UPDATED 2:37 pm PST: In an effort to spread holiday cheer and joy into the lives of America, Donald Trump has fired off another tweet to let us know he is hard at work in the White House on Christmas Eve. More specifically, he tweeted about his wall, how it is already being built, and how his magical wall is going to save lives.
“I am in the Oval Office & just gave out a 115 mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas,” he wrote. “We are already building and renovating many miles of Wall, some complete. Democrats must end Shutdown and finish funding. Billions of Dollars, & lives, will be saved!”
PREVIOUS: Donald Trump is now in full Pity Party mode after being compelled to remain in White House over Christmas rather than playing golf at Mar-a-Lago during his government shutdown over his Beloved Border Wall, because: optics.
“I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security,” Trump complained Home Alone-ily on Christmas Eve, via Twitter
“At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Crazy!”
Later in the day, our commander in chief wanted to be sure we all know that he’s working today. He tweeted this pic from the Oval Office — and it looks like he finally has some company on this previously lonely Christmas Eve:
PREVIOUS: The Dow opened Christmas Eve with a 338 points dive, plummeting below 22,000 points as it continues to suffer its worst December since The Great Depression. President Donald Trump rose to the occasion, tweeting blame Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell who, Trump blasted metaphorically, does not know how to putt.
“The only problem our economy has is the Fed,” Trump tweeted.
“They don’t have a feel for the Market, they don’t understand necessary Trade Wars or Strong Dollars or even Democrat Shutdowns over Borders,” POTUS insisted. “The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can’t score because he has no touch – he can’t putt!”
Trump appointed Powell.
Trump did not get to go to Mar-a-Lago for Christmas this year to play golf, because he shut down the government when right-wing TV and radio personalities including Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham mocked him over a bipartisan compromise Veep Mike Pence had indicated Trump would sign, because it did not provide for his demand on the border wall build.
We all know what happens on rainy weekends, when Trump can’t play golf and is holed up in the White House. Trump’s Christmas Eve tweetstorm was like that, only worse.
“Virtually every Democrat we are dealing with today strongly supported a Border Wall or Fence. It was only when I made it an important part of my campaign, because people and drugs were pouring into our Country unchecked that they turned against it,” Trump said, fondly remembering his down-the-escalator announcement he would run to become POTUS.
“To those few Senators who think I don’t like or appreciate being allied with other countries, they are wrong. I DO. What I don’t like,
however, is when many of these same countries take advantage of their friendship with the United States, both in Military Protections and Trade…,” he continued.
Turning his anger on outgoing Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Trump played his “I’m Much Smarter” card:
“…We are substantially subsidizing the Militaries of many VERY rich countries all over the world, while at the same time these countries take total advantage of the U.S., and our TAXPAYERS, on Trade. General Mattis did not see this as a problem. I DO and it is being fixed!”
Trump did not forget to take a poke or two at former POTUS Barack Obama, with whom he continues to be obsessed:
“For all of the sympathizers out there of Brett McGuirk remember, he was the Obama appointee who was responsible for loading up airplanes with 1.8B Dollars in CASH & sending it to Iran as part of the horrific Iran Nuclear Deal (now terminated) approved by Little Bob Corker.”
“Little Bob Corker” is Trump’s slur for the GOP’s outgoing Tennessee senator and chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations. It’s also, apparently, the best Trump could come up with after Corker won a weekend back-and-forth with Trump with the hashtag #Alert The Daycare Staff in response to Trump’s government shutdown Twitter guttersniping. Corker previously had dubbed Trump’s White House “adult daycare center.”
After mocking Corker’s 5’7″, Trump tweeted all-cap-ily:
“AMERICA IS RESPECTED AGAIN!” with no further explanation, or example citing.
Covering an extensive list of Christmas grievances, Trump also complained he has never “lashed out” at Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker for not protecting him from the way he is being portrayed in coverage of the prosecution of his former fixer Michael Cohen, calling it more “Fake News”
Then, returning to his Border Wall Leitmotif, Trump explained “The Wall is different than the 25 Billion Dollars in Border Security” insisting it will be build with “the Shutdown money plus funds already in hand.”
“The problem is, without the Wall, much of the rest of the Dollars are wasted!” he argued.
Trump’s Christmas Eve tweets to America: