As you know, the Trump White House “re-upped” its assertion that the FBI shared in the blame for the Parkland Florida deaths because it investitgated possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. “Russia, if you’re listening …”
Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
Well, since the White House did not walk the statement back today, I find it worthwhile to look at the nation’s response. Sometimes the unity we see in responding to Trump, the collective repulsion, is quite honestly the most “hopeful” aspect of being American in the age of Trump. i realize that is saying something, but it does not make it less true.
Just a sampling of thoughts from people who share our care for others and respect for civic good-will.
This is the most despicable thing he’s ever done and I am fully aware of what I am saying. https://t.co/CmhWvdMZBl
— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) February 18, 2018
I agree, fully, and that’s why we’re going down this list, to get more responses.
Man, you gotta hand it to the guy. He somehow figured out a way to make the Florida school shooting about him. https://t.co/9tzJJj8CI2
— dick costolo (@dickc) February 18, 2018
Yes, first by turning the facts inside-out so as to suit him, and then dispensing with any sense of shame in being able to think only of himself first. Push the bodies of teens, and their grieving family out of the way and make it about him.
The incredible shrinking president. A moral pygmy in the highest office in the land. The breathtaking narcissism of turning a tragedy into something that somehow exonerates him. Truly twisted. https://t.co/OF0Y4rVdQH
— Richard Stengel (@stengel) February 18, 2018
“Breathtaking narcissism” Like you look at the statement the first time and think: “He couldn’t possibly have said that, did he?”
What the president has not suggested may be responsible for the school shooting in Florida: guns.
What the president has suggested may be responsible for the school shooting in Florida: the Russia investigation.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 18, 2018
Make no mistake: President Trump's tweet last night blaming the Florida shooting on the FBI's Russia investigation is an attack on all 35,000 rank & file FBI agents.
Trump is at war with the FBI. Trump should be ashamed of himself, but he has no shame. https://t.co/FQeBo3y71p
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 18, 2018
Trump is at war with everyone that poses a threat to his money, period. He would do anything for money. He would give up the presidency for money. Right now, possible criminal charges could come through the FBI, criminal charges could separate him from his money. Therefore Trump is at war with the FBI.
And, to sum up our national condition:
It’s 11:30pm, and the President is holed up alone at his Florida resort, his wife angry that he cheated on her with porn stars and Playboy models, while he yells at Fox News and tweets batshit conspiracies at the rest of us.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) February 18, 2018
That’s about right, yes.