I am a 51-years-old man and I earn a living drawing funny pictures and making fun of people, and even I think Donald Trump is immature.
As difficult as it may be to type out, or even come to full acceptance, Donald Trump is president of the United States of America. He has a full docket. Just yesterday he should have been focused on meeting with the president of South Korea, the travel ban, healthcare, North Korea, and Syria. At the very most with the nonsense, he should only be vaguely aware that the host of a morning news show said something bad about him.
You would think the party that accuses liberals of being snowflakes wouldn’t have given us a president who is constantly “victimized” and whining. But here we are. The president of the United States is bullying women on Twitter. It’s bad enough we have to put up with his lies, that we have to worry about his instability.
Thursday morning, Trump waited for the MSNBC show Morning Joe to go off the air and then dropped tweet bombs insulting hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
Trump referred to Scarborough as “Psycho Joe” and Brzezinski as “low I.Q. Mika.” His assault on Mika was more intense than what he leveled at Joe. He claimed that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” during a social gathering at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida around New Year’s Eve. Neither Trump nor the White House has, or can, explain what exactly brought on the attack.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka and his wife Melania have supported Donald and his treatment of women. Melania, oddly enough, plans to use her position as First Lady to combat online bullying. Ivanka recently complained how mean and “vicious” Washington is to her father. Melania defended her husband, totally ignoring the bullying aspect of his tweets. So far Ivanka has remained silent on her father’s Thursday sexist tweet storm.
Someone needs to ask Melania if she would be comfortable if Barron treated classmates the way his father treats others. Ivanka should be asked if she would be fine if her children emulated their grandfather. His behavior isn’t acceptable for children, less enough a 71-year-old man who happens to be president.
Trump has an issue with women and a weird fascination with blood. He said Megan Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” when she questioned him at a debate. In the past, he’s insulted Rosie O’Donnell by calling her a pig. He threw further insults at Carly Fiorina and Heidi Cruz while on the campaign trail. Let’s not forget his insults to one of his Miss Universe contestants for gaining weight when he referred to her as “Miss Piggy.” I imagine most Republicans who defend this behavior from Trump would punch a man who called their wife, daughter, or mother “Miss Piggy.”
Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump. She said America elected a fighter. No. The majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton. Those who voted for Trump fell for the lie that he would act presidential after he was elected. He’s not a fighter. He’s a school-yard bully and a whiny man-baby.
She said Trump brings “dignity to the presidency every day.” Really? Is it dignified to insult women for their appearance? I don’t remember Bush or Obama hurling personal insults at journalists. I don’t recall Reagan speculating on Helen Thomas’ menstrual cycle based on her tough questioning.
Finally, Ms. Sanders said Trump was “fighting fire with fire.” The immature part here is the fact that he’s fighting. It takes at least two to fight. If Trump ignored it and focused on the duties of his job then there wouldn’t be a fight. George W. Bush didn’t lash out at Kanye West for saying he didn’t care about black people. The president is not required or expected to react to every perceived slight.
Trump isn’t a fighter or a counter-puncher. He’s a sexist bully who acts like a child in a schoolyard pulling girls’ hair. He’s not fighting fire with fire.
He’s flinging poo.
Update on yesterday’s cat comments: So I made a cat joke yesterday and I got enough complaints and comments that I’m going to respond. I don’t hate cats. I’m not a cat person, however, I am an animal lover. When I said cats are “useless” and “ridiculous,” I meant it. But not meant as in they’re useless to how you love them or they’re a part of your family. To me, they’re kinda useless in that they don’t need you and they accept you on their time frame. The ridiculous part for me is the fact you have to keep a box of crap in your home.
That said, I’ve been adopted. A stray kitten showed up outside our home a few weeks ago. My roommates brought the kitten in with the intention of finding him a home. This is after they finally caught it. It’s gone from being a wild cat to owning the place. And since I’m the hardest to get, it really focused on me yesterday. It wouldn’t leave my room and when I stopped giving it attention so I could work, it literally climbed me.
So from this photo you can see that I’m kinda owned and very climbable. And I don’t really hate cats. I do prefer dogs though.
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