Uh oh, we’re traitors

Now Trump is saying it’s “treason” to refrain from applauding when he speaks.

President Trump on Monday accused Democrats who did not clap during his State of the Union address of being un-American and even treasonous. His remarks came in a rambling, discursive speech at a factory in Ohio, during which he celebrated his revival of the American economy as the stock market plummeted by more than 1,000 points.

“Can we call that treason?” Mr. Trump said of the stone-faced reaction of Democrats to his speech. “Why not? I mean, they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”

Stupid pile of hamburger and polyester. Despising Donald Trump is not at all the same thing as not loving our country. On the contrary, I think for most of us it’s because we value the good parts of our country (while we long to see the back of the bad parts, such as Donald Trump) that we despise The Orange Pretender so much.

But even more than that – how fucking dare he call it “treason” to choose not to applaud him. He could call it bad manners at a State of the Union if he liked (but then we could all point out his own instances of bad manners, which would clog all the communication pipes for a decade), but not treason. He doesn’t get to pretend that he and the country are one and the same, and he doesn’t get to pretend that worship of him is mandatory. He’d put us all in camps if he could but he can’t. Vile toad.

And by the way what about his “love” for our country? If he loved it would he blot its record the way he is? I think not.

Mr. Trump was speaking during a visit to a company near Cincinnati that makes pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. The company, Sheffer Corporation, awarded each of its 126 employees a one-time bonus of $1,000 after the passage of the tax cut, and the White House clearly hoped to use it to drive home the message of economic health in last week’s State of the Union speech.

“Your paychecks are going way up,” a beaming president said to this more friendly audience. “Your taxes are going way down.”

Yeah right, factory workers’ paychecks are going “way up” because of the Republicans’ tax cut. It might be as much as 75 cents a week for the skilled workers.

As Mr. Trump patted himself on the back for the tax cut, he went after the Democrats for opposing the $1.5 trillion legislation. He delivered a lengthy digression on the State of the Union address, noting that Democrats sat on their hands as he ticked off one measure of success for the country after another.

“It got to a point where I really didn’t even want to look up too much during the speech over to that side because honestly, it was bad energy,” Mr. Trump said.

Poor guy. He’s always so full of positive energy for everyone around him and for all of us, yet what does he get in return? Stony faces and no applause. It breaks the heart.

“Even on positive news, really positive news like that, they were like death and un-American,” he said, repeating, “Un-American. Somebody said treasonous. I mean, yeah, I guess, why not.”

That “somebody” was Donald Trump, but whatevs.

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