What happens when you piss off the F.B.I., the C.I.A., war veterans, the Media, Mexico, Sweden, Attorney Generals in general, judges, Muslims, scientists, Whitehouse insiders, women, the LGBQT community and freedom lovers around the world?
Get yourself some popcorn. Let’s find out.
Trump has had a big week, again, as usual. He’s fired the Director of the F.B.I. and let the guy find out by watching the news. Low blow Don, where’s the signature ‘You’re fired’ we’ve all come to know and detest?
Remember when Trump really pissed of the former Director of the C.I.A. when he dissed those in the C.I.A. who had lain down their lives in service to American interests overseas? He was like, totally going to show respect in front of the wall of fallen heroes, but he just wanted to tell everyone that his inauguration crowd was bigger than Obama’s, and also the media is fake and not even kidding just had to add “And then they say, ‘Is Donald Trump an intellectual?'” Trump said. “Trust me, I’m like a smart person.”
Like a smart person on Facebook’s post maybe, but unlike a smart person, he says really stupid things, almost constantly.
Like that time he gave the Afghanistan war veteran Alvaro Barrientos a Purple Heart and congratulated him for being injured. The man lost a leg. “Tremendous,” said Trump.
But hey, maybe all this was reported by fake news. You know, those media outlets Trump likes to say are telling lies about him and hurting his poor sore feelings. Like CNN, NBC, ABC, NYTimes, CBS. In fact the only news that doesn’t appear to be fake is Breitbart and his pet Fox, from where he apparently got the news Mexican’s are rapists and Sweden suffered a terror attack. This was after he pissed off Mexico by promising to build a freaking border wall between the two countries, remember when that was the biggest news? Wait till Texas finds out that all the people who do the work are gone and they have to look after their own kids, clean up after themselves and starve (also there are loads of Mexicans that don’t do jobs for under minimum wage, but those are the jobs Texans are going to be really unhappy about having to do themselves).
I know Sally Yates isn’t the first lawyer Trump has pissed off, but she is the one who gets to testify against him in the Russia hearings. Preet Baharara was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, till he was fired by Trump that is. On his twitter account it’s open season on the president. It was hard to choose just one.
Oh who am I kidding, here’s two more. His whole twitter feed is full of it, go check it out.
But it’s not just lawyers Trump likes to anger. Here’s him maligning James Robart, a judge who made the crazy decision to actually uphold the law.
This was of course over the #MuslimBan, which was then referred to as the travel ban, and now isn’t referred to at all because Trump has pissed off so many people since he denied access to America for Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya, seemingly at random, because if it was about terrorism, then where’s Saudi on that list? It’s tempting to think that Trump has a limit on the stupidity of who he will enrage. Would he poke a bear with a stick? Would he call Miss Piggy a porker? Would he place a travel ban on Saudi Arabia, well no, but I’m thinking that’s got more to do with his business interests than his amazing self-control.
Remember when he pissed off the scientists? The scientists for goodness sake! These are the people who are clearly on the correct side of any argument. Mostly because they gathered evidence before they picked a side, and that evidence was peer reviewed, they presented the information in easy to understand graphs, but still Trump thought … yep, I’m going to display the tweet again. ..
And he ordered that information about climate change on the Whitehouse website be taken down. And with that, the Rebel Alliance was formed. The other Rebel Alliance, the one where every group involving scientists in the Whitehouse formed a rouge twitter account to make sure knowledge about climate change didn’t become history.
Oh those scientists were pissed off. As was a Whistleblower who started live tweeting the collapse of the American government.
Other Whitehouse insiders decided they would rather be in on the resistance than be labelled collaborators by history (That was from a Katie Mack tweet. Check out her twitter feed.
The Whitehouse insiders were also unimpressed by the president.
Before he’d even taken office he’d pissed women off. Over the years Trump has said a lot of things about women, it wasn’t just one comment about grabbing women by the pussy, or “nasty woman’ or fat shaming Rosie O’Donnell. Women protested in record numbers when he became president. I know I’m still furious.
The LGBTQ community were pissed off at Trump when his Vice President was announced. Pence’s stance on gay rights is that they shouldn’t have any. Nor protection under the law, nor appropriate bathrooms, nor marriage. I have to agree with the guys holding the rainbow flag, (though to be fair I’m not American, so for me the sign is simply accurate rather than political).
As for freedom lovers everywhere. Let’s hope that’s you, and as the Trump administration grinds us all down, we all find a way to #Resist.
Because what happens when you piss off all those people? Backlash. Accusations of treason for giving Russian officials classified information, protests, resistance movements, useless angry blogs, being sued, and one day, we fervently hope, impeachment and prison.
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Andra Jenkin co-wrote Double-Edged Sword- The Simonne Butler Story, and contributed to New Zealand Anthology of Women’s Comics ‘Three Words.’