For the about nine months, President Donald Trump has been talking about topics that have nothing to do with his presidential acts in order to distract from his constant and miserable failures. That most recent failure is an attack on the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz.
This past Saturday, in a series of 18 tweets sent over a span of 11 hours, Trump viciously responded to Cruz’s comments about the Trump administration wrongly presenting the situation in Puerto Rico as a “good news story.”
“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” 6:19 a.m. Sept. 30.
“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help,” 6:26 a.m. Sept. 30.
“They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.” And finally at 6:29 a.m. Sept. 30, these tweets have garnered a large newsgathering over the sheer ridiculousness of his attack.
Trump continued tweeting throughout the day using terms like “Dems” and, of course, “Fake News Media” because a national tragedy and a territory of our country being almost wiped out by a natural disaster is a perfect time to point fingers across the aisle and blame the media for your missteps.
There are first responders in Puerto Rico, and they are trying to help in the territory’s recovery efforts. However, Trump’s reaction to the situation was defensive, angry and devoid of all hope, sympathy and unity. Instead, he chose to use a social media platform to place blame and denounce news coverage of the recovery efforts being made in Puerto Rico.
As for Trump, he has moved on to more important issues. Starting Sept. 22, Trump began a whole new war in his presidency.
His most recent choice of topic of distraction is the National Football League (NFL). President Trump has been speaking on the NFL protests in ways that highlight his lack of etiquette as president.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump said on Sept. 22 at a rally in Alabama.
Trump’s full forward assault on these players sparked many different reactions and did just what he was hoping it would do, distract from his failures.
In conjuncture with Puerto Rico, Trump’s recent missteps include: Trump’s effort to repeal-and-replace Obamacare failed (again), his staff has created massive bills for useless accounts like travel expenses and the Gulf Coast is still in a state of emergency over the recent hurricanes.
We are all aware that Trump is a huge fan of Twitter. He uses this social media website to release most of his reactions to different public and private matters, often calling journalists out for releasing “fake news” or speaking about past “failed” presidencies.
Luckily, we were given the most important command on Sept. 30, as our commander in chief implored a group of disenfranchised people to do the following:
“Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!”
This has become a normal day in the Presidency of Donald Trump, and we must ask ourselves, where will the anger lead? What will replace the hope and unity that this country is supposed to represent?