President Donald Trump spent Friday walking back his post-midnight “thugs” tweet about Minneapolis protesters that added to outrage over the police killing of a black man.
Trump’s later repeated condemnation of the killing and outreach to the man’s family was a marked change in tone from his earlier comments that also invoked a civil-rights-era phrase fraught with racist overtones.
“When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” Trump had written in a tweet that was quickly flagged by Twitter as violating rules against “glorifying violence.” Trump later said his comments had been misconstrued. “Frankly it means when there’s looting, people get shot and they die,” he said.
The child bully shows true form when challenged by the possible loss of votes or undue bad news coverage. Bullies all act the same way. Push until challenged then back off and make excuses.
We have a child bully occupying the White House and no one in power has the balls to do anything about it. While this post is about our resident child, the real message is to all the so-called Senators and Representatives that forget who put them in these positions of power.