Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday with a message that the country has been divided too long.
For many years our country has been divided, angry and untrusting. Many say it will never change, the hatred is too deep. IT WILL CHANGE!!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
A valid sentiment, perhaps, but not when coming from the man who has been most responsible for much of the recent division, anger, and mistrust. And Twitter was quick to call him on it.
— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) January 15, 2017
I would love to see it change, @realDonaldTrump, but you have to admit you have helped fan the flames of hate.
– Founder, @TheOfficialPORP
— David G. McAfee (@DavidGMcAfee) January 15, 2017
The president who would be God-Emperor didn’t offer any follow-up tweets explaining how he will work to affect the change. IT WILL CHANGE, DAMMIT!! BECAUSE I SAID SO!!!!!!!! is the sum-total of the plan to date.
Apparently Trump’s plan to bring the country together is along the same lines as his plan to get his supporters to stop committing hate crimes. Remember that? “Stop it,” was the command “Daddy” issued in that case. And then he moved on, back to his favorite subject — himself. So what should we look forward to now in the wake of this pronouncement? Is Trump going to ask everyone to link arms and sing “Kum-Bah-Ya” at the inauguration?
I keep coming back to what former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan said about Trump a few weeks ago. His advice was: don’t listen to Trump’s words (or tweets), watch what he does. Trump can talk all day about bringing America together. But until his actions stop trying to divide us by religion, ethnicity, region, etc. we have to look at things like this tweet and call them exactly what they are — bullshit.