Trump’s Twitter War with LeVar Ball Underlines a Bigger Problem
With all the pressing issues of the day, Donald Trump still finds time to engage in a twitter war with LeVar Ball, father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball. LiAngelo and some of his teammates had been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting while on tour in China. LeVar Ball expressed skepticism about the level of help Trump gave in assisting the basketball players. One has to ask why the president of the United States has such a thin skin that he must respond to every slight or criticism. Why are most of Trump’s targets people of color?
Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
Trumps seems to find plenty of time to engage in twitter wars with people of color but doesn’t ever find the time to call into question the behavior of people like Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer. Trump is engaged in twitter wars with ESPN sportswriter Jemele Hill. He was upset when Hill referred to him as a white supremacist. Hill was upset over comments Trump made during the Charlottesville Neo-Nazi riots when Trump claimed there were “good people on both sides.”
ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
African-American Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson was publicly attacked by Trump after revealing that he made insensitive remarks to Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson. Rep. Wilson claimed that Trump said to Johnson’s widow that, “he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt. Mrs. Johnson backed up the statement made by Rep. Wilson.
This story is not about Mr. Khan, who is all over the place doing interviews, but rather RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM and the U.S. Get smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2016
Who can forget the time Trump attacked a Gold Star family over remarks made at the 2016 DNC Convention? Trump couldn’t stand having his foreign policy criticized, so he launched a bigoted attack against Mr. Khan’s religion. Trump remains silent on acts of terrorism committed by right-wing white men. He remains silent about how to fix the problem of mass shootings. He takes the time to attack any high profile person of color who dares to criticize him. Maybe Jemele Hill is right.