Something that’s going to be really, really good

Racist in chief Trump is being “I can if I want to!” today, tweeting more racism to show us who’s boss.

Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement – & be quiet!

He shouted his usual grievances at reporters.

Trump defended himself before leaving the White House, telling reporters that criticism of him was politically motivated. He placed the blame for the scourge of mass shootings that have marked his presidency on mental illness and a culture of violence.

“These are people who are looking for political gain, and as much as possible I try to stay out of that,” Trump told reporters.

Trump tries to stay out of looking for political gain? Really? What are all those rallies for then?

Trump said that he supports stronger background checks and limits on allowing people with mental illness to have access to guns. He said Wednesday that he believes Congress will be able to reach a deal on gun control legislation, but he doesn’t expect that to include limits on assault-style weapons.

“I have had many talks over the last few days, and I think we are going to come up with something that’s going to be really, really good,” Trump said.

Great. That’s all we need to know. Many talks; something; really really good. You can’t get much more substantive than that.

But alas, fake news.

“Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,” was the correct description in the first headline by the Failing New York Times, but it was quickly changed to, “Assailing Hate But Not Guns,” after the Radical Left Democrats went absolutely CRAZY! Fake News – That’s what we’re up against…

No. The first headline was fundamentally misleading.

It’s tricky, because it’s technically accurate, in a sense. Trump did get up and grab both sides of the podium and read words off the teleprompter that urged unity. But the underlying truth is that he didn’t mean a word of it, that he barely even understood it, and that he was just haltingly and unconvincingly reading words other people had written, because he was obliged to by custom and public opinion. We know he didn’t and doesn’t mean it, even though he didn’t literally say so at the time. We know it because of his demeanor, and we know it because of his abundant history of saying and doing the opposite.

So that means the first headline was bad and misleading, though not literally fake. It wasn’t “fake” to change it in response to criticism. Trump doesn’t want unity (unless it’s unity for him), and he doesn’t oppose racism. Trump doesn’t want us to unite against racism. Everybody knows that. Some people love him for it and some don’t, but everybody knows it.

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