President Donald Trump is all about getting revenge. That’s literally something he has practiced since day one of his administration. And it’s why people are laughing at him after he hypocritically called for rejecting political revenge during the State of the Union on Tuesday night.
The State of the Union address finally arrives a week after it had been originally scheduled. The speech had to be canceled due to the government shutdown, and so, here we are.
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Desperate and hypocritical as usual, Trump attempted to deliver a speech focused on talking about compromise, cooperation and unity, which are all things that Trump has never been interested in since he took office, preferring to throw temper tantrums, make demands and act like a bully in order to get his way.
During the speech, Trump called for rejecting “the politics of revenge” and also called for rejecting resistance:
“We can make our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith deeper and our Middle Class bigger and more prosperous than ever before,“ Trump said. “But we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good. We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction. Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness.”
Here’s the video via YouTube.
This is a man who has spent most of his time in office doing nothing but trying to take revenge on anyone who criticizes him or tells him no.
For instance, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked Trump to delay the SOTU until after the shutdown, Trump retaliated by cancelling her trip to visit the troops overseas.
Trump also retaliated against our allies by slapping more tariffs against them after they enacted retaliatory tariffs against us following his steel and aluminum tariffs.
Other targets of Trump’s obsession with getting revenge include the FBI, the Justice Department, the intelligence community, California, Judge Gonzalo Curiel, Khizr and Ghazala Khan, former President Barack Obama, the late Senator John McCain, CNN, Megan Kelly, Hillary Clinton and more as listed by Mother Jones.
Yet, Trump has the gall to call for rejecting the “politics of revenge.” And with that, the whole nation replied at once, “You first.”
Twitter users nailed Trump’s hypocrisy:
Trump said in SOTU, “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.”
Trump also proudly seeks revenge and retribution on his political foes daily and considers himself a prized counter-puncher.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) February 6, 2019
— Darkest.Timeline (@DarkestTime____) February 6, 2019
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) February 6, 2019
Trump has been about the politics of revenge and retribution his entire life, this “unity” and “nobility” speech rings hollow – especially when he juts out his chin like Mussolini. #SOTU His facial expressions speak louder than his words.
— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat) February 6, 2019
“We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution.” – Donald Trump
Fact Check: Donald Trump has not shown any commitment to this during his entire presidency #SOTU
— Zach Stafford (@ZachStafford) February 6, 2019
— MomsRising (@MomsRising) February 6, 2019
Did Donald Trump just say to reject the politics of revenge? I took a drink of water just to fuel a spit-take for that one. #SOTU
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February 6, 2019
Pelosi was certainly amused:
Trump: “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution”
— 𝔼𝕞 👾 (@empinto) February 6, 2019
Now if only Trump would practice what he preaches he’d actually have a minuscule amount of credibility. But we all know that isn’t going to happen. Trump is a pretend president who is merely pretending to care about country and compromise. The major television networks would have been better off airing new episodes of their hit shows. At least that fiction is more believable and entertaining.
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