The President’s master-trolling display before Thanksgiving plunged us squarely into Bizarro World Ethics territory. I cannot imagine any previous President of the United States pulling a public stunt even close to as juvenile and silly as tweeting the photo above out to his followers and, inevitably, the world. I can’t imagine another President even considering it. The leader of the free world, the dignified occupant of the White House, the leader and role model of millions just doesn’t do something like that. He just…just..doesn’t, that’s all!
Yet there it was , just before 11:00 am on November 27. And like so many other seemingly vulgar and impetuous acts and statements that President Trump has authored, the deranged foes of the President managed to make it look like a brilliant stratagem. First the Washington Post—surely there must be some perceptive people working there, wouldn’t you think?—sent out this hurrumphing tweet:
And “unclear why”!!! Unclear why? How bone-headedly biased does someone have to be to not understand why Trump would tweet out a photo of himself as “Rocky” (in “Rocky 3”, to be accurate)? Has anyone on the Post staff seen “Rocky,” or is so stuffed with culturally ignorant naifs whose idea of an ancient inspirational movie is the ten-year-old “The Blind Side” that “Rocky” (1976) and its descendants are buried in their “Irrelevant films my grandparents watched” files?
For the pop-culture and film-icon obtuse, Rocky was a lightly-regarded outsider underdog who persevered when everyone mocked him, and ultimately defeated one brutal, arrogant adversary after another. Of course Trump feels like Rocky: the latest plot to overthrow him is doomed to fail, and increasingly looks like it is increasing his support while making the Democrats’ chances of losing big in 2020 more likely. Anyone who can’t figure that out is so deep in the anti-Trump bubble that they are incapable of competent analysis. Why would anyone trust these people?
Then “Team Trump,” the Trump-Pence Campaign, went trolling for more fools from the Alliance of Unethical Conduct (AUC), the Democratic Party/”resistance”/ mainstream media collective that has dedicated itself to bring down the elected President by any means necessary, denying on Twitter that the Rocky/Trump photo was “doctored,” and facetiously claiming there was “no evidence.” Now that’s funny, and since we are now in Bizarro World, I salute whoever came up with it. It’s a deliberate Jumbo (“Elephant? What elephant?”), and sure enough, the ridiculous hyper-progressive Trump-hating journalist Tommie Christopher, who frequently pollutes Mediaite with his extreme bias, fell for it:
Incredible. Just incredible.
Meanwhile, over at Newsweek, they sent out this:
Oops. The President was in Afghanistan, visiting the troops.
Never mind: CNN’s Jake Tapper, now apparently thoroughly corrupted by the CNN culture, found fault with that, too.
Imagine, it took Trump 18 years to visit the troops in Afghanistan, the lazy scum. And he was President all that time!
For the record, Barack Obama didn’t visit the troops there until 2014, his sixth year in office. Oddly, Jake had no complaints.