Donald Trump tweets that the media is ‘the enemy of the American people’

There’s been some talk among journalists, regular folks and tech people about whether Twitter should ban Donald Trump. Like, that’s the conversation at this point – we’ve all resigned ourselves to the fact that the current president of the United States tweets like a 13-year-old Mean Girl on his unsecure Android phone from the White House. We’ve all thrown up our hands on that one. So now people wonder if Twitter should shut him down. I don’t think they will, first of all. Second of all, I don’t think they should – Trump is the worst person in the world and he’s going to kill us all, but I’d rather deal with his tweets out in the open, rather than having sh-t be all covert. That being said, I’m literally breaking out in stress rashes whenever I look at Trump’s tweets, and sure, I wish he wasn’t such a fascist a–hole. Speaking of, these are just some of his tweets from Friday and Saturday:

So, yeah. Trump isn’t just at war with the intelligence community, Australia, the Democratic Congressional minority, sanity, immigrants, women, Muslims, refugees, John McCain and facts. He’s also going to war with the media. He’s literally saying that the free press is an enemy of the American people. That we would all be better off if the press was just “nice” to him, I guess. We would all be better off if he alone controlled the media. If there were no checks and balances. If he was our baby-fisted authoritarian despot. Obviously, #NotTheEnemy trended on Twitter throughout Friday and Saturday, and I would suggest looking through those posts.

Oh, and Easy D completely made up a terror attack in Sweden. Because FAKE NEWS.

What else? Trump made an unhinged speech at a Boeing plant in South Carolina on Friday. He decided to make a “joke” about Air Force One. “What can look so beautiful at 30? An airplane.” Because once a woman is 30, you might as well trade her in for two 15-year-olds, I suppose. That’s the way it is in Emperor Baby Fists’ Rusmerica.

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  1. eXo says:

    He’s “campaigning” again, he just loves it…. and he loves being worshipped by his supporters. So embarrassing.

  2. LinaLamont says:

    McCain is all talk. All these Republicans will go down in history as traitors…losers..the worst.

    INDIVISIBLE… PLEASE READ and ACT

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/protest-movement-republicans-234863

    https://www.indivisibleguide.com/web/

    https://www.indivisibleguide.com

    • lizzie says:

      i agree. john mccain might as well shut up. he’s just hounding for publicity now. he has all kinds of criticisms but he voted 3rd party, repeated how HRC would be worse (WRONG) and has voted yes on every single cabinet pick and thing trump as passed that has touched the senate. so are you in or out mccain? pick a side. spoiler alert: it will be the republican side.

    • Kiki says:

      This why I have had it up to here with these REPUBLICANS. John McCain should just shut up and Lindsay Graham should just go away. Seriously, America. You have fleas. I wanted to live in the United States but as a legal immigrant, I will pass and go straight to Canada, and maybe more legal immigrant want to live in the State but I suggest you should not. Let Donald Trump and his idiot supporters suffer without immigrants.

    • Insomniac says:

      Yep. John McCain is Lucy with the football, and anyone who keeps buying into the idea that *this time* he might vote country over party is Charlie Brown.

    • QQ says:

      YO Lina THAT is what I cannot with We Must never forget that these syncopathic craven coward for the sake of their career/self Interest ACTUAL PEOPLE THAT KNOW GOVERNANCE AND SUCH are letting this flaming *sshole cook til its politically expedient to dump him, Priebus, Pence, Ryan, Mcconnel’s Droopy dog ass face..all of these people need to be investigted, hassled, gotten out the paint, there is no way they dont know whats going on and yet they are not putting their country first cause advancing their sh!tty policies and Undoing Obama’s Legacy is more pressing, They are the biggest disgrace to me, cause That old Trashy groper with a Bad Wig is probably gonna end up rightly in jail or exiled but they KNOW what this is

  3. sarri says:

    What’s wrong with him and Kellyanne that they make up terrorist attacks?!

  4. Lolo86lf says:

    Any news, even the ones that have been fact-checked, that he does not like are fake to him. He is such a fascist.

  5. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    The way he talks about the media is just how all other dictators do, plus it concerns me what he will do to silence them. The US constitution is under threat – he seems to think that just cause he’s President that he can just change it whenever he wants, esp if he has support from some of the people.

    Journalists get a raw deal – many good ones are lubbed together with the tabloid rags that do make things up *cough*Daily Fail*cough*. The world and democarcy needs a free press.

    So Donald its not the press who is the enemy of the state – its YOU and your cohorts!

    • Julia says:

      Totally. The media is not one person or one news source. His careless, reckless, false remarks are what most dictators have said. He is a narcissist and a pathological liar therefore the media, which reports facts and editorial, is too great a threat to his fragile ego so all he can do is insult them.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      My sentiments exactly. The #1 enemy of the American people is the current POTUS. He is the biggest threat to what most Americans feel is the American way of life : an undivided country with truth, liberty, and justice for all.

  6. Paris says:

    Not again! Please stop… Melania or Ivanka! … just delete his twitter account and destroy his Iphone. Please!

  7. Patricia says:

    Please please please will someone take him down from his position? Come on intelligence community, double time it!!
    I can’t wait for the day he’s escorted out of the White House in handcuffs. I’ll finally sleep well again at night. This is all so worrying and scary. How can he say these things??!

    If the intelligence community can’t save us maybe his own arteries will because the Orange Narcissist is looking awful. He looks like he’s gained a bunch of weight, bloated as hell, probably living off of junk food and not exercising for even ten minutes from day to day.

  8. ida says:

    please, never ever consider stop being outraged and protest, protest, protest. this man will be IMPEACHED! it just takes time but it does not take long! until then STAY STRONG!

  9. greenmonster says:

    He wants to discredit media (FAKE news, not covering terrorist attacks) and then he MAKES UP terrorist attacks – his supporters swallow hook, line and sinker. That’s his goal. Once his supporters are blinded by his “truth” he can do whatever he wants. This is crazy and so scary.

  10. Indira says:

    He will go down as the worst president ever.

  11. Christin says:

    Nixon tried to discredit the media and the leaker. Methinks the media should keep doing their job.

  12. SusanneToo says:

    Just in case you missed it, the dictatorship wants to eliminate PBS, NEA, Americorps, and Legal Services.
    http://twitter.com/wangcecillia/status/832801851753984001

    • lightpurple says:

      For those unsure as to what the Legal Service Corp is, and I’m sure Trump doesn’t – Gingrich has been trying to eliminate it for 20 years – LSC receives federal funds to establish LSC agencies in each state. They are basically law firms that offer services completely free, or on a sliding scale, to low-income people to represent them in civil cases against the federal government and the individual states for appeals and lawsuits against Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF, and public housing. Some also have family law units that assist low-income individuals in obtaining restraining orders and divorces – those tend to be where the sliding scale cases are. When an individual applies for SSI or Medicaid and receives an eligibility denial, the denial notice must include appeal rights AND the number and address of the local Legal Services or Legal Aid office. The reversal rate for SSI appeals when represented by counsel is somewhere in the vicinity of 70%. Or if the person is on Medicaid and needs treatment that the Medicaid program denies; the denial notice also includes that referral information.

      They can’t represent in cases involving abortion and they cannot lobby.

    • Payal says:

      Just horrible things happening at every turn.even when Pence takes over, none of this will be easily undone. These are the ‘little’ things that made this country special.

  13. Indiana Joanna says:

    He is threatened by information that hasn’t yet been reported. His ties to Russia and Putin are well established, but the details haven’t been flushed out. His sons are setting up millions of branding deals in other countries thereby using the WH as a platform to shill. His WH is a broiling disaster. He didn’t get the adulation he expected from visiting world leaders these past few days. His WH staff is a mess and he has compromised intelligence. He is a lunatic and wants to intimidate everyone who doesn’t endorse his madness.

    He is truly evil and I feel terrified.

  14. Dragonlady sakura says:

    God help us! Sphincter face is our President! I cannot drink enough to get this reality out of my mind.

  15. robyn says:

    “The press is the enemy of the people,” Trump says. Translating this latest BS, it likely means “the Donald” is the enemy of the people and he knows it. Some say we don’t see things as they are; we see things as WE are. Most see a free press as a big part of achieving democracy. So-called president Trump sees that facts are his enemy and truth is breathing down his neck. At this latest “speech” (I could only stand a few seconds) he wore no tie and seemed relaxed but I can only imagine he will hang himself eventually with his own cacophony of lies and words.

  16. Nicole says:

    Time for everyone to go including the GOP. Those assholes are spitting on the constitution as we speak. Did you see that trump finally got his trademark from China? So he used the POTUS office to broker a business deal w/them. We should be starting impeachment proceedings already. Trump is going to cost us more in a few months than Obama in an entire year. The GOP is no longer holding town halls with constituents.

    America is legit a dumpster fire right now. If I wasn’t so numb I would be crying over the real possiblity of a civil or world war.

  17. Beth says:

    The enemy of the American people or the enemy of the monster they’re reporting about? Every day he gets more immature

  18. Syko says:

    So tired of his claims that he inherited a mess. Obama’s the one that inherited the mess, and got a great deal of it turned around in spite of the Congressional obstruction Also tired of the US having to maintain three White Houses and pay for him and Melania to travel to Florida separately every damn weekend. Tired of any news that doesn’t praise him being fake. Basically just very tired of him and wish he’d go away.

  19. LinaLamont says:

    @krtmom
    “He’s been the president for a month!”
    He’s been colluding with Russia longer.
    What’s your point? We should give treason more time? We should wait until our democracy and constitution are destroyed?

    (This showed up in the wrong place. It’s a response to comment #12)

  20. Dolphin7 says:

    Donald you are the enemy of the American people. I can’t even believe he is president, he is so disgusting. I saw a video about Justin Trudeau and his skill with people. That is a president. Barack Obama had it too-an ability to inspire, relate, connect with people. Trump people seem like they have been indoctrinated in a cult.

  21. RussianBlueCat says:

    Meanwhile there are reports how the US has deployed a carrier and other ships to the South China Sea for “routine” exercises. The same area China claims as their own territory. China is not pleased at all.
    This man is scary

  22. zappy says:

    I dont think anything from this man can surprise me anymore. He is a moron.
    but serious question, when will he stop using his personal twitter account ??
    I think as a president, he have an official twitter account (?)
    anyway, before Trump elected, I never knew about election system in US. I thought it just the same with my country. But seriously I surprised that its so different. we got holiday on election day (any election : pres, parlemen, gov whatever), and the winner is the most voted..

    • LinaLamont says:

      @zappy
      “…and the winner is the most voted..”
      Well, now, that’s just silly…the person with the most votes wins? What a concept.
      In our country (U.S.) the least amount of people have the most clout…and, with gerrymandering, even more so. A good system…no?

    • Beth says:

      The one with the most votes should be the winner! Trump can’t let go of the fact that he actually lost by 3 million. Everything is a mess because the actual winner isn’t president

    • AnneC says:

      We vote on Tuesday because of some outdated beliefs based on farmers traveling to voting places in the 1700′s. Electoral college was created so that southern states ( with lower populations) could count their slaves as 4/5 of a person and then they would have equal population as northern states. It’s all a hideous embarrassing joke and republicans will never abolish until it starts screwing them over. At the very least, we should have a federal holiday on voting day (like they do in @Zappy country), but that would allow too many working people of color the day off. Ugh.

  23. Esmom says:

    I had a big, heated discussion with a friend last night about trying to understand the mindset of a typical Trump supporter. She said the only way we can move forward is to figure what has gone so wrong with our country that a guy like Trump was actually seen as a viable choice for POTUS. I don’t disagree that we need to look hard for answers. But I’m not sure I can ever understand or feel any kind of compassion for anyone who would support him, during the election or now. Especially now.

    • Birdix says:

      I have an acquaintance who is a Trump supporter– he acknowledges Trump is problematic, but is holding out for the “prize” of a conservative judge or two, dismantling Obamacare, business tax cuts for business, and “control” of illegal immigration. He also tosses “national security” as well as a “return to personal responsibility” out there.
      I don’t know how helpful it is to know that people are holding their nose so they can advance their chosen political agenda, but there it is.
      Still seems like mass delusion/racism/party before country to me, but perhaps tied up in a less insane bow.

      • Esmom says:

        I think it really comes down to putting party before country. And like Floyd below said, some people just really wanted to “win,” at all costs.

        I had another discussion earlier yesterday with a co-worker who told me she knows full well that Trump is unhinged and a disgrace but that she’s a “single issue voter” who wants to see Roe v Wade repealed. And then said “Because you know Hillary supports abortion for all 9 months of a pregnancy.” I told her that wasn’t true, and she told me that I must listen to too much “liberal media” because it’s all lies, while “conservative media” is generally “truth but with their own spin.” Sigh.

      • lightpurple says:

        “Return to personal responsibility” means ending SSI, Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF, and public housing. For some of the more clueless on the subject, which includes many actual elected officials, it also means ending SSDI and Unemployment benefits because they are too stupid to learn the rules that the beneficiaries actually paid into and EARNED these benefits.

    • Kitten says:

      So f*cking tired of the “try to understand them” refrain. They don’t want to be understood, they just want you to validate and support their poor choices. They don’t want judgment or scrutiny or understanding or empathy, just blind acceptance.
      You know, like how they treat their “fearless leader”.

      I’m still engaging with Trumpsters on social media and as soon as you come in with facts, their response devolves into silly memes or they just bomb the thread with links from conservative news sources. It’s like they have no idea how to process information and disperse that information using their own words so they just rely on links full of alternative facts that validate their pre-existing beliefs in lieu of an actual conversation. The critical thinking component is just missing for these people.

      • Tate says:

        I am with you kitten. I don’t want to f@cking understand these assh@les that gave our country away to a raving lunatic.

      • Floydy says:

        I feel like his voters have been told that they are losing for so long (and you could argue some have economically in some industries), and now all that’s important is that they’ve won. That’s all I tend to hear now – their entire argument is that they won and the Dems/anyone other than a white Republican are losers. It’s an ego thing and all their “news sources” confirm it.

      • swak says:

        @Kitten, you’re right about giving facts to them. I do that many times and usually don’t get any response back. They don’t want facts, they just want what is best for them. A couple of the ones I debate (and at some point stop because they refuse to see any other point of view other than their’s) have plenty of money and are well educated. I don’t get it.

      • lightpurple says:

        I tell them that I only want information from primary sources, which deflates their arguments that I am trusting “mainstream media.” It usually takes several tries at re-educating them as to what a primary source document is. They then respond with links to right-wing commentators interpreting primary sources. To which I respond again, that I am capable of reading a primary source document myself and interpreting it myself without someone telling me what I should think it says and then ask why they aren’t using that skill, which I’m sure they have, to read the documents and do necessary research themselves. Eventually, they tell me that I am very polite for a liberal and they stop arguing.

      • original kay says:

        Me too Kitten, I am there and got called “a idiot”. It was great.

      • AnneC says:

        It’s, hopefully, the dying gasps of demographic that is getting smaller and smaller. Already 50% of population of children under 18 are minorities and by 2050 whites overall will be less than 50% of population. Country is diverse and multi cultural in the big population centers and that will just increase. Trump voters fell in love with the fact he called Mexicans rapist and wanted to ban muslims and they thought he was an economic populist. Guy is a creep and a big time liar.

      • Marley says:

        Out of interest, Kitten, which news outlets do you get your information from?

    • kadyo says:

      I know what you mean, Esmom. I’m frankly tired of being told I need to understand or feel empathy towards Trump voters. If someone was willing to vote for Trump despite his clear racism and bigoted rhetoric throughout his campaign, then I know all I need to about that person.

    • I'mScaredAsHell says:

      You can’t argue with stupid and crazy:

      Man Says He Salutes A Trump Cardboard Cutout Every Day

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gene-huber-trump-cardboard-cutout_us_58a91337e4b045cd34c2689d

    • Sophia's Sid eye says:

      Esmom, Kitten, everyone… I just read a book called “Insane Clown President” by Matt Taibbe. He’s a political writer for Rolling Stone and does a lot of guest spots on Bill Maher’s show.

      The book explains the long disconnect between voters, the media, and the political class. I’d recommend it to anyone here looking for some kind of explanation of what happened during the election. I don’t argue with trumpsters, so I read this just for my own sanity, it was helpful to me.

      As for what’s happened since he was sworn in, I wouldn’t argue with anyone still in his corner, they’re in denial.

  24. nemera34 says:

    He is attacking the mainstream media because they are finally calling him out. If they had done their job at the beginning of this election I think the outcome would have been different. They treated him with kid gloves. Gave him way more room because he was not a politician. I remember reading that too. And now he is the leader of our nation. The press has a responsibility to report. But it has to do it factually. We sadly have seen Legit press using tabloids and gossip sites as sources. This fool has to be fought with just the FACTS/TRUTH.. Fact check everything. and that his how you bring him down. He wants to make the press the enemy so he can feed the nation his garbage. His followers aready are eating the garbage. The challenge is not to buy into it and for the press and public to keep the fight going. He wants to be loved and admired. He needs it. The FAKE news he reads is doing that. But he needs the world to believe the lies he reads and tells himself.

    • Birdix says:

      Yes, they did, especially in all the false equivalency between Clinton’s stumbles and his wildly bigger problems. But they also reported on enough madness that he never should have been elected.

    • Disco Dancer says:

      If anyone is worried about Trump’s unprecedented attacks on an institution that is a pillar democracy- a free, diverse and fair media/press- then do your part and get subscriptions to newspapers that report on Trump. That has been attacked by Trump as fake news. I think these newspapers need the financial support more than ever, so that they can not only keep fact checking Trump and his devlil’s minions/calling them out but also to show via cold hard numbers that ordinary people are supporting the media’s ability to expose Trump! Ordinary, sane people are not buying his garbage of “fake news”!

      Wouldn’t it be such karmic justice that after a decade plus of declining newspaper sales and the whole traditional newspaper media being almost out the door, they see a resurgence in sales and subscriptions! All because of this asshole!

    • Sophia's Sid eye says:

      Nemera34, yes! +1000! That is exactly what happened. The press loved him because he brought ratings. They forgot their responsibility to the American people, and we are so much worse off for it.

  25. lovemydmb says:

    He should be banned from Twitter but not Isis or whatever other terrorist groups which use it to recruit? Makes sense.

  26. minx says:

    I’m torn, because I find it helpful to vent about him, but I can barely stand to read about his idiotic rantings.

    • B n A fn says:

      Imo, he’s ranting because he’s unhinged. He knows he did not win this presidency fair and square. He got help from the Russians, the FBI and, Comey plus all the lies he told throughout his campaign and presidency. I bet he cannot sleep more than a hour at night because of all the guilt keep haunting him. Look at him, he looks mentally unstable, and unhealthy. He looks like someone about to have a heart attack every day. I’m still waiting to see him release his Taxes. He said he would after the audit, just another lie.

      • Giddy says:

        I agree that he is unhinged. I’ll bet that his videos, especially that awful news conference, will be used in medical schools for studying psychiatric disorders. I don’t think Cheetolini feels guilt about anything. He has said that he has never asked for forgiveness because he has never done anything wrong! So, unhinged yes, feeling remorseful, no.

  27. adastraperaspera says:

    I knew the GOP wanted all the wealth in our country for themselves. I knew they wanted women back in the kitchen. I knew they hated gays because they didn’t want anyone to find out about their boyfriends. I knew they wanted to crush working people (many are from former slave-holding families). I knew they were not really religious at all. BUT I NEVER THOUGHT THEY WERE FLAT OUT TRAITORS. I can’t believe I didn’t see it, especially since so much of their philosophy and method comes right from the confederacy.

    • Esmom says:

      I know. Right after the election, I was imagining that the GOP, or at least some key leaders, would step up to rein him in. I can’t believe I gave them the benefit of the doubt.

      • lightpurple says:

        Ryan is too focused on getting his “FU Americans!” agenda passed. He knows Trump will sign it happily and all Trump’s actions give him cover. Ryan wants to operate in the shadows so he’ll avoid the blame for the devastation he is causing. Only if Trump resists him will he care.

        McConnell has been blocking investigations into the Russian hack for months. He personally benefited from the hack. I firmly believe Putin owns him.

  28. Jayna says:

    I hate this man. A month in and doing a rally to pump up his fragile ego. Ugh.

  29. kadyo says:

    His attack on freedom of the press is straight out of 1984 (the novel, not the year). It’s terrifying.

    • B n A fn says:

      Did anyone saw this man at the DT rally yesterday saying he has a 6″ cutout of DT in his home and he salute it everyday and pray for his master? There are some brainwashed followers out there and he’s praying on their insecurities and hate towards others who do not look like them.

  30. lower-case deb says:

    remember that bias-riddled survey he released yesterday? apparently he’s calling it “rigged by Democrats” now. because he didn’t like the results?

    also, the rogue White House twitter said that it was actually a thinly veiled attempt to solicit DONATIONS!

    the nerve of this man. it’s like he has no more shame left. not sure if he’s even born with one.

  31. Hiccup says:

    I’m Swedish but lived in the states for a while and I’m one of the liberals definitely guilty of first of all not taking him seriously when he started campaigning and after that, thinking that he was only saying these horrid things for publicity / catering to an uneducated audience in order to win.

    I think I gave him way too much credit for actually being smart and playing some populistic and awful game, thinking he was at least aware of what he was doing. This “rally” basically sealed it for me finally, Trump is totally nuts and totally unaware of anything except Fox News apparently. Good grief. Still hard to believe for me. He is incredibly… Dumb!

    Putin would eat him for breakfast.

    • Christin says:

      The more time that passes, and the more that he personally says and does on TV convinces me he isn’t as smart and strategic as I might have assumed.

      Not that I ever thought he was overly smart or capable (his easy start in real estate and string of business issues suggests the opposite), but he is just in over his head. I think it is just mindless flailing at this point.

  32. IlsaLund says:

    Several journalism professors have stated he’s setting the media up to advance his plans to discredit them. For example, the recent AP article about mobilizing the National Guard to aid in deportation of illegal immigrants. AP reporters repeatedly reached out the White House for comment before publishing the report and received no response…..total silence. Then, as soon as the AP published the report, they were blasted for publishing fake news, using unverified sources, the whole anti press argument. It appears that the Trump administration is intentionally doing this. Ignoring news sites requests for verification and comment and then pouncing once the report is published. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Trump administration is intentionally leaking information in order to bolster their anti media claims. And the news organizations are so busy competing against each other for the latest scoop and ratings, they keep getting played and made to look chumps, playing right into President 🤡 hands.

    • greenmonster says:

      Pretty much what I’m thinking. Of course he wants to discredit media outlets. It might be through ignoring news sites requests of verification, whining they portray him badly or claiming that they are not reporting about terrorist attacks. But of course Trump is giving the nation all of the information, because he is not afraid to do so. That’s what his supporters believe. They believe they are being lied by mainstream media and that those are covering up awful stuff that is “happening” somewhere in Europe.

      By doing so the Trump administration wants total power. This way they can make up any event or any reason to justify their actions and Trumpets will be eating it. It’s blowing fairy dust in the eyes of his supporters.

  33. SusanneToo says:

    Well, this is an interesting take on trump’s behavior. Has syphilis swiss-cheesed his brain? It’s rather horrifying that we have a president that inspires theories like this.
    http://newrepublic.com/article/140702/medical-theory-donald-trumps-bizarre-behavior

  34. SusanneToo says:

    CBS Sunday Morning just did a report on Syrian refugees welcomed to Canada. Watch, it’ll make you cry.

  35. original kay says:

    He also had plenty to say about the judges who ruled against reinstating his Muslim ban. He actually quoted from the brief, and put his own spin on it. I could not watch him, I get too punchy, but I read his transcripts. Unfortunately I can hear his whiny voice in my head.

    All over CNN on FB are people saying FAKE NEWS, it’s so disheartening. People just tossing away their freedoms with nary a qualm.

    EAT: I did ask one how they accounted for the global coverage of trump, if the news in the US is so biased. I didn’t get a response, not that I was thinking I would. But the disconnect from reality can’t be ignored, they literally cannot see it. **shudders**

    ETA: I typed EAT instead of ETA! funny.

  36. jerkface says:

    It is a medical mystery. The man has learned how to fart with his mouth. Perhaps scientists should put him in a cage and study him in a properly secured laboratory.

  37. detritus says:

    Well CB, now you’ve done it. Officially the enemy of an entire country! For pointing out easily identifiable problems with humour and intelligence, brava! I feel this was always coming, just due to 45s nature, and his inability to be diplomatic. Steamrolling and bullying are the only two methods he has available for conflict.

    We are finally starting to see the maladaption and distress needed for an personality disorder diagnosis. It is a tide change, and it is the beginning of the end. This will continue to escalate until he breaks the American public, or they break him.

    There is a reason why so many narcissists are running around, and are highly successful; it’s because we often reward specific groups for behaviours on this spectrum. We expect certain demographics to behave this way, and reward many traits on the NPD (and other personality disorders) spectrum as ‘manly’ and worthy of respect, somehow expecting that they will be subclinical, despite constant reinforcement.

    Instead of discouraging these maladaptive traits, we reward them, especially if a modicum of success is already achieved. We reward men who date pliable women, reward them for having a hot/young/submissive wife, reward them for being over confident (refusing to be introspective or take ctiricism), for being powerful (loud and intimidating), for success at all costs (you first, don’t think of the others). All these traits considered ‘alpha’ (don’t even get me started on the scientific inaccuracy of alpha wolves), all maladaptive in an equal society. Not maladaptive at all in a society that values certain groups over others, values other groups solely for what they provide to the main group, and even believes in their innate superiority.

    NPD and antisocial personality disorder occur at higher rates in societies that value personal achievement over the betterment of society, and 45 is the direct result. A president that embodies the worst of toxic masculinity, and shows the world the Dunning Krueger effect at an unmatched level. As the world moves more towards equity, these relics of a toxic age will face more and more upset. Their tendency dies will cause them more and more distress, as his world and view of self fall apart, 45 will fight the world. This is as it should be, because slowly, through the tears and rage of a dying class of tyranny, we will win.

  38. Rapunzel says:

    There’s something in the pipelines DT doesn’t want out… This anti-media spin is to get ahead of it. But it won’t work.

  39. Andrea says:

    How much longer must we endure this? The thing that worries me the post is the longer it does go on, we look so weak and vulnerable as a nation and China and Russia will be eyeing the slot for world power now.

  40. Rapunzel says:

    Oh, and did anyone else hear about the video of him telling his NJ golf club members that they could gawk at his cabinet interviews? Sick, and makes me think that Mar a Lago stuff was intentional.

  41. Talia says:

    It’s not the media, it’s the TRUTH!! And it’s not the enemy of the “American people,” it’s HIS enemy!!

  42. What-was- that? says:

    This week he attacked the BBC in his news conference and then a Hench man did the same in a BBC interview …I did not watch it because this is very scary stuff..
    If the media get intimidated and do not report people will believe what is told,,,This is the dark side of a precipice…
    Please all of you in the USA support your media and protestors even if it is sometimes aggravating or inconvenient..I truly thank you as we all have a very long and tough journey ahead of us!
    🙏🏼

  43. nicole says:

    That top photo, I cannot believe how bloated and unwell he looks, imagine what he will look like in four years, cannot imagine, hopefully he will be long gone before then. He is going to say anything now at this point to make sure his followers stay with him, so I think he is getting desperate at this stage when you saw him last night doing election rallys like that, and they spoke to one of his followers on CNN, who if that is the kind of people he has as his worshippers, we are doomed, he was absulotely of the wall.

  44. gwen says:

    This is an international embarrassment. We have a thirsty showboat running our country.

  45. Littlestar says:

    It’s not Twitter’s responsibility to cut him off, I don’t think he violates their terms and conditions. That falls on to the White House I believe, whether he’s violating protocol or just embarrassing the administration. But, like you said, I’d rather his madness be on public display rather than hidden with good publicity.

  46. Disco Dancer says:

    And Malaria Trump has a voice that’s like nails on a chalkboard. From butchering the proper pronunciation of simple words from the English language to looking like she will piss orange because Cheetolini is hovering around her, her prayer was painful to watch. And how rich of them to cite a Christian prayer! The Trumps and their supporters are among the most non-Christian people out there: they have no kindness, compassion, understanding and acceptance of others, empathy or charity to the poor and the helpless!

  47. What?! says:

    This whole blame game that Easy D is playing reminds me of that quote from Raylan in Justified:

    “You ever hear of the saying “you run into an a$$hole in the morning, you ran into an a$$hole; you run into a$$holes all day, you’re the a$$hole.”"

  48. nemo says:

    as an Israeli, I can feel your pain. Netanyahu isn’t as blunt, but his tricks are similar. unfortunately, it worked for him – we’ve been stuck with him (again) since 2009. ugh.

  49. Elizabeth says:

    this POS needs to be impeached this ass clown had no business in the White house! Thanks to the worthless Electro collage for not doing their job!!

  50. Marley says:

    I’m no Trump supporter but the corporate media is the enemy of the people. They lie or lie by omission to perpetuate capitalist propaganda and rig elections by promoting capitalist candidates and marginalizing truly progressive ones, much to the detrament of ordinary people and the planet. So you’ll have to excuse me for not getting all teary over the butthurt corporate media

  51. Anare says:

    In that top photo he looks exactly like an Oompah Loompah. Exact! I know this is extremely juvenile on my part but I have scrolled through all of your comments and you’ve said everything I’m thinking and much more eloquently. #supportfreepress #resist

  52. Deeanna says:

    Looking at the situation realistically, the two most likely means for getting rid of our current President is either resignation or impeachment. Achievement of either of these is going to require the support of Republican members of Congress. And they need to hear from us!

    In addition to contacting my own Congressional representatives via email at least once per week nowadays, I have chosen a Republican congressperson to also contact on a regular basis. Because the Repubs need to hear from us – whether or not they want to attempt to marginalize us by claiming we are paid by unions, etc. (I could use some pin money! Where do I sign up for these payments?)

    I think even the very “worst” Republican in Congress has to be frustrated and embarrassed by this buffoon representing the U.S. And I don’t think things are going to get better, I think they will get worse as Trump becomes more and more frustrated – because he knows nothing of Washington and how it works.

    Please stay active – this is going to be a longer haul than we want it to be, but it is doable.
    ————–
    Re; McCain and Palin
    Not a defense but an explanation. McCain’s campaign manager convinced him that naming a woman for his vice-presidential running mate would help him. He semi-reluctantly agreed and asked for a vetted list of possible female candidates. McCain had only ever met Sarah Palin once before, at a large gathering. Bottom line: McCain’s people totally failed to properly vet Palin. And she was already named and on her way by the time anyone actually looked a bit deeper at her background. As soon as they started to look at things more closely Palin announced that her unmarried teenage daughter was pregnant ….

  53. Lisa says:

    Oh, he can bugger off! He didn’t mind the media when he was famous for being a millionaire. He courted it. Only when they quit kissing his ass and asking him to explain himself did he change his stance. He’s a crybaby. I’m no great defender of the media, but he is just such a whiny brat. Is he going to run to twitter every time someone says a minorly mean thing about him? I can’t believe this man is the president. Someone give him a mirror to keep him occupied until he’s impeached.

  54. jwoolman says:

    The anti-press quote he read from Thomas Jefferson (who actually generally supported an independent free press) should have included why Jefferson was so ticked at the newspapers. At the time, they were claiming he was sleeping with “one of his slaves”. Turned out much later, thanks to DNA evidence, that this wasn’t fake news at all and at least six of his children were with that particular woman in an apparently consensual long-term relationship.

    Oh, and my bet is that Trump’s non-existent Sweden attack (the Swedes had a field day with it on Twitter) was based on a story run by the German Bild, claiming that an immigrant group had assaulted scads of women. I saw a reference in one forum post by a Trumper claiming a Swedish woman was gang-raped by such a group, Trump must have picked up on that from either Fox News or Breitbart (the likely source for the Trumper). But the whole story turns out to be another Bowling Green Massacre – didn’t happen. Bild has apologized and the police are trying to track down the people who came up with the fake news.

  55. MAC says:

    I take issue with that Prayer being used. I am tired. How do people selectively read the constitution ?

  56. Portia says:

    The press should continue reporting on Trump and his administration but they should actively boycott his press conferences. He only holds them to haggle and bully the reporters. The press should refuse to show up at his press conferences and he should be left standing in an empty hall. Those press conferences are literally a circus.