Thursday, February 9, 2017

Day 20, Year 01 Trumpland: Bullying

It enrages me to see a man elected to office make personal attacks via Twitter. If Lil' Donald has an issue with someone, he should be saying to them in person. He's nothing but a bully.

Businesses are not safe from Tweet storms. The Washington Post reported in December that: "Shares of stock in aircraft manufacturer Boeing fell nearly $2 a share before markets opened on Tuesday," following this tweet from Lil' Donald:
Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!
Realize that wasn't the whole story. Lil' Donald talked big about saving money during his campaign as he compared his plane to Air Force One, and called the presidential a "step-down." I suspect the facets aren't gold plated. However, according to WaPo:
Once Trump received a Secret Service detail, the agency paid $1.6 million for its agents to travel with him -- money that went to TAG Air, a company owned by Trump.
Turns out Trump's tweet was a tantrum:
As it turns out, though, the Trump tweet may not have been unprompted. CNN's Jake Tapper noted on Twitter that shortly before the tweet (which was posted at 8:52 a.m. Eastern) the Chicago Tribune posted an article quoting the company's CEO, Dennis Muilenberg. (The comments were made at a speech on Friday, not in an interview with the Tribune, as this article originally indicated.)
Yesterday's attack on Nordstrom didn't affect their profits, however. Likely due to boycotts of Ivanka's products, sales are down and Nordstrom announced they were no longer carrying her products. Given the conflict of interest, I applaud that decision. Lil' Donald was offended, and attacked Norstrom on twitter:
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!
Neiman Marcus recently stopped selling Ivanka's products on its website. While products are still in the store, TJMaxx has removed all special promotions signs. So more businesses are pushing back.

Last week he attacked Chuck Schumer for "fake tears." Today he's attacked Richard Blumenthal, who made his mistake public in 2010 and apologized, because he didn't like what the senator said about the supreme court pick.

States are also attempting to push back. We all know about battles with immigration and sanctuary cities. Now South Carolina has refused to pay for cleaning up Lil' Donald's mess. He had a shady deal with his son to take over a company that requires environmental clean up, claimed he didn't know the person who created the problem, and requested SC to foot the bill.

Lil' Donald's wife isn't any better. The first lady hasn't taken her battles to twitter, but to court:
Melania, filed a libel lawsuit that described her “multiyear term” as “one of the most photographed women in the world” — an apparent reference to her status as a candidate’s wife and now first lady — as a lucrative business opportunity. And Mr. Spicer, the White House spokesman, has urged people to visit the Trump International Hotel in Washington, which opened late last year.
Holy shit is it ever going to be a long four years.

No comments:

Post a Comment