Donald Trump complained this morning that the media isn’t being nice to his representatives:
It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives. Be nice, you will do much better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2017
This is a remarkable statement coming from a guy whose own resume of insults and put-downs is growing by the day. This is the guy, remember, who has said just about every vile thing a man can about a woman, including “fat pigs,” ”dogs,” ”slobs,” and “disgusting animals.”
The New York Times has been tracking all those rude comments from Trump. The list has swelled from the 250s to the 280s and is now up to 319 people, places, and things.
And Twitter was quick to remind him of his own rudeness when he mocked a reporter for his disability:
Dear 45: No one in the media is as rude as you were when you mocked a reporter with a disability. pic.twitter.com/csBDBtgRuJ
— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) March 13, 2017
After calling the press “enemies of the American people” it is even more astonishing that he can find it in himself to accuse the press of rudeness. Sad!
If there is one person on this planet who has absolutely no right to complain about rudeness, that person is Donald J. Trump.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.