We think it's safe to say that Trump does a lot of dumb things. Regardless of your politics, he makes mistakes like all the time. He constantly lies and contradicts himself and mocks people who aren't like him. Sometimes he tweets about the wrong mass shooting or uses racial slurs. The guy is a walking bundle of narcissism, pathological falsehoods, and unprecedented unawareness about how he comes across to people. It would be amazing to watch Donald Trump move through the world if he didn't wield any real power and couldn't destroy centuries of democracy-building work.
In the first two-thirds of December alone, Trump has made some of his most iconic mistakes, like when he drank water with two hands like a toddler.
Trump just used both of his hands to awkwardly drink water again https://t.co/A3W9PPl2rq— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1513624394.0
Mere days before the Drinking Water Disaster, Trump used a tragic train derailment in Washington State to push his political agenda:It was only after he politicized a tragedy that he sent his "thoughts and prayers" tweet. Whatta guy.
But we're not remotely done yet!
.@realDonaldTrump claims he 'never met' accusers like PEOPLE's Natasha Stoynoff, but we have the photo… https://t.co/Aoh8VeBfVx— People (@People)1513107861.0
We're just warming up, people! Remember when Trump gave a speech and everyone thought he was literally dying?
First 30 seconds of Trump’s speech today vs. last 30 seconds. Some serious speech slurring going on. Is he on dr… https://t.co/B7AN5AkpYN— Millennial Politics (@Millennial Politics)1512617216.0
Oh yeah, and then there was that moment when Donald Trump admitted to a crime via tweet:The man is an unstoppable force! Of grave errors! That's right: Way back in the day, two-and-a-half-weeks ago, Trump sent out a tweet that said, "I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI." If Trump fired Flynn knowing that he lied to the FBI, that would be obstruction of justice. Trump's constant stream of f***ups means that even this insane admission of guilt got swept under the rug. And Trump returned on Wednesday with another ridiculous moment to add to the pile...
Back in June, Congressman Steve Scalise was shot in the hip at a baseball practice in Virginia. He's slowly recovering from his life-threatening and traumatizing injuries, so obviously Trump thought it'd be a good idea to point out that getting shot helped Scalise lose a lot of weight.
Pres. Trump: "Steve Scalise, he's braver than all of us...He had a rougher year than most of us. But—that's a hell… https://t.co/LypKYMeaGg— ABC News Politics (@ABC News Politics)1513801114.0
Reporter for the Washington Post, Paul Kane, offered a somewhat sort of explanation for why Trump could have possibly thought that was an appropriate joke to make:
This is a joke/remark that Scalise has made privately. I bet he's made it to Trump, but without much of a filter, T… https://t.co/2k3RqxtlEB— Paul Kane (@Paul Kane)1513801151.0
But it was more than just an awkward joke for many. Trump joked about getting shot while making it easier for people to get guns and commit atrocities like the Vegas shooting, which happened mere months ago.
600 people were shot in Vegas 10 weeks ago. Republicans said they'd look at banning bump stocks. Instead they gave… https://t.co/RE5Dzi4HYI— Zeddy (@Zeddy)1513801273.0
Oh yeah, there are also a bunch of other relevant social and economic issues tied to Steve Scalise's incident that we definitely shouldn't be joking about:
Anyway, super glad that Steve Scalise's tax paid, best in the world medical care got him healthy enough to help scr… https://t.co/fpnGfHdey1— Zeddy (@Zeddy)1513801454.0
@CBSNews Our president is an asshole.— Michele Boyd (@Michele Boyd)1513814340.0