Saturday morning the Twitterverse woke up to what I like to call a “Trump Twitter Tantrum”
Here… You can read it for yourself.
(I really enjoy that typo in the last one, but I digress.)
The media’s response to this has pretty much been:
Ok… I’m paraphrasing
So let’s break the history of this down a bit.. Come on it’s fun… And maybe trying to make some sense of the last few months madness will help me stay sane.
First let’s time travel back to November…
You know, back when Trump’s camp denied ANY contact between members of Trumps campaign and Russia.
ABC News-Russia eyes better ties with Trump; Says contacts underway 👀
Ok… Seems pretty straight forward… No communication means they didn’t have contact…
oh wait… I forgot… Nothing is straight forward when it comes to Trump and his ragged crew of misfits…
On January 10th, 2017 The entire world was rocked by the Russian Dossier Scandal. Or as some may prefer to call the Golden Showers Scandal. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day I saw that #GoldenShowers was trending number one on Twitter. I laughed. I cried. I marveled at the hypocrisy…
BuzzFeed- Golden Showers Article
There were a lot of allegations in that infamous dossier. The most notorious of which is essentially sensational click bait, but many of which merit serious investigation
Guardian – Russian Trump Dossier rings frighteningly true.
And it seems to bear mentioning that the ex CIA agent Christoper Steele felt compelled to flee for his life, after it came out that he complied the dossier.
Daily Mail – Ex M16 Spy Flees Home Fearing Life
I really hope the cat is doing ok.
As of March 2,2017
he’s still on the run. In fact if you see him, could you tell him that the US Senate is looking for him?
NYDailyNews-Senate wants Steele to Testify on Dossier
This is what a spy looks like. 😎
Donald of course had a very well thought out, and eloquently executed reply. 🙄
And then proceeded to Call CNN Fake news at his first press conference as President Elect On January 11, 2017
New York Times Video – Trump Calls CNN Fake News
This is actually the new defining moment of what “Fake News” actually meant. We may not have known it at the time but this is when Fake News became anything that
- Trump didn’t want to hear.
- Or that Trump didn’t want us to hear.
From the very first moment of Trumps Presidency they started claiming Fake News.
- Trumps inaugural crowd being small than Obama’s? FAKE NEWS!
VOX- Trump supporters claim inauguration photo fake newsI’m sure ya’ll remember the contentious photograph that started the whole thing.
On January 22, 2017 the world was rocked by Miss Kelly Ann Conway introducing us to the cutting edge concept of “Alternative Facts”
Kelly Ann Conway on Meet the Press
On January 27, 2017 Trump unveiled his Muslim Ban… I mean… Travel Ban.
CNN – Trump Travel Ban: What You Need to Know.
Trump looking all Executive like.
So on Febuary 3, 2017 Miss Conway decided to up the anti, and come up with some alternative facts of her own. Despite the fact that it never happened. No one is going to forget The Bowling Green Massacre
WP – Kelly Ann Conway Bowling Green Massacre
Things started really heating up on Febuary 13, 2017 when the nation received an early Valentine’s Day gift and Trumps National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was forced to to resign.
NYT – Flynn Resigns
Or was he fired? It’s hard to keep the stories straight with this administration. 🤔
Article- The White Hoises rapidly shifting story on Flynn
Either way, it’s clear that Flynn discussed the sanctions.
WP-Flynn discussed sanctions, dispite denial.
And he was having contact with Kislyak before the November 8th election.
Flynn didn’t just lie to the American people about whether he spoke to Russian officials regarding the sanctions imposed by Obama. Apparently he lied to Vice President Pence as well. This apparently was the straw that broke the camels back.
Politico – Pence was told Flynn didn’t discuss sanctions.
NYT – Flynn is said to have talked to Russians about Sanctions before Trump took Office.
So we all said Good Bye to Michael Flynn. 👋🏻 But it seemed that Trump was more concerned with the leaks than with Flynn departure.
What leaks you wonder? Oh you know. The News is Fake, but the leaks are real leaks. (I’m pretty sure this is an example of an Alternatve fact) But Trump’s been really upset about all the leaks since Flynn Resigned.
We’ll get back to these pesky leaks…
Trump and his camp were not happy with the media breaking this story. Trump’s minions were not able to control the conversation the way they had only a week or so before.
So on February 16, 2017 Trump held his own press conference. Theoretically this press conference was to name his new labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta. But Acosta was not present, and much of the press conference was spent on Trump criticizing the media, and complaining about the leaks.
Many called Trumps first solo press conference “surreal” I am inclined to agree…
Zero Hedge – Surreal Press Conference
By the next day, February 17, 2017 Trump upped the anti on the “FAKE NEWS” accusations. And declared the mainstream media the enemy of the American people… In a Tweet of course. 😒
So what happened then? Well Trump did what any self respecting freshly inaugurated, (less than a month in office) would do… He held a campaign rally….
On February 18, 2017 Trump went to down to Melbourne Florida, and proceeded to gaslight himself into believing that he was beloved by the people… You know if the people are handpicked supporters to attend his “Private Rally”
There were many articles written on this, I wrote another blog post regarding the Sweden Incident he brought up here. But I find this one the most compelling. It contains a first hand Facebook account by a local pastor who attended the event named Joel Tooley. He is a Lead Pastor at Melbourne First Church of the Nazarene, and I have included the screen shots from his personal Facebook here, so you can read his first hand account yourself.
WP – ‘Demonic Activity Palpable’ at Trump Campaing Rally pastor says.
Meanwhile Republican Senators and Congressmen were being bombarded by angry voters accross the country at town hall meetings.
CNN – Town Halls Demands
There are so many videoes from these town all meetings. But I this woman yelling at Mitch McConnell is still my favorite.
Trump response? Well… I’ll just show you the tweet. (It’s easier)
Unfortunately it appears that the answer to that question above seems to be. No… No he doesn’t.
You can read my Blog Post:Yes… The Resistance is Organized for more of my thoughts on all of this.
But no time to dwell on angry town hall meetings right now. Because Trump wasted no time in deliver dealt his next blow in his attack on out Free Press
In Febuary 24, 2017 Sean Spicer hosted a News “gaggle” In which several notable Press agencies were not invited. These include.
- The New York Times
- Los Angeles Times
- & The BBC
Cameras were not allowed at this Gaggle, but this article contains a full audio recording of what was discussed.
WP-New York Times and Others Barred from White House Briefing
It is pretty clear that the organization not invites were the ones who were aggressively addressing Trumps’s Russian connections.
Shareblue: Every outlet banned is chasing stories in Trump Russia ties
They tell reporters at this gaggle that the FBI have refuted parts of their reports. But the FBI have made no such official statement.
CNN – FBI refused white household to knock down recent Trump stories
Hmmmm… This dang Russian thing just won’t go away…. 🤔
On February 26, 2017 Spicer shook down his own staff’ phones, reportedly looking for leaks.
Politico- Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown
And on Febuary 27, 2017 Even President Bush had something to say about the whole Trump Russia thing. Saying that we all deserve answers. I never thought I’d feel nostalgic about “Ole W” But I appreciated him taking that public stance.
George Takei offered these apt words on the subject.
Business Insider – President Bush Speaks Out
On Febuary 28, 2017 Trump gave his most presidential speech yet at his first Presidential Address to Congress.
He even brought out a grieving widow. In what could be interpreted as a contrived and manipulated way to use someone grief to your advantage. I almost included a photo of said widow, but decided against it. Her grief was authentic, and I’m very sorry for her loss.
NYT – Full Congressional Speech Transcript & Video
However, this shining Presidential moment did not prevent this Sessions headline from breaking on March 1, 2017
While Session maintains that he did nothing wrong, he recused himself from all investigations relating to the 2016 presidential campaign by March 2, 2017.
WP – Sessions Puzzling Press Conference
Trumps response (via Twitter of course) was calm, reasonable, and on point, as always.
Dang… Those Damn leaks… Again!!!
Those leaks are telling the media something that is actually kinda obvious if you keep up with the mans twitter feed.
Trump’s pissed off. Or as this report to aptly put it. “He went ballistic”
ABC- Trump Flashes Anger at Sessions Reccusal & ongoing Russian Stories
Which brings us full circle to the Twitter Tantrum of March 4, 2017… I’m going to continue this discussion in my next blog post. But now you’re up to date.
(To be continued…)