Thursday, May 31, 2018

It’s Not About You

Via the Washington Post:

Trump, who has personally congratulated Barr on the initial success of “Roseanne,” finally weighed in on the rapidly unfolding controversy Wednesday. Trump questioned why the head of ABC parent company Disney had called Valerie Jarrett — the target of Barr’s racist comments — to apologize, when he hadn’t received similar treatment.

“Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr,” Trump tweeted. “Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”

The sign of a truly immature and undeveloped personality is that no matter what the situation — in this case a racist getting her due comeuppance — it always comes down to “Hey, but what about ME?”  He was even able to take a solemn occasion such as Memorial Day and make it all about him.  (By the way, saying “Happy Memorial Day!” is like saying “Happy Good Friday!” or “Happy Yom Kippur!”  It’s supposed to be a day of reflection, not celebration.)

But if Trump really wants to bring up how being president makes you a target of HORRIBLE statements, perhaps he ought to look in the mirror at the things he’s said or tweeted over the years about his predecessor, starting with the whole birtherism number and going on to the “spying” on him during the campaign.  Or perhaps he’s forgotten the entire chorus of banshee calls from the right-wing nutsery about the Clintons and the Obamas.

Roseanne can blame it on the Ambien (which is a bullshit excuse), but in the case of Trump, it’s just the fact he’s never gotten past the level of kindergarten schoolyard behavior.

2 barks and woofs on “It’s Not About You

  1. Is it possible that those people who still wear MAGA hats don’t see this behavior as an embarrassment as the rest of us do? How can they not shrink from this silly but dangerously egocentric man? The blindness of love? Really?

    • I believe a lot of it has to do with the inability to acknowledge they were that wrong in voting for the man-child. The disgruntled tRump voters you hear about are ones who were directly affected by this (mal)administration’s policies, like deporting their husband or the proposed border wall cutting off half their property. Kinda like Repub politicians changing their mind about LGBT issues after their son comes out…

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