Donald Trump is still retweeting violent imagery attacking CNN, just FYI

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Every day, I watch MSNBC, and every day, someone is doing commentary about how this is the day that the tide finally turns on Donald Trump. Inevitably, that commentary is happening because every single day, Trump does something gross, disgusting, unpresidential, treasonous, unhinged and/or illegal. His approval ratings are in the toilet. His condemnation of white supremacists looked like a hostage video. There’s an ongoing movement for Trump to fire Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka. But in this shambolic situation, Donald Trump knows who is to blame: CNN. He tweeted this image this morning:

This is not the first time that Trump has tweeted violent imagery towards a cable news network (specifically CNN). He did something similar in the wake of the congressional baseball shooting too, where he retweeted a video/GIF where he was “bodyslamming” a CNN logo.

Trump also retweeted this, a story about how he will likely pardon that racist douchebag Joe Arpaio.

And then he accidentally retweeted someone calling him a fascist:

Just another day in Bigly’s America.

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  1. FishBeard says:

    It’s such a sad state when this isn’t surprising or shocking anymore? We’ve become desensitized to his lunacy.

    • Snickers says:

      He retweeted another alt right white supremacist yesterday as well. It’s almost as if he’s got someone in his ear (my guess is Miller, Bannon or both) saying well you were forced into seemingly and publicly, finally criticizing nazis so we need you to reach out to a., b., and c., to make it all better with them. Or who knows, this may be all Trump. I tend to think that it’s not, in the sense that he’s being fed these tweets by Bannon or Miller and he finds them clever and flattering to his ego and just retweets. Either way, the racist demented sorry sack of orange ish, is responsible for what he tweets. He doesn’t care if we learn the origins are alt right nazis- he wants them to know he’s still got their backs. He won’t say ish about nazis or Putin without dropping to his knees for them after and apologizing.

      • Esmerelda says:

        I think it’s all Trump. He’s the one with the perfectly honed populist instincts. He made Bannon and the others, they were but a fringe before him. They support him, but he calls the shots. Trump was able to spin all this vile content into a Presidential term. He’s the new, modern face of fascism – and that’s very scary.

    • Megan says:

      I’m not desensitized, this made me break down in tears again. All I can think of Heather Heyer’s mom. Imagine how she will feel when she sees this.

      • Giddy says:

        I can’t wrap my head around that. Poor lady, I saw her saying that Heather wouldn’t want her to react with hate, but that she is so, so sad. I sobbed watching her.

  2. SoulSPA says:

    I wasn’t a fan of either Drumpf or Hil. But I could have never ever imagined the mess that Orange Fists would put the USA and the rest of the world into. Would Pence be really worse? The nightmare continues. I want it to end. Drumpf set aside taking care of his business or entering retirement and spending time with the grand kids. Or some pets. Under the careful supervision of animal protection authorities.

    • ericka says:

      “I could have never ever imagined the mess that Orange Fists would put the USA and the rest of the world into”. Are you serious??? Did you ever watch him during the Presidential Campaign??? Anyone with a decent IQ knew the chaos this man was going to bring to the country if he was elected.

      • MellyMel says:

        Exactly! People who said this prior to the election and STILL say this make my head hurt. Like, did y’all not see a crazed orange troll spouting out nonsense on tv?? I don’t understand…

      • Megan says:

        I knew Trump would be a horror show, but I lack the imagination to have realized just how horrible it would be.

      • Radley says:

        Yep. As I recall, we were warned daily that everything happening now could happen under a Trump reign of terror. We were warned by all types of civil rights groups, his ghostwriter, his biographer, ex-employees, former pageant contestants, numerous political pundits, all the Democrats and some Republicans. The reasons to expect the worst were spelled out pretty clearly.

        What more did anyone want? A burning bush that spelled out “dump Trump”????

      • Tate says:

        @Megan I am with you. I was shocked and horrified on election night but his capacity to be horrible far exceeded my original expectations.

      • Bellagio DuPont says:

        @ Megan

        I feel you completely. I have been screaming from the rooftops about Trump because I knew he would be absolute car-crash as a president.

        But like you, I also lacked the imagination to pull up the picture we’re seeing right now. All day, every day. Relentlessly. And we’re only 7 months in.

        We need to come up with a plan that will allow us sustain the resistance but still retain the right amount of energy and fury when it counts ie election time otherwise, we will be run ragged even before 2018……this site is ranked very highly when it comes to intellect, so you smart cookies, please give us some good ideas….

        PS: I just noticed I keep saying “US”, even though I’m not American, but it really feels like the movement against this man and his ideology is now genuinely global.

      • Lady D says:

        I say us too Bellagio, even though I am Canadian. As far as I’m concerned, it’s up to all of us to stop this madman, mostly for the decent Americans who deserve protection from Twoscoops, but also because his policies affect the world.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah…I don’t know how anyone could not have foreseen this.

        For the year leading up to the election, countless political experts and presidential historians were predicting that a Trump presidency would be catastrophic. Nothing is even remotely surprising about this to me, except for maybe how low the GOP has gone to protect this guy.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      drump has always unapologetically declared himself as someone who promotes violence against others. Only difference now is that he is the president. God, he is truly insane.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I knew it would be a horror show, I just didn’t know how it would look or feel. It is even worse than I could have imagined. He does not need to own a pet or go near a defenseless animal so that is out. I don’t care how, but he needs to be removed from office.

    • SoulSPA says:

      I am not American nor have I ever been there. Nor could I follow relevant news diligently since I live on another continent and there are problems around here too. Have been reading CB since March or April I think. My knowledge of Drumpf has increased since I started to read CB and the insights of Americans and others, in a safe space. All the best to America.

      • Beth says:

        This Trump situation is embarrassing and scary. Please don’t forget that not all Americans are Trump supporters. More of us are against him and hate him for what he’s doing to the US and the world

      • magnoliarose says:

        That makes sense. Thank you for caring about us. We need all the positive energy we can get.

      • Kitten says:

        Oh ok I didn’t realize that you aren’t an American.
        Thank you for the well wishes. As you can imagine, we need all the support we can get.

      • Janetdr says:

        Thank you for your kind thoughts @SoulSPA . We need all we can get! I had hopes* that perhaps he would turn on his new party and decide that doing things for the good of the country (health care for starters) would be a better way to get the attention he is so desperately seeking, but…. here we are.
        * I know, so naive, but I’m always looking for the silver lining. Now my hopes are with the next generation, should we survive his nonsense.

    • jwoolman says:

      Everything about him screamed incompetent ignorant racist flaming narcissist and flim-flam man to me…. If you honestly didn’t pick that up, you might look for some books or training that will help you spot it. (Does anybody have recommendations? Seriously, that would be useful information.) Really, it’s an important life skill. Without it, you’re at the mercy of every con man who comes along. Hang on to your wallet!

  3. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    All while his constituents laugh and clap and lap up everything he does. They make me ill. I formally denounce any and all Americans who chose Toldemort.

  4. Jerusha says:

    PieceOfTotallyUselessShit also retweeted this asshole:

    This guy is behind this:

    And Pisobiec was a Pizzagate conspirist.

  5. Nicole says:

    When we say that this IS America this is what we mean. This is not crazy or out of left field. He is projecting what millions of butt hurt white people feel all the time.

    • ericka says:

      “He is projecting what Millions of butt hurt white people feel all the time”. Butt hurt of what. If you all don’t want to go to college or University because you just want to spend your time getting drunk or high its not the minorities fault. You all have many chances and opportunities to be successful, use them!

      • frankly says:

        That’s what butt hurt means – acting hurt and victimized for no reason.

      • Nicole says:

        Thanks for proving my point. So quickly too

      • Jennie Hix says:

        Part of the problem is, they do it to themselves. They teach their children creationism. Is that going to help you get into a good college or start a STEM career?

      • Kitten says:

        If I understood her correctly, I *think* (?) what Ericka was trying to say is that if white people don’t want to learn a new skill set, that’s a deliberate choice and certainly not the fault of minorities. In other words, minorities are not the reason why white kids can’t get into college or get a good job.

      • Annetommy says:

        I think the odds are stacked against working class people – which term I use in the UK sense. It is simplistic to blame them for not having the education, professional success and affluence that comes much easier to those with advantages. That’s not to say people don’t have personal responsibility. And certainly does not justify or excuse bigotry and racism. I know many places which are economically deprived where people would not dream of acting or voting on racist lines. The president’s behaviour has been an utter disgrace. His so-called press conference – as Jim Acosta of CNN pointed out, it wasn’t, there were no questions – was just awful. a bad actor trying and failing to give the impression he really gave a damn. Except insofar as it impacts on his “ratings” of course.

  6. M. says:

    He accidently retweeted someone calling him a fascist…that is hilarious. Dumbass

    • jwoolman says:

      The guy he retweeted said he was announcing his retirement from Twitter because no way could he top that retweet…..

      I wonder what, if anything, was going through Trump’s head when he did that? Maybe he thought it was supportive because it wasn’t vulgar or screaming at him. Just calming pointing out that Trump was doing what he’s doing because he’s a fascist….

    • moirrey says:

      Sad thing is, I’m not even sure he knows what fascist means. That or he hit retweet by accident.

  7. littlemissnaughty says:

    Jesus f*cking Christ. Is this the result of him being forced to read off of that teleprompter??? He’s like a tantrum-y toddler playing with matches.

    • mia girl says:

      His actions are truly pathological. He can not control his lies, pettiness, self-aggrandizement and need to deflect and blame others when he is criticized/things don’t go his way.

      He really is like a 6 year old narcissist.

    • Christin says:

      We only see the public face. I cannot imagine how bad it is in private.

      Think of the most self-centered, careless, willfully ignorant and mean-spirited people you’ve ever known (co-worker, relative, neighbor). Does any one person come close to what we’re witnessing? I thought I had met a few doozies in my life, yet I can only think of one who truly comes close to this level. The one I think comes close (a female) at least was willing to study and learn.

      • Radley says:

        I briefly worked with one arrogant, narcissistic, temperamental, manipulative, hot mess. Briefly because she was let go for penchant for managing her staff by threatening them. Later we found out she was fired from another job for throwing a stapler at someone’s head. And even still, Trump makes her look like an amateur. At least she could have a run of a week or so at a time behaving normally before she went off the rails again.

      • Christin says:

        That’s similar to the woman I knew (not throwing a stapler, but the wild variations in demeanor). She sent someone flowers for their hard work one week, and fired them days later. Yet she was also a novice by comparison. I had an uncle who thrived on chaos and aggravating people like a kid in adult body, but he was also minor league compared to Bigly.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    I’m laughing that that girl thinks he will delete the picture he tweeted. He isn’t ashamed or embarrassed by it – he’s proud of it and thinks it is funny and he knows his base will too.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he ups the ante from here on out, because honestly, where is it going to go from here? He has nothing to lose by just uncensoring himself even more than he already does. He hasn’t suffered any real consequences and he still gets loads of support.

    • Leo says:

      Well, whether it was him or someone else, both tweets are gone now.
      I believe she thought someone from the administration would make him take it down, for appearances sake, not because he has seen the error of his ways.

    • swak says:

      So much for Kelly keeping him in control. Agree Leo, someone from the administration will probably take it down.

    • swak says:

      From WaPo:

      “President Trump’s war with CNN went off the rails Tuesday morning after he retweeted an image of a Trump train running over a CNN reporter, then quickly deleted it after the meme sparked criticism as inappropriate just days after the Charlottesville violence.

      Trump was in the middle of his usual morning tweetstorm when he sent the image, posted by a supporter who added “Nothing can stop the #TrumpTrain!!,” to his nearly 36 million followers.”

      He can’t even be original.

  9. Esmom says:

    He continues to wreak absolute havoc, completely unchecked. Mueller needs to step it up. Trump needs to be removed from office. I’m starting to think he’s going to get away with everything. I feel like I’m rambling because I may finally have lost it.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Be strong the Celebitchy community needs you. 🙂
      He is insane. I mean for real and not a joke. He needs a full psych evaluation and bed rest or plenty of fluids or whatever you can do to calm his psychotic butt down. I vote for a wildlife tranquilizer gun, shoot the wildebeest in his ass and then haul him off to Bellvue. Unhinged is too mild for this lunatic. The nation is stuck in this padded room along with him and we all want out.

      • jwoolman says:

        Actually, I expect Kelly plans to put padding on the walls of the Oval Office. If Kelly lasts out the month, that is. Or the week. Maybe he’s clearing out his desk as we speak. He might not have realized what a lunatic Trump has become.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        ^This. Cheeto Covfefe Mussolini is insane. His family knows this and that’s why they’re circling the wagons around him. Complicit and the Ken doll want to milk this country for everything they can get before Cheeto is removed from office.

        I curse those ‘effin Republicans who are sitting on the sidelines, allowing this to happen because they need to line their own greedy coffers. May they all rot!

      • paranormalgirl says:

        OK, I posted and it disappeared. I usually hate armchair diagnoses, but in this case, go for it. He’s got a lot going on, starting with his raging narcissistic personality disorder.

    • Tate says:

      @Esmom That is how I am feeling today too. This asshole was forced to condemn his Nazi base two days after a complete tragedy. Then almost immediately gives a wink and a nod to those same people by indicating that he may pardon that racist idiot Sheriff. Now he tweets the train image after a peaceful protester lost her life to one of his racist supporters.

      At this point I feel like even if Mueller comes in and takes trump and his team down that the damage is done. I hope I get over myself and feel differently tomorrow but JFC…. how much longer can this go on?

      • Esmom says:

        Exactly, the damage — a newly emboldened group of white supremacists, ready for war, feeling that Trump is behind them — has been done. We can get rid of Trump but how are we supposed to move forward knowing these sick, violent racist garbage piles are out there? Not to mention scores of other people who go on believing whatever the fake news outlets tell them? It feels more hopeless than ever.

    • magnoliarose says:

      My post disappeared.
      @jwoolman I think Kelly stays because of NK, but he won’t last. Up close, it is probably even more frightening.
      @punkymama They have known he was not well. He never released his medical records and I am convinced there is something in there that is alarming.
      @paranormal You are our resident mental health expert and I know armchair psychs probably drive you crazy. lol What is wrong with him if you had to guess? If you don’t mind. I have never seen anyone behave like this. Narcissism I know but surely there is something else.

  10. Sharon Lea says:

    Kaiser, I’m with you, I now watch hours of MSNBC every day to keep up. I watch clips of the Morning Joe over my lunch hour when I used to chat about Real Housewives. There is too much going on and maybe I need a break, but somehow can’t. The tweet was awful, showing someone being killed right after Charlottesville? Let’s hope Kelly, McMaster and Mattis can help steer the ship.

    • B n A fn says:

      They can steer the ship by getting him out of that office. “Make America Sane Again”, MASA.

  11. IndifferentCat says:

    I just can’t believe the US has let this happen. That this waster has become president. The world used to see the US as a leader, a self appointed one but still a leader. But now, it’s clear for all to see just how rancid and broken the whole country is. Just… inconceivable. But somehow it’s true.

  12. Radley says:

    He’s like a scolded child up in his room tweeting passive aggressive bulls#it because dad made him apologize. He’s the worst. Literally nothing matters other than who he thinks likes him and who doesn’t. Sick b@stard.

    Where’s Barbie & Ken Kushner? Somewhere feeling humiliated and disgusted in the knowledge that Trump would choose @ss kissing neo-Nazis over his own Jewish grandkids, I hope. Fuc% all of them. I will savor their downfall.

  13. IlsaLund says:

    It’s interesting that he constantly attacks CNN cause they actually bend over backwards to kiss his ass by having all those Trump loving alt right crazies on air as analysts and commentators. CNN trying to be “fair and balanced” all the while allowing bigoted hate mongers on air to spout Trump lies. Hell, CNN had a hand in helping Trump get elected….great for their ratings.

    • Christin says:

      I don’t understand it, either, unless it’s the wider reach (worldwide audience). MSNBC seems to have far less sycophants, yet he’s only gone after hosts of one show (who were at one time sympathetic to him).

    • Tate says:

      CNN had a HUGE hand in helping him get elected. I stopped watching that channel during the election because of all the trump idiots they would have on 24/7. It was ridiculous.

  14. jwoolman says:

    Good grief, he really is clueless.

    Will this finally mean the end for President Tweeter? Hesitating to denounce people carrying Nazi flags and making Nazi salutes while carrying guns (and in some cases, using them to try to scare the counterprotesters) may have been the final straw. Not everybody has forgotten WWII and the “holocaust centers” ((TM) Sean Spicer). Three people resigned from that manufacturing council over this and his response was to tweet slam the one black guy.

    • Louisa says:

      “Will this finally mean the end for President Tweeter?” — I’ve had this very odd hopeful feeling today that I haven’t had since Nov 8th. I think what happened in VA this weekend and his (non) reaction to it, was so horrific and so disgusting to most of this country that it was a wake up call to many people. The “welcome” he received in NY last night and the protests around the country, the toppling of the statue in NC…. I don’t know, this feels different. I’m not sure he can come back from this. And this re-tweet this morning shows he is completely oblivious.

  15. PunkyMomma says:

    What would it take to distract Emperor Baby Fists long enough to grab his phone and pitch it down the Potomac? Maybe three scoops of ice ream on some chocolate pie? It’s beyond comprehension that someone hasn’t taken his technology away already — you know he couldn’t power up and load a new phone on his own.

    At least delete his Twitter app, FFS!

  16. Nancy says:

    He’s like Peter Griffin on Family Guy, only not funny. He is the President of the United States and tweeted a pic of a news organization getting hit by a car days after a Nazi killed an innocent US citizen. WTF. He is the president, why is he allowed such buffoonery. Is he for real. I am sure people around the world who look to us for strength are terrified, as much as we are. This entire post is rambled, but I just can’t wrap my head around what makes this person act like he does. Is he senile?

  17. Beth says:

    Trumps a crazy train going of the rails. He’s on his way to a YUGE train wreck

  18. Christin says:

    Count me as one of the people who thought Orange was more coherent years ago. Recently I caught a few minutes of an interview (I think it was on R. Maddow’s show) when he was 28 and working on the Commodore deal. He used the same over the top phrases and was not significantly more coherent or intelligent sounding than now.

  19. Lisa says:

    Everyone remember that scene in Glengarry Glen Ross where Al Pacino goes off on Kevin Spacey? “WHOEVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD WORK WITH MEN?” That goes on repeat in my head whenever I see Trump. I wish someone would just blast the fuck out of him like that.

  20. why? says:

    The King of Lies and Fake News is having a meltdown, but leave it up to Kristen W to try to rewrite the narrative to depict him in a positive light. Despite the fact that the King of Lies and Fakes News threatened CNN and the CEOs leaving his council, deflected by tweeting about Chicago, endorsed LS, and bragged about pardoning Joe A, Krsiten W insists that The King of Lies and Fake News isn’t showing any anxiety and is being defiant. She is more concerned with keeping her spot in the WH press briefing to do the right thing, she is just as bad as Kellyanne. The King of Lies and Fake News is having a meltdown that is worse than we have ever seen.

    Why hasn’t twitter banned The King of Lies and Fake News. He posted a train running over someone just days after a woman was killed when one his supporters ran a car into a crowd.

  21. why? says:

    North Korea backed down? We all saw the transcripts from the King of Lies and Fake News talk with the Mexican president where the King of Lies and Fake News begged him not to publicly say that Mexico wasn’t paying for the wall because it makes him look bad. So what did The King of Lies and Fake News offer NK? Did The King of Lies and Fake News also call NK?

  22. adastraperaspera says:

    If it looks like a Dictator and walks like a Dictator… Let’s face it, he is not going to back down. He behaves this way because he is convinced he will subdue us all. Sorry to sound dramatic, but I believe he is even using NK to hold us all hostage. Like, “go ahead and keep investigating my crimes with Russia, I will have this guy I know blow up California if you don’t drop it.” Unacceptable. He has to be removed. I called my Senators again today to request this.

  23. Franny says:

    As if Charlottesville didn’t make it clear enough: these people are prone to violence and will not stop short of killing anyone.

    Trump is actively promoting violence against journalists. So is the NRA. Their latest recruitment videos are freaky. They tell the NYT that they’re coming for them. And of course all of the disingenuous right wingers are denying that it’s violent rhetoric.

    Trump lost some ground with his KKK base the other day by (reluctantly and belatedly) condemning their role in Charlottesville. I’m afraid of what he’ll do if he loses their support. He might really go off the rails to get them back.

  24. why? says:

    Why is Sarah H issuing statements as anonymous? This is the 2nd time she has done this. Today she said that the train photo was an accident. That is a lie. The King of Lies and Fake News intentionally posted that. Why? Because there are no consequences for his actions. The Anne Frank Center asked twitter to suspend the King of Lies and Fake News for what he tweeted today.