The president is good at tweeting at people who criticize him. The latest is Connecticut Senator Blumenthal, over his Vietnam-era military service.
My seven year old might be more socially mature than our current President. Every morning I scroll through my favorite online current event sites. Rarely is there a morning where I don’t read a new report of outlandish behavior courtesy of our nation’s leader. Of all the personnel in President Trump’s world, can no one be appointed to stand next to his computer and slap it shut when he tries to tweet? Can we get someone on that assignment stat, please?
How is anyone ever going to take you seriously if you are spending your days ranting away on social media? Even tweens know that kind of behavior is immature and ridiculous, Donald. Sigh. So here is the most recent tweet-tastic rant from our fearless (and clueless) leader:
While on his 17 day “working vacation”, President Trump decided that rehashing old attacks on a United States Senator might be a fantastic use of his time. Perhaps some of you caught Senator Blumenthal’s recent public outcry on CNN for continuing the investigation into alleged Russian interference in our recent US election. “Politicizing the Department of Justice for personal ends, I think, is a disservice to the law, and it’s also potentially a violation of the spirit of the First Amendment,” stated the Connecticut Senator.
Of course this wasn’t going to sit well with the United States Commander in Chief, so he did what he does best. He took to Twitter to bully an American legislator. “Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal,” Trump wrote on Twitter shortly afterward. “He told stories about his Vietnam battles and … conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child.” President Trump referred to Blumenthal as a “phony Vietnam Con Artist,” as he referenced the controversy that surrounded Blumenthal’s 2010 remarks regarding his service in the Marines. Indeed, the Connecticut Senator had grossly misspoken of his service in Vietnam. Basically he never left the United States, yet he publicly insinuated that he fought tooth and nail in the Vietnam War. “On a few occasions I have misspoken about my service, and I regret that and I take full responsibility,” stated Blumenthal only days after his statements were made.
So yes, seven long years ago the Senator made untrue remarks about his military service. He also took responsibility for his statements and apologized. Imagine that! Someone in the political realm admitting their wrong doings fully and completely! Take note Mr. President, you could learn something here. When you make false statements or plain old hurtful and stupid statements, you can admit your misstep. It is okay to admit when you are wrong. In fact it is a sign of humility and humanity. Many of us Americans appreciate a leader’s ability to not only lead, but to also admit when they say something false or grossly insensitive.
So the cyber bullying just keeps on rolling. No one is safe from Trump’s social media cyber bullying. And yes, for the record, I do realize that no one has been bullied more than Donald. Countless derogatory statements have been said about our President, his family and his (in)abilities to lead a nation. The thing is, he kind of signed up for it. You want to be the biggest thing in the United States? Well you have to take the blows as well as the praise. Not everyone is going to love you Donald; clearly they don’t. Look at your current approval ratings, big guy. You asked for it though. It’s like the uber celebrities that claim they just want privacy. You can’t have your cake and eat it too! You also have to set the standard, be the change you want to see in the world and all of that other great stuff. You can’t cry poor me while your fingers are on fire from constant rage-tweeting against everyone and anyone who doesn’t kiss your ass.
It is very simple.
Walk away from the keyboard and focus on what actually matters: leadership, positive change and uniting our country.