Unless I have made a mistake, or my internet browser is being phished, here is the entire Trump Twit universe from Friday start of business (6 AM) to Sunday at 6 PM. A total of 60 precious hours in the Trump Run-Up to the Future MAGA.
Nothing about restoring jobs, massive tax cuts, better health insurance, wiping out government regulations, Building the Wall, or getting rid of illegals. You know, those campaign promises to DWA (Distressed White America).
Trump’s Official Twitter Account Header (all credit and masthead art from their website)
11/26 5:08 am
Fidel Castro is dead!
11/26 4:31 pm
“The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems,”
11/26 7:59 pm
The Democrats, when they incorrectly thought they were going to win, asked that the election night tabulation be accepted. Not so anymore!
11/27 4:19 am
Hillary Clinton conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. Nothing will change
11/27 4:55 am to 11/27 5:29 am (6-parter)
Hillary’s debate answer on delay: “That is horrifying. That is not the way our democracy works. Been around for 240 years. We’ve had free –[Blah..Blah…Blah..]
Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” So much time and money will be spent – same result! Sad
11/27 12:30 pm
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
11/27 12:34 pm to 11/27 12:41 pm (2-parter)
It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in 3 or 4—
states instead of the 15 states that I visited. I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!
11/27 4:31 pm
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!
That’s it. The whole enchilada. The corpus delicti for you NCIS and CSI fans, and Legal nerds everywhere.
One nothing Twit about Castro (and 13 whining Twits about a perfectly legal recount request, started not by Clinton, but by third party candidate Jill Stein.
By the way, Castro’s death was reported by media worldwide at 10:29 pm on Friday evening, 11/25. Some Cuban-Americans were dancing in the streets in Miami before midnight. It took Trump about 7 hours to produce a four word Twit about a recycled news flash with no come back, follow-up, comment, or rumination. Almost as if somehow, the mere repetition of the announcement would cement Trump’s future claim to have played a critical role in arranging Castro’s demise at this precise time of American celebration. Hasn’t happened yet, just waiting.
There is no need to review the usual Trump inspired stew of half-truths and misstatements this series of grade school level Twits invokes. 13 Twits in 24 hours, an outstanding output. Is he done yet? Don’t recount on it.
To be somewhat more precise with the truth. Trump lost the popular vote by more than 2.2 million, and still counting. Loser, baby.
As for millions of illegal votes, there is no proof of anything like that. There is a division of the Tin Foil Hat Brigade looking into it. Trump, as always, has an open mind and will consider it. Fake news rampant, on a Twit fast track.
As a patriotic American, if Trump had serious evidence of real voter fraud, he would of course be demanding an immediate recount to uphold electoral integrity, an FBI investigation, and why not, a Special Prosecutor. Confident in his own righteousness, Trump would surely prevail, and smite his enemies where they stand.
This is America. Of course, our Electoral College Not-Yet-Confirmed winner is free to have and share his opinions with everyone else. The saddest thing really is the behavioral pathology Trump unintentionally reveals, with his passionate persistent pursuit of what will ultimately prove to be a minor (even negligible) distraction in the historical Course of Western Civilization.
Trump is like the bully boy who, not content to have the refs call the game for his side at the last minute, cannot be happy to notch a win. He wants the other side to stand in line for the end of game (EOG) sportsmanship cheer.
It is a tradition learned by most young people in America as children. For boys often their first serious experience is at the end of each Little League game when each side cheers the other with the traditional chant of “Two Four Six Eight”.
Maybe Trump didn’t get enough cheers as a kid. In any case, he has an unhealthy craving as an adult not just to win, but to bask in adulation and submission. Given his obvious human flaws in performance, this is dangerous ground for the rest of us. Trump personally is insulated from many of his foibles by his enormous piles of money. No need to shed any tears on that account. Trump always takes care of himself, no matter what.
A Heartfelt Cheer for Trump
For the inner Donald Trump then, on behalf of all Americans, we offer the traditional EOG send off. In multiple formats, hoping at least one will strike a resonant chord in Trump’s interior mental space, to help fill it.
Classic Little League End of Game Sportsman’s Cheer
First, the classic Little League effort:
Berkeley International School Girls Basketball Team Celebrates
Proof that even girls do it. The young women from the Berkeley International School’s basketball team.
Michael Jackson with Donald Trump (Indianapolis 1990)
Here’s an effort from one of Trump’s own friends (later in life), singer Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 with a song recorded in May 1970 on their album ABC.
Jackson Five Video Singing 2-4-6-8 (1970)
But saving the best for last, watch these beautiful, happy first grade kids go for it.
It is true the kids were singing to their Moms at a special school function, but the kids probably won’t mind if we share their infectious cheer with others who obviously need the lift.
First Graders Singing “Who Do We Appreciate” Song
These first grade kids are naturally optimistic and mostly haven’t suffered the deceptions and disappointments that will eventually face them from rigged games and money driven contests.
First Graders Singing “Who Do We Appreciate” Song (Rest of the Gang)
Little Leaguers are beginning to get a notion that Good Sportsmanship is a golden ideal, always worthy of pursuit. Even if it is sometimes muddied up with biased calls, trash talk, fan interference, out of bounds booster payments, gambling with point shaving, and clever rule bending and breaking in pursuit of win after win, and so on for the glory of the Team.
Trump knows about the latter (see business methods and the Campaign), but seems deprived of the former.
That is a story for another time and place. For now, Mr. Trump breathe deep and enjoy the cheer of the children for all of us. I hope it makes you feel better.
And for tomorrow morning? Grow up, and get on with your only job that counts for all of America. Jobs, economic development, peace and stability.
We’re not paying you to settle personal scores. You have managed to achieve the absolute lowest minority popular vote margin for a President in 192 years. Wow! Deal with it. You’ve got some major work to do to establish yourself. Boasting about a fanciful never-happened, made-up contest you didn’t run won’t improve your political brand luster.
You had your shot and you did it entirely your own way. Nobody told you what to do in the campaign. Coulda, woulda, shoulda. In the end, you lost the popular vote, straight up. Facts is facts!
Move Along Now.