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Monday, December 09, 2019

#EndorseThis: Trump Attacks! On Twitter! Again And Again And Again…!

If you ever wonder how Trump could have achieved so little in eleven months as president, consider how he spends his time: playing golf at his own resort hotels; watching Fox News (and CNN, although he hates to admit it); eating McDonald’s cheeseburgers; guzzling Diet Cokes; and yes, tweeting madly. Much of what the president writes on Twitter are attacks on his fellow Americans, our overseas allies, and random irritants.

Nobody is too small to warrant a Trump attack and of course nothing is ever beneath his dignity, which doesn’t exist.

Now Stephen Colbert’s staff at the Late Show has kindly compiled a year-end greatest hits of Trump 2017 attack tweets. You think you’ve gotten jaded, but the list is still pretty astonishing.

 

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