Trump has been making people realize that he’s an actually a petulant child in an ugly Orange Man costume, and his tweets have been one of the most revelatory parts of this process. He really shows his cards, and we can use them as an organizing tool to build strong coalitions against him! (For a brilliant article on progressive organizing against Trump, read this.)
He’s got all sorts of pathetic passive aggressive ways of addressing people on big occasions. And today was no different. Trump continued his annual tradition of using holidays and somber occasions (like Thanksgiving and, uh, September 11th) as a platform to take cheap shots at his critics and his detractors this morning when he decided to use his second holiday address to the nation as President as a platform to taunt the American people and to label the 65 million Americans that voted against him as his “enemies.”
So much for bringing the country together, eh, Cheeto-in-Chief? He tweeted “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!” Can you even fathom something more passive-aggressive and pathetic?
Calling Americans “enemies” as the President-elect is really quite a startling and bad thing. It’s clear at this point that expecting any other kind of behavior from our Insecure-Child-In-Chief is a waste of time. We must steel ourselves for the coming future and resolve this year to not give an inch to Trump and the Republican scourge. Will you start your New Year by taking this call to action against Trump?