Donald Trump is in Scotland, so his executive time only stretches to … about the time normal people are forced to go to work. In America. But he has been up and tapping on keys at the place where he did not predict the Brexit vote, no matter how many times he claims he did. And while Trump was quick to skip over the indictments that were handed down by the Mueller investigation as Obama’s fault and toss on a reminder about the terrible Deep State, there was one new item on his morning agenda. Just one thing out of all the things that happened on Friday that really interested Trump: He had to check to see if he made CNN cry.
So funny! I just checked out Fake News CNN, for the first time in a long time (they are dying in the ratings), to see if they covered my takedown yesterday of Jim Acosta (actually a nice guy). They didn’t! But they did say I already lost in my meeting with Putin. Fake News……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2018
Yes, on Friday, Donald Trump snubbed CNN by calling them “fake news” and bypassing a question from reporter Jim Acosta at a joint press appearance with Theresa May. Instead, he moved on to Fox, where he could be sure to get a “question” that was really an invitation to measure his own greatness in thousands of Lincolns. Or perhaps, since Trump is in the UK, Kilo Churchills. But even the fun of declaring that he was doing a “great job”—which Trump said twice at that presser—pales in comparison to his true joy in life: Checking in to make sure that his bullying really hurt someone.
So apparently Donald Trump has been glued to CNN, waiting for CNN to complain about the way he snubbed CNN. And waiting … and ultimately Trump got upset about not seeing enough reporting on his oh-so-clever burn that he had to fumble beneath the pillow, find his phone, and thump out a complaint that CNN hadn’t spent enough time talking about how he is mad to CNN. It upset him so much that he just to to tweet out a complaint about CNN. Get that, CNN?
That’s right. Trump is so proud of how he snubbed CNN, that he watched CNN to see how CNN would cover his snubbing CNN, and now he’s complaining that CNN isn’t giving enough attention to his CNN snub. So … he may have to watch CNN to see how they cover this snub! And ooh, their ratings are so bad.
Take that, CNN. And remember, bullying is just not satisfying unless someone cries. Donald is waiting.