Deplorable

Days after deadly car attack, Trump tweets — then deletes — train plowing into CNN reporter

Donald Trump’s initial reaction to the violence in Charlottesville will no doubt be one of the defining moments of his presidency. And while he attempted to assuage his critics Monday by finally condemning the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists, Trump simply cannot help but continue to flash his true colors.

Just hours after that speech in which he robotically read from a teleprompter that “racism is evil,” he made it clear to his supporters that he did so begrudgingly, tweeting:

But the president didn’t stop there.

Continuing his attack on reporters,  Trump retweeted far-right extremist Jack Posobiec (the same guy who spread the Hillary Clinton child sex slavery pizza shop nonsense) about crime: “Meanwhile: 39 shootings in Chicago this weekend, 9 deaths. No national media outrage. Why is that?”

And still, the most powerful man in the world wasn’t done throwing a tantrum.

He followed up a few hours later by tweeting — then promptly deleting — a cartoon depicting a train plowing into a person with the CNN logo over their head. The account he retweeted from has previously, and repeatedly, shared racist memes, anti-Semitism and links to articles written by former Ku Klux Klan “Grand Wizard” David Duke.

An MSNBC producer preserved Trump’s retweet before he could delete it:

If only Trump could use just half the energy he exerts condemning reporters to instead go after violent white supremacist scum. But hey, he’ll need them for that 2020 run considering his approval rating continues to find historic new lows.

Some Republicans are finally getting the message and condemning Trump’s behavior. It’s time the rest of them to hop on board, because the “Trump train” is headed right off a cliff.

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12 Comments

  • Brody

    Good point, Donald . . . why is the media so reluctant to report on all the carnage going on in the inner cities?

    • DCguy

      This posting DIRECTLY repeats the tweets coming out of the Far right racists websites. Hey Brody, thanks for exposing yourself.

      Oh one other thing. What do you mean by “Inner City”? You mean those areas that had hi crime decades ago and now are incredibly expensive and gentrified, but that you racists keep talking about and pretending that crime rates are still what they were in the 80’s?

      And lastly, a violent racist just mowed down a bunch of people and Trump was SO angry at being FORCED to say that Nazis and the KKK are bad, that he then put up a meme of reporters getting mowed down in the same way.

      Hey Queerty, you already banned one of the other screenames of this guy, posts like this that are recycled directly from places like Stormfront or Breitbart make it pretty obvious they aren’t lgbt and are just here as right wing trolls.

    • ChrisK

      Oh yeah, Mo Bro’s been lately MIA. Lol

  • Xzamilloh

    Just a complete and total piece of garbage…. he couldn’t even bring himself to say “White Supremacists”, but constantly ragged on Obama for failing to call radical Islamic extremism by its name. Of course, he had to do it after being dragged by both sides — and day later to boot — but had NO problem trashing and name dropping Merck’s CEO on Twitter less than an hour after he removed himself from Trump’s panel. That any of your right leaning individuals can criticize the SJWs on the left with no irony is baffling to me, because you don’t get any more safe-space-SJW-butthurt-muh feelz than Trump.

    So please shut the hell up and start calling out your own grand poobah of bitch-assness.

    • Brody

      May I remind you that Mr. Obama called a terrorist attack “workplace violence” in his attempt to protect Islam? I didn’t see Trump making any gaffe of such epic stupidity. He didn’t summon up the equivalent and refer to James Fields’s murderous actions as a “traffic accident.”

      And the fact that he didn’t utter the words that you personally deemed appropriate to the situation says a lot more about your expectations than it does about his response. At least Trump clarified what he initially failed to, whereas Obama only dug in and continued to defend his ludicrous position.

      No need to thank me for the edification. It’s what I’m here for.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Brody, between you and I (and the other readers) do you think there is a possibility that Trump changed his tune because a few members of his cabinet threatened to walk if he didnt? When was the last time this far into a presidency when the name of any cabinet member didnt exactly roll off the tongue? Hasn’t anyone noticed that no cabinet members are out in the public media supporting this ignoramus and his policies. And lastly, isn’t it a bit odd that Rudy Giuliani hasn’t been seen or heard since April coming to Trumps defense?

      Trumps campaign mimicked the campaigns of George Wallace and Pat Buchanan and we now see the end result.

    • Xzamilloh

      May I remind you that Mr. Obama called a terrorist attack “workplace violence” in his attempt to protect Islam? I didn’t see Trump making any gaffe of such epic stupidity. He didn’t summon up the equivalent and refer to James Fields’s murderous actions as a “traffic accident.”

      No, he just did the tried and true tactic of the regressive left and right and tried create an “all sides” comparison. You know, how certain liberals cannot condemn Islamic violence without bringing up Christian violence… so, color me surprised when Trump could not simply refer to what happened as a domestic terrorist attack, because that’s what it was.

      It wasn’t about Trump uttering the words I wanted him to… it was about him holding himself to the same standard that he tried to hold Obama. And I also love how he reference Obama in his original address, but only because he wanted to emphasize that this had been brewing long before him… and Obama… but mostly him.

      Trump needs his safe space… from #FakeNews

    • Bob LaBlah

      @Xzamilloh…………honey, if your not busy turn on the news and see what he (Trump) said today regarding/defending the supremacists and whom he says attacked whom first. This is becoming VERY disturbing. He is blatantly defending his base supporters, Bubbah of the south. I say no more but turn on/click on the news and see for yourself.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      “Who stole the strawberries.”

  • gayand gray

    Please stop reposting this lie. I hate trump but read the post . It did not come from Donald J Trump @realdonaldtrump. It comes from Donald J. Trump retweeted and posted by [email protected] . This is a retweet from god only knows when . Yes it is bad , but I do not think it was tweeted after the riot .

  • 1EqualityUSA

    “They laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond a shadow of a doubt, with geometric logic, that a duplicate key to the ward room ice-box did exist, and I’d have produced that key if they hadn’t pulled the Caine out of action.”

  • Creamsicle

    I just think its funny that anyone in the public eye thinks that they can just delete a tweet and nobody will ever know. It’s especially funny in this case because the Library of Congress has been working on archiving all tweets for a while now. You’d think that the head of the executive branch would know that, but considering all the rudimentary questions he’s asked of world leaders maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that he doesn’t know about something simple.

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