Trump Tweets Desperate for Friday’s Open Thread

Trump Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Friday.

For Friday President Desperate, desperately tried to change the subject away from his poor leadership by tweeting 9 times and retweeting 9 times, so far.

For his first tweet President Subject Changer attacked his favorite foe, the media. Shocking, I know.

On February 28th, 2020, President Asshole held a campaign rally in South Carolina, where he said the Democrats were politicizing Coronavirus calling it their new hoax.

As MSNBC News anchor Brain Williams explained prior to playing the clip at that time there were 64 known cases of the coronavirus in the U.S..

After calling the virus the Democrats “new hoax,” he said: but you know, we did something that’s been pretty amazing. We have 15 people in this massive country and because of the fact we went early–we went early, we could have had a lot more than that.

NBC News headline from February 28th, 2020; Trump calls coronavirus Democrats’ ‘new hoax’.

The Hill headline from February 28th, 2020; Trump hits Democrats over coronavirus criticism: ‘This is their new hoax’. 

The Daily Beast headline from February 28th, 2020; Trump: Democrats’ Coronavirus Criticism a ‘New Hoax’.

With Matthew Gertz on vacation I can’t say for certain this is what triggered President Desperate, but since we all know he watches Fox & Friends in the morning. I’m going post the ad posted by Big “Human Capital Stock” John in the Night Owl, anyway.

He moves on to blast former Vice President and Political rival Joe Biden over comments made yesterday saying that Biden lost the “Black Vote.”

Deleted Trump Tweet screen cap via factba.se. 08/07/2020

The tweet was deleted only for President “China Virus” to explain later that Biden is not worthy of the “Black Vote!”.

He retweeted the Yahoo News clip.

The statement at question regarding the black community. (the 1 minute 32 second mark of the video clip.)

Biden: What y’all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. You go to Florida you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you are in Arizona. So it’s a very different–very diverse community.

Biden clarified his remarks via Twitter (not a fan, but what can I do?)

In between his bashing Biden for making racist remarks, after President Racist Remarks called the coronavirus the China Virus, again, he thanked BLU Flag for offering him a pray.

He also thanked bob @thefogislifting.

President Desperately Seeking a Distraction attempts to make a scandal out of Spygate…

In somewhat related news early Friday the Appeals Court ruled that the House Judiciary Committee does have standing to enforce its former White House Counsel Don McGahn subpoena.

CNN says that while the House of Representatives can sue McGahn to testify before the Judiciary Committee, McGahn can still challenge it, meaning his testimony would not happen anytime soon.

According to the Mueller Report, McGahn told investigators that President Impeached directed him to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in an attempt to obstruct Mueller’s investigation. McGahn ignored the order.

The ruling from the Appeals Court was 7-2.

He moves on from one distraction to another attempting to spin the latest jobs report for July issued Friday as a positive sign the economy is rebounding.

He tweets something unrelated to the job numbers only to post a second tweet regarding the job numbers, this time with a photo of himself.

On Friday the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for July saying that the U.S. nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million and that the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent.

Casselman with the New York Times, has 6 more tweets in the thread. To view the tweets @bencasselman.

The in-between tweet.

From the White House.

General George Washington established the Purple Heart—then known as the Badge of Military Merit—238 years ago today to recognize meritorious service in action during our Nation’s war for independence.  Today, the Purple Heart is reserved for military service members wounded or killed in action.  On this day, we pay tribute to these men and women, who have suffered and sacrificed so much for our Nation.

The Purple Heart medal, in its present form, bears the profile of General Washington.  An American hero of unparalleled stature in our history, George Washington not only inaugurated this award, but he exemplified the uncommon courage, valor, and devotion to our Nation showed by all who receive it.

As we commemorate the establishment of one of our Nation’s highest honors, we also reaffirm our support and admiration for the remarkable heroes of America’s Armed Forces.  Each day, these men and women safeguard peace and prosperity at home and abroad and protect our unique American way of life.  Our Nation is forever indebted to these valiant warriors for their service and sacrifice.

The First Lady and I join a grateful Nation in paying tribute to Purple Heart recipients, their loved ones, and our Gold Star Families.  As one Nation, we pray for the safety of our country’s men and women in uniform—both past and present—and commit to honoring their legacy of service now and for generations to come.

The White House. 08/07/2020.

*fingers crossed there is no added press event*

This post might be updated.

This is an Open Thread.

Happy Friday. I hope y’all have a wonderful socially distanced weekend.

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