Trump Delivers an Unhinged Twitter Rant for the Ages

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It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve been subjected to a good, ol’ fashioned Twitter meltdown from President Donald Trump, doesn’t it? You know the kind I’m talking about: an hour’s worth of deranged non-sequiturs, self-aggrandizement, and enough random parentheticals to lower the grade on a high school book report by a full letter.

Well, the drought ended this morning:

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The president’s much-ballyhooed “social media summit” this afternoon is slated to feature a who’s-who of ghoulish right-wing who’s, but not—after some hemming and hawing from the White House—pro-Trump cartoonist Ben Garrison, who seems to be just a little too anti-Semitic for this administration.

Is it going to be awful? Yes (probably)!

Trump then went on with some all-too-familiar “fake news” bashing, during which he managed to...

...not mention his wife by name.

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...joke about never leaving office, and then tag a random Floridian with only 200-plus followers.

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...And accidentally affirm Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage many times over, moments before insisting that he is “so good looking and smart.”

Moving on: Trump once again dipped his toes in an extremely stupid local dispute over whether an inner-ring Minneapolis suburb should say the Pledge of Allegiance before city council meetings.

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Next up: Praising the ass-kissers. Today, it was Fox News host Laura Ingraham and BET founder Robert Johnson’s turn.

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Sycophants acknowledged, Trump shifted gears once again to talk banks! Specifically—why he claims he doesn’t need them, because he’s just too dang rich.

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And finally (as of now), the President rounded off his morning diatribe with a swipe at Democrats, for accidentally—but extremely correctly—highlighting the fact that President Obama wasn’t so great on immigration issues either.

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Folks, it’s gonna be a day. Be strong.

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Rafi Schwartz

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