example of Trump talking on Twitter purely to his base, and setting them apart from the rest of America — he uses “WE” like a 12-year-old boy pretending like he has an army.
But in this case, it’s especially ironic, given that he’s ranting about how “mentally deranged” Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, supposedly is. That’s news to the vast majority of America, who have been buying his book in droves after what seemed like a week-long news cycle of nothing but “holy shit” moments ripped from the pages of Fire and Fury. The book debuted on the New York Times‘ bestseller list at number one, and that’s got to be just driving Trump insane.
And perhaps the most ironic thing about the tweet is the fact that Trump himself is the one who not only lies constantly – and is caught in his lies constantly – but who refuses to retract any of his ridiculous statements.
When Trump doesn’t want to face a harsh truth about being wrong, he just deletes his tweets and moves on, pretending that he never said what everyone heard him say.
It really is too bad we have such a child in the Oval Office.
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