Trump’s Twitter Finger

In Puerto Rico, large numbers of Americans do not have any electricity or the basic services we all take for granted will be there if we dial 9-1-1.  Officials estimate it may take upwards of six months to restore power to the entire island.

The last time President Trump used his Twitter account to offer words of support to an American territory devastated by a natural disaster was Wednesday, when he wrote a message directed at Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rossello:  “We are with you and the people of Puerto Rico. Stay safe! #PRStrong.”

Obamacare prohibited insurance companies from charging sick people more than healthy people for coverage, required all plans cover basics called “essential health benefits,” and set rules for how generous coverage must be and how much plans can ask customers to pay out of their own pockets.

Under the proposed Graham-Cassidy Obamacare “Repeal & Replace” bill, being voted on in the senate, states would have broad discretion to undermine or eliminate these rules.

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho today accused President Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea "won't be around much longer.”

Minister Ri stated, “Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make all self-defensive counter measures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers at any time even when they are not yet inside the aerospace border of our country.”

Of the 42 tweets Trump has sent since Wednesday:

  • 14 have been about athletes
  •  7 have been about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare
  •  3 have been about North Korea

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Mention of Puerto Rico, missing.  Mention of the US Virgin Islands, missing.  Also missing, any mention of a shooter who killed one person and wounded seven at church in Tennessee on Sunday.

President Trump has shown a remarkable penchant for the childish “do as I say not as I do.”  In 2013, President Obama weighed into the controversy over the name of an NFL team.  And citizen Trump tweeted this:

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Additionally, over the weekend President Trump praised NASCAR (a sport predominately populated by white drivers and viewed by white fans) while referring to NFL players (who are predominately black) as “sons of bitches,” yet the White House continues to insist our president is not a racist.  When you add this past weekend’s tweets to his comments after Charlottesville and his comments about Mexicans, you have to wonder.

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Why are black men exercising their constitutionally guaranteed right to peacefully protest police brutality which disproportionately targets their community called “sons of bitches” while white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans and inciting violence that led to one woman’s death in Charlottesville called “very fine people?”

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Ultimately, we each must stand, sit, take a knee, or speak out for what we believe in; the flag, the national anthem, placing your hand over your heart to show patriotism — these things symbolize the freedom we have in this country to protest injustice, and no foul-mouthed, misogynistic, narcissistic, racist can appropriate them to advance his own agenda.

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