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Trump squeezes in early morning meltdown before heading to Vietnam

Instead of preparing for his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump spent Monday morning rage-tweeting about asinine topics.

By Emily Singer - February 25, 2019
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Trump spent his Monday morning firing off inane tweets, because it’s not like he has anything better to do, such as prepare for an important meeting with one of the world’s most dangerous and reclusive dictators.

In fact, Trump rattled off six tweets before 8 a.m., on everything from Spike Lee’s Academy Awards acceptance speech, to a lie about former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

This came ahead of Trump’s noon departure from the White House en route to Vietnam, where he’ll hold a summit to try to convince Kim to denuclearize.

The first tweet came at 6:32 a.m., about Trump’s fake “emergency” he declared at the U.S.-Mexico border — which House Democrats will try to repeal this week.

Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted about Lee’s acceptance speech, in which Lee urged the country to “mobilize” ahead of the 2020 election.

“Let’s all be on the right side of history,” Lee said Sunday night when accepting the Oscar for best adapted screenplay. “Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there.”

Trump ludicrously claimed Lee’s acceptance speech was a “racist” attack against him.

“Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!” Trump tweeted.

We’re not sure what’s “racist” about Lee’s tame speech. Talk about a complex …

And the tweets didn’t stop there.

Trump went on to urge OPEC to lower oil prices and tout his breakfast meeting with Republican governors before his trip to Vietnam to meet with Kim, who he insisted will make a “wise decision” to denuclearize after meeting with Trump.

But wait, there’s more!

Trump then had to fire back at Reid, who told CNN that he wishes former President George W. Bush — whom Reid loudly criticized during the Bush presidency — were president over Trump “every day.”

That obviously hurt Trump’s feelings, because he went on to tweet a lie about Reid after the interview was published.

“Former Senator Harry Reid (he got thrown out) is working hard to put a good spin on his failed career,” Trump tweeted. “He led through lies and deception, only to be replaced by another beauty, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer. Some things just never change!”

Of course, Reid — who is currently battling pancreatic cancer — didn’t get “thrown out.” He retired rather than run for re-election in 2016.

Lastly, Trump tweeted what seemed to be a warning to Senate Republicans, who will be forced to vote on whether to revoke Trump’s emergency declaration — which Trump announced because he was mad Congress didn’t give him the funding for his stupid wall.

“I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security,” Trump tweeted. “Without strong Borders, we don’t have a Country – and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and smart, don’t fall into the Democrats ‘trap’ of Open Borders and Crime!”

Trump’s aides, who already fear Trump is going to do something stupid in the meeting, must be even more worried now that it’s clear Trump is spending his time doing anything but prep for the North Korea summit.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.


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