Donald Trump’s ability to deflect facts and disregard his own shortcomings has likely been a primary reason why he has been successful in his business ventures. Unfortunately for Trump, however, those same tactics are practically useless in the office of the president, as the whole world watches and recounts the statements that are made.
In a speech on Monday, the Twitter post below by CBS shows the president shifting blame from his own divisive policies, and placing it, yet again, upon the backs of the Democrats. While recounting his State of the Union address, Trump claims that the lack of enthusiasm and applause from the Democrats side was “like death”, “un-American”, and ventured so far as to agree that it may have been treasonous.
President Trump on Democrats' reaction to the State of the Union: "[Democrats] were like death. And un-American. un-American. Somebody said 'treasonous'…Can we call that treason? Why not?" https://t.co/srFZOAHCMu pic.twitter.com/4fmZoT1Kev
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 5, 2018
Yet, perhaps one should question whether Trump himself understands what the concept and word “treasonous” truly means, as his first year in office has been a blatant definition of possible treason. Attempting to deport immigrants and effectively shutdown the American immigration policy, in and of itself, is a core attack on the nation’s values, and under his terms, could be considered treason. Or perhaps his disregard of minorities and foul language against struggling groups in the country is also an attack on American values, which one can chalk up to treason.
However, nothing screams treason more in the president’s first year than the ongoing discoveries found by special counsel Robert Mueller in identifying the extent to which the Trump campaign interacted and communicated with Russian officials to tamper with the election results. Before Trump decides to so boldly accuse others of treason, it would behoove him to look within his own campaign and understand what being a traitor against your country inherently means.
What would he say if they asked for his birth certificate?
— Christine Brewster ❄️ ☃️❄️⛄❄️ (@rachlarkin) February 5, 2018
Dear sweet, gentle Jesus . What a dick.
— Christine Parra (@Stickever) February 5, 2018
— Tom Wellborn 👓 (@TomWellborn) February 5, 2018
Trump says "Treason!" like a little kid who cries "No fair!" when he means "I don't like it!"
— @brownpam (@brownpam5) February 5, 2018
#TheArtOfTheDeflection pointing fingers at everyone else when the label applies to him
— Melissa Mermaid 🌀 (@MelissaMermaid) February 5, 2018
— Arabs For Bernie (@ArabsForBernie) February 5, 2018
Seriously, why can’t we call this treason? Uh, because it’s not, at all, in any way, treasonous.
But a conspiracy with a hostile foreign power to impact a foreign collection may be. Also, while not treason, obstructing justice is illegal. But not clapping, nope. That’s legal.
— Nick Thompson (@VeblensBeard1) February 5, 2018
The President of the United States calling fellow American's traitors.
If that ain't incitement to violence I don't know what is.#Resist
— On The Case Man (@OnTheCaseMan) February 5, 2018
No we cannot call it treasonous. Trump will now start using this word toward anyone who doesn’t agree with him, and the Trumpites will follow along. The more he says it, the more it became mes believable. Once again, this is not normal.
— Jan Girando (@jgirando) February 5, 2018
He's seriously beginning to sound like a third world dictator. Stock market falling to ten-year low, black unemployment down to Bush 2006 levels, being investigated for conspiracy and obstruction, and he's worried about Democrats not clapping for him?
— Theuresa Maven (@theuresamaven) February 5, 2018
The man committing treason doesn't know the definition of treason.
— Alex Arthur (@TwcArthur) February 5, 2018
Just like a good authoritarian would, say.
— Lenny Smyth (@CaptFancyPantz) February 5, 2018
I usually never ever respond to any of this mess but what the F$$k. Where did that come from, please we all need to pray for this man called our president. I personally pray for him daily. Help us Father God we truly need you.
— Inge (@Ingeaaa) February 5, 2018
Look at the 8 previous SOTU. THOSE REPUBLICANS WERE DEAD.
— JBFletcher (@JBFletcher44) February 5, 2018
He becomes more and more pathetic every day. Such an embarrassment to watch.
— Jeremy C. Shipp🎃 (@JeremyCShipp) February 5, 2018
— Watch Dog (@Usefulnotes_) February 5, 2018
We call trump a dictator, Republicans stand for trump, Democrats stand for the people of the United State of America
— Olga (@Olgago1101) February 5, 2018
Trumps state of the union was among the lowest in ratings. The president even needs to lie about something so petty.
— Ben Alps (@ben_alps) February 5, 2018
If Dems were "treasonous," what about the Republicans who sat on their hands when Obama gave his SOTUS? Plus, one guy even called out and said, "not true." Is that treason??
— Louise Kimmich (@KimmichLouise) February 5, 2018
— BaconStriznips (@JaredIRoybal) February 5, 2018
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