It was only a matter of time before President Donald Trump made the recent package bombs mailed to Democratic political figures and media outlets about himself, and he even managed to try and assert that he’s the real victim.
At 2:48 a.m., Trump sent out what sounded like a half-formed tweet:
“Funny how lowly rated CNN and others can criticize.”
That tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with a more expansive and defensive one:
Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, “it’s just not Presidential!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018
Keep in mind that that CNN’s world headquarters in New York City had to be evacuated on Wednesday when a pipe bomb addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan was discovered in the mail room. But in Trump’s mind, CNN is to blame for his being so unpopular and an abject failure as president.
Friday morning on CNN, John Avlon of The Daily Beast noted that Trump “is playing the victim card and he can get armies of trolls and bots to support him, and he plays the victim and it’s fascinating and disturbing.”
CNN host Alisyn Camerota agreed with Avlon, adding:
“What is baffling about that role is that he thinks that being the president is the same as being a cable news pundit. The two are on the same plain for him. He equates those, and that’s just an interesting look at his psyche and how the president can feel so impotent.”
Social media users were also alarmed by Trump’s late-night posting:
Not sure if you saw this but Donald Trump just tweeted (at 3 a.m.) and quickly deleted. Something about “how easy it is for lowly-rated CNN and others to criticize.” Seemed rather depressed. Worrisome, is the first word that comes to mind.
— Manu Perez (@MocJock) October 26, 2018
I didn’t see anyone going wild, or screaming except you and your rally mobs.
— Xtina 325 (@cwisme) October 26, 2018
Nothing funny about any of this, yet gain you choose to mock the bomb threat targets and the American people about domestic terrorism. You’re not only not presidential, you’re also inhumane, and a complete and utter failure as commander in chief since you incite violence daily.
— Derbie (@padme51) October 26, 2018
— DeeMarie (@DeeMariefromSC) October 26, 2018
Poor little Donnie. He desperately wants everyone to love him, but no one ever has and no one ever will.
Featured Image Via YouTube Screenshot