The master of projection has managed to totally freak out reality once again, as Donald Trump tweeted on this day in 2012, “Be careful of an Obama “bomb” to win election! Would be a horrible thing to do.”
Be careful of an Obama "bomb" to win election! Would be a horrible thing to do.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2012
This wasn’t something that Trump thought about and kept to himself. He tweeted about it for the world to see years before he inspired the man who tried to assassinate Democrats to action. The thought process of violence leading to a desired political outcome is nothing new for Trump. It’s the way that he is wired. The rhetoric has only escalated, but the mentality was in place long before he reached the White House.
Trump hasn’t managed to convey an ounce of sincere sympathy, let alone regret for his own language and criminalizing of his political opponents.
Trump read some words about peace and love today that sounded more like a kidnapping victim saying untrue things under duress than a President leading a nation.
The only time we got any real emotion was when Trump worried that the focus on the bombs sent to his political opponents by a Trump supporter and registered Republican might have a negative impact on his party in the midterms.
Trump didn’t send these bombs, but he planted a seed in his supporters that bombs win elections, along with spending every single day painting his opponents out as people who are getting away with illegal acts and need to be stopped. This kind of rhetoric is usually the fringe of a political party, not the leader and certainly not the president.
For those Trump supporters who think Trump might be losing it, nope. He was always this way. In fact, on this day in 2012, he was rabidly tweeting about Obama’s birth certificate, his big Obama surprise, Obama’s passport, raging about Obama’s lack of transparency (ironic from the man who still hasn’t released his tax returns and can’t seem to read a birth certificate), nattering on about a promise to give money to charity (we know how how empty those promises are) and how much – brace yourselves for irony impact – Obama lied. Trump, of course, has lied 3084 times as of October 23, as President alone, and he has only been in office for two years.
Whatever Trump’s issues are, he spends his days mired in projection. So he accused Obama of something Obama would obviously never do, would never need to do. Where does Trump come up with these conspiracies?
In his mind, a bomb would be a winner for an election. This kind of thinking demonstrates why Trump is so unfit to lead the free world. A bomb is an act of terrorism, meant to have a political outcome. It should not be even mentioned as a political ploy by the President of the United States, even if he said it before he was President- the character issue never fades.
The rest of Trump’s day on Twitter in 2012:
Oct 26, 2012 03:32:11 PM “Donald Trump Tells @theblaze About His Obama Announcement: PASSPORT APPLICATIONS TELL YOU A LOT” http://t.co/fASvk6gF by @BillyHallowell [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 03:28:00 PM Watch Obama’s favorability numbers drop even further if he doesn’t accept my charitable offer. No one approves (cont) http://t.co/9TTwQFlI [TwitLonger Beta]
Oct 26, 2012 03:26:08 PM If Obama doesn’t accept my offer to be fully transparent, what will he say? [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 03:23:34 PM If my offer is refused, every undecided OH voter will be fully aware that Obama denied $5M to charity all because he is hiding something! [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 03:21:41 PM Barack Obama has everything to gain. Why would anyone ever deny $5M to charity? [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 03:06:38 PM “Donald Trump Defends His “Big” Obama Bombshell: ‘It’s Not a Publicity Stunt'” http://t.co/KY2wgyz4 via @eonline [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 02:55:17 PM I have decided to add a caveat to my offer. Obama can’t decide to send my $5M to Rev. Wright if he releases his records. [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 02:50:53 PM Where’s the transparency? Despite Obama’s denial @sfchronicle stands by report he just talked with Jeremiah Wright. [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 02:15:55 PM Pretty audacious for Obama to call @MittRomney a BSer when he has lied about so much we don’t have room to write. [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 01:52:49 PM By the way, where is @Oprah? Good question. 4 years ago she strongly supported Obama–now she is silent. Anyway, who cares, I adore Oprah. [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 01:45:58 PM Obama is about to destroy the mililtary through the sequester. The Middle East is a mess. Yet Colin Powell still endorses him. Wonder why? [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 01:36:57 PM Be careful of an Obama “bomb” to win election! Would be a horrible thing to do. [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 01:35:34 PM The election is still close but trending toward @MittRomney. He leads all national polls and Obama’s likeability is imploding. VOTE! [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 11:28:04 AM One of my many Twitter followers suggested Obama should take my offer & give $1,250,000 to each family of the four… http://t.co/TMPHmSy7 [Facebook]
Oct 26, 2012 10:53:22 AM Watch me explain on the @Late_Show how my charitable offer to Obama changes the election and is about transparency http://t.co/UblNbPat [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 10:48:31 AM A clip from last night’s @Late_Show where I detail my charitable offer to Obama and Dave describes his terrible grades http://t.co/02ABDshA [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 09:46:54 AM @LianneOnLife I love the Wounded Warriors–Obama should choose that as his $5M charity. [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 09:05:28 AM Based on the ovation last night from the Letterman @Late_Show audience, I believe it will be hard for Obama to throw $5M down the drain…. [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 08:57:14 AM Lots of response that Obama should give the $5M to the families of our great heroes who were murdered in Benghazi. [Twitter Web Client]
Oct 26, 2012 08:55:39 AM Letterman @Late_Show was great last night. I had a lot of fun. You could see his audience really wanted Obama to take the $ for charity. [Twitter Web Client]
This is your President. This is your President on whatever it is that makes his brain unable to cope with reality.
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