America used to be a well-respected country before Donald Trump started rotting out the White House and ruining our reputation. As the POTUS is no longer regarded as the leader of the free world and other countries are very obviously progressing without us, it’s sad to see that Trump is making no moves to correct a situation that he alone is responsible for.
Instead, he’s bingeing on Fox News conspiracies, which was exactly how he kicked off his week this morning. His obsession with the inaccurate, conservative network has gotten so out of hand that Trump is pretty much using Fox Hosts and its commentators as his advisors (did you know that he talks to Fox Host Sean Hannity every night before bed?).
Believing and taking advice from Fox News obviously has some very serious consequences, and that was evident this morning. Just a few hours ago, Trump unleashed a ridiculous Twitter tantrum, tweeting seven times in one hour. Three of those tweets — which took Trump 20 minutes to write — comprised a quote from Dan Bongino, a 3-time failed GOP candidate for Congress and one of the NRA’s loudest mouthpieces on television.
It’s quite disgusting that Trump would quote an NRA spokesperson just a few days after yet another school shooting. Regardless of how insensitive a Bongino quote would be, Trump used it to lash out at former CIA Director John Brennan and the FBI, whining about a “political hit job” against him:
Bongino’s conspiracy theory basically says that Brennan was behind the Russian probe. Bongino has even claimed that the probe is “phony”, even though much of the Russian dossier has been proven true. Riddled with lies and misinformation, it’s easy to see why Trump would love this quote and share it, adding his own weird capitalizations.
As we’re all wondering what Trump does with his “executive time,” Media Matters’ Matthew Gertz saw Trump’s tweet, and then realized that Bongino had just appeared on Fox & Friends. Gertz put Trump on blast for watching tv instead of working:
Who pulls the quotes for presidential live-tweeting?
Left, Fox & Friends, 6:36 am
Right, Trump, 7:53 am pic.twitter.com/88u51iP3OA
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 21, 2018
Here’s the segment Trump was watching, posted by Fox:
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 21, 2018
The Twitter responses alone point out just how bizarre this is:
I don’t know how America will ever recover from having such an idiot in the White House.
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