Monday, June 5, 2017

Today in how not to be a person...

Can we not go a day? One day without the guy we've been saddled with as president making an Omega-level ass of himself on Twitter and embarrassing all 300 million of us?
"Evidently not..." 
-all 300 million of us
Although I fail to see how British police
could unnerve anyone in those adorable
hats. I'm mean, they're just precious.
That's the president we currently have tweeting at goddamn 4:30 in the morning about not at all what
the Mayor of London actually said. Which was:

"Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days-no reason to be alarmed. One of the things police and all of us need to do is to make sure we're as safe as we can possibly be."

-London Mayor Sadiq Khan doing
his job thank you very much

Yes, worse than Buchanan and he kinda
let the Civil War happen. So, low bar...
You, I and any other rational human being would interpret this as the mayor alerting people to the fact that the city is crawling with police and letting them know that this isn't in response to any specific new threat, but rather a precautionary measure, so please don't freak out and do something ridiculous. The President however decided that he would be an asshat and suggest that Shadiq Khan doesn't know how to mayor, which is something coming from Trump who is, and I'll be kind here, terrible at being president. Like, the worst. But instead of having his press secretary try and walk it back, he decided to lean into the asshattery.

Khan of course, not wanting to engage, let his spokesperson handle Trump's accusations by pointing out the thing Khan actually said. But Trump, unwilling to admit that maybe he jumped to the wrong conclusion shot back with:
Hey, fun fact: in the 2016 London Mayoral election,
Sadiq Khan won the popular vote. Like, by a lot.
Frankness, racism, xenophobia,'s a rich tapestry. 
Which, look, is it really that hard to be a person here? I know he made his fortune by-well, inheriting it, but whatever, he's a business guy and business can be impersonal. In fact we usually use the expression 'business is business' after screwing someone over for no reason other than it's convenient or profitable. The point is I'm not surprised that the President can sometimes come off as abrasive. In fact, I think his frankness, regardless of its resemblance to reality, was part of why people voted for him, but holy shit.

I mean, I don't want to tell the President how to do his job (ok, yes I do) but are the hours and days after a horrendous terrorist attack really the best time to chime in with cajoling and arm chair mayor-ing? Especially when the criticism is about an idiotic mis-interpretation of what Khan actually said? I mean, people have been killed and injured and he's using it as an opportunity to score political points and sell his racist-ass Muslim travel ban. What a preposterous goon this guy is...
And look at this staff. Is there not one of them
with the wherewithal to take his tweeter away?

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