From #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling: No milk for tea
Improbably, America's ruling sociopath keeps slithering to new lows after London's terror attack. In unpresidented behavior reviled as "cheap nasty & unbecoming of a national leader,” Trump unleashed an online tantrum urging panic and hatred in which he a. picked a fight with and wildly misquoted London's eloquent, competent and yes Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan, b. leapt to his own fact-free conclusion based not on any valid intelligence but a Drudge Report headline, c. used scores of deaths and injuries to push a racist, inflammatory agenda with no bearing on the attack (at least two of three suspects were European citizens) while, in a rare if frenzied moment of honesty - "I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!" - undercutting its already dubious legal standing, d. trashed his own Justice Department (sic), e. threw in an incoherent NRA-themed rant about innocent guns, f. went golfing, g. in a doubling-down of singular pot/kettle irony that zoomed right past his orange-ferreted head, again insulted Khan as a "pathetic excuse." As to the victims: what victims?
The "sick, deluded" Trump was universally pilloried as an affront to common decency and "an utterly horrid man." A Khan spokesman wisely responded the mayor "has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet," and anti-Trump rants on Twitter were perhaps best summed up by author J. K. Rowling: “It’s called ‘leadership’, Donald... If we need an alarmist blowhard, we’ll call.” Trump's doltish response also prompted a brutal assessment from the AP, who led off a fact-check piece with, "President Donald Trump can’t be counted on to give accurate information to Americans when violent acts are unfolding abroad" - or, in fact, on anything else.
— dangerous cameron (@GrandesDevotion) June 5, 2017
Guy with his beer. Twitter photo
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