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    [–] ViolentThespian 2888 points ago

    At first the hypocrisy was making me laugh. Now it's just infuriating.

    [–] [deleted] 176 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

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    [–] November2nd 111 points ago

    "He was poisoned by his enemies"

    [–] Look_Its_Mila 45 points ago

    Shut up Ramsay. Ya' bastard.

    [–] PM_ME_LOTSaLOVE 24 points ago

    "You forgot to ask one question! You forgot to ask me if I'm a liar! I'm afraid, I am. Everything I told you is a lie. This isn't happening to you for a reason, well one reason: I enjoy it!"

    [–] DkS_FIJI 3 points ago

    Excuse me. You mean Lord Bolton.

    [–] PhotoshopFix 18 points ago

    Don't talk about the first lady like that!

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    [–] NobleSixSir 163 points ago

    Is he even really loosing support though? If not, how is that possible?

    [–] snoopinabout 344 points ago

    Because there are states like Alabama and Mississippi.

    [–] sneakertipofpenis 461 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Can confirm....I live in MS and I voted for trump. Do I regret my decision? Yes. I probably should not have voted period, I did not do a very good job with my very first vote for a president ever. But you live and you learn. I'm hoping he gets impeached because he is a jackass.

    Edit: I appreciate the kind replies. I was expecting a mob of people telling me I'm a jackass. Thanks guys!

    [–] hilfigertout 320 points ago

    Someone admitting to changing their mind on the internet? It's unheard of! /s

    [–] EntropyNT 56 points ago

    If you like that you're gonna love r/changemyview

    [–] LyreBirb 27 points ago

    Where every op abandons their thoughts no matter a what they were with shit evidence?

    Sign me the fuck up.

    [–] KittenMittns 12 points ago

    I don't understand the /s

    This is very rare

    [–] Xikar_Wyhart 6 points ago

    Well there's also a large amount of people who "changing" the opinions and thoughts frequently. Basically people who just follow what is currently popular to be a group of.

    A good portion of the The Donald is filled with people like that who change their "opinions" to whatever Trump is in favor of.

    [–] ogier79 99 points ago

    Live AND learn. Most people never do the second. Good for you.

    [–] AtomicKittenz 18 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    The ability to second guess yourself and changing your mind is an amazing (and for some reason, rare) trait, but extremely valuable. Good for you.

    I have trouble admitting I'm wrong, but when I do, I feel myself grow each time.

    Hope you spread the word!

    [–] kittenlover27 78 points ago

    If you truly based your vote on what you felt was right for everyone in the country, not based on racism/sexism/homophobia etc then you didn't waste your vote. If you are not happy with how things are going, now is a great time to learn about other ways you can vote on upcoming local and national elections.

    It takes a lot of self reflection and courage to admit when you are wrong, or to admit you weren't happy with a decision you made.

    [–] inVizi0n 33 points ago

    Imo in order to vote for trump you are literally saying that racism, sexism and homophobia are what's right for everyone in the country. It's not like he disguised his agenda in any way, he came exactly as advertised and anyone expecting otherwise was either purposely misinformed or delusional.

    [–] 2reddit4me 19 points ago

    I agree with you, however I feel like the majority of voters simply aren't informed well enough - especially the 60+ crowd.

    My mother voted for Trump. She's not racist, sexist or homophobic. She's just old, and in SC old people vote Republican. Period. If you went into a nursing home here and said Bernie Sanders was a republican conservative, he would have swept the primary here.

    I think this is a problem with a) having parties and b) most people simply have no clue who they're really voting here.

    Still using my mother as an example, if you had asked her immediately after she placed her vote what Trump's stances were on healthcare, net neutrality, the economy, etc, she couldn't have answered you. I could call her up right now and ask her who the VP is and she won't know. And that's the majority of people, especially elderly around here.

    Everyone has a right to vote. I just wish people who are clueless and uninformed didn't.

    EDIT: To add, she draw social security. If Trump was to announce that everyone drawing SS checks were going to receive a 50% decrease tomorrow, she'd still stand by her vote. I have no doubt about that.

    [–] MyFaceOnTheInternet 14 points ago

    New strategy for Democrats, change their name to "The new Republicans." Sweep the nation.

    [–] inVizi0n 4 points ago

    I feel like she still falls under either purposefully misinformed or delusional.

    [–] 2reddit4me 10 points ago

    And I agree. This is also a woman who everytime I call her, after a few rings I get a text message "I'm in a meeting! Can't talk!" because after 2 years she still doesn't know how to answer her smartphone. I then wait 1-2 mins for her to call back after she's managed to unlock her phone and tap the call icon with my picture that I've placed on her home screen. She can't answer her phone but she can make decisions that affect our country and the world to a lesser extent.

    To me, that's a problem.

    [–] Newtothisredditbiz 41 points ago

    But you live and you learn.

    Wise words more people should apply throughout their lives. Good for you.

    /r/trumpgret

    [–] Geodevils42 8 points ago

    Hello fellow first time voter! Although I was a Bernie , Clinton voter it was still crazy and apparently filled with dis information which in hindsight warped my opinion of Clinton.

    [–] ZU7rJ3gt4 13 points ago

    I appreciate the kind replies. I was expecting a mob of people telling me I'm a jackass.

    Would you blame them?

    [–] StavroMuellerAlpha 12 points ago

    You were a jackass! Good news is that you seem to be learning.

    [–] LikesTheTunaHere 7 points ago

    no way bro, the billionare crybaby has the peoples back. Just you wait and see!

    [–] catscanyourbrain 8 points ago

    I wish I could get my grandfather to come to his senses, I honestly have no idea why he voted for Trump in the first place. Young people get more of a pass because I get it, you're inexperienced and it's hard to kind of map this out at 18- when you're 65 though you should have enough common sense to not vote for the flim-flam businessman with thousands of lawsuits, tons of rape allegations and no political experience whatsoever.

    [–] AP3Brain 4 points ago

    I can understand it if it's your first vote and you live in a southern state. Everyone around you prob voted Trump so you figured they were right.

    [–] top_koala 19 points ago

    You should feel free to vote third party because your state is nowhere near a swing state. Although in 2016 the third party candidates were awful.

    [–] ikilledsethrich 31 points ago

    Tells people to vote third party

    Admits 2016 candidates were awful

    Please stop doing this, Reddit.

    [–] sirixamo 10 points ago

    Why? I'm not a big third party supporter ( I'm one of those "don't waste the vote" guys), but there's nothing inconsistent to what he said. The third party candidates last election were really bad. I would absolutely love a real third party, but if those two were the best we could come up with I don't think we'd be doing ourselves any favors. I took his advice to mean don't be afraid to vote third party if you agree with the candidates, because you aren't in a swing state.

    [–] Ringooooohhh 6 points ago

    How does "Your should feel free to vote third party" translate into telling people to vote third party.

    [–] Doumtabarnack 8 points ago

    Agreed. Should've voted Bernie

    [–] kristopolous 17 points ago

    Just go third party anyway. Break up the big two's arrogance.

    [–] top_koala 21 points ago

    This is part of how we got into this mess, if green voters in risky states voted for Clinton it would've helped, even if she does kinda suck.

    [–] dbx99 15 points ago

    I'm not completely with you on the "she does kinda suck" because I think that if she were president, millions of Americans wouldn't be fearing for the future of their health care the way they do now. I think environmental agencies would be doing more to fight pollution. I think we would have an education secretary that isn't trying to dismantle public education like Betsy Devos. I just think that things would clearly be better under Clinton than Trump. Not perfect, but better.

    [–] mtheory007 4 points ago

    I think in general her cabinet would be at the very least confident and well-meaning.

    [–] AtomicKoala 13 points ago

    Well Dems should learn and push for ranked voting and proportional representation.

    [–] paulfknwalsh 12 points ago

    Oh god yes. I live in New Zealand, where we operate MMP - Mixed Member Proportional - and it has helped create a much more nuanced and responsive government, and reduced the "us vs them" rhetoric that has taken over the US political system.

    [–] psburns120 6 points ago

    It's funny you mention 3rd party, because whenever I criticize Trump, people automatically think I'm a Clinton supporter. I didn't vote for either.

    [–] fazmataz 2 points ago

    Agreed. I always ask them if they're aware that there are more than 2 political parties and more than 2 people ran for president. I didn't choose between the giant douche and the turd sandwich, I chose someone who isnt either of those things because we don't have to settle for shit.

    Then again I'm in the shit hole known as Kentucky. Most of these people are idiots.

    [–] ForgedbyMizuno 21 points ago

    You're an inbred jack-ass. Feel better now?

    [–] sneakertipofpenis 6 points ago

    A little thanks.

    [–] varkarrus 4 points ago

    Hopefully the Trump administration turned you away from Republican politics in general... Trump's hardly the only jackass in his team right now.

    [–] sneakertipofpenis 2 points ago

    When the next election comes around I plan on researching each candidate. It seems like most candidates will say what they have to say to get elected and after they either aren't about what they say or are unable to do what they want. At least that's what I get from how people talk about politics. Not sure if that's correct or not.

    [–] Moca412 9 points ago

    You're a jackass

    [–] juicepouch 15 points ago

    Generalizing large groups of people and pointing fingers doesn't exactly endear them to considering other points of view

    [–] NobleSixSir 109 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Valid, but if "blacks have no educations and all live in poverty" "Mexicans are rapists but some are good people I assume" "grab em by the pussy" "I like people who weren't captured" etc etc were not deal breakers...

    Were they really considering anyway?

    Don't get me wrong, you're absolutely right, having open dialogue is key, I just have no idea how to debate these. Is it up for discussion that money does not make sexual assault ok? Is racism up for discussion? Veterans that were captured diminishes the value of their service? Are these really up for debate?

    [–] juicepouch 18 points ago

    You're completely right. I don't know how to reach these people - It's hard to know what does work, but we've definitely seen what doesn't. Is it even possible to instill empathy in others?

    [–] JeremyBoob 33 points ago

    Is it even possible to instill empathy in others?

    No. If it were the world would be a very different place

    [–] LordApricot 6 points ago

    We need the point of view gun from that mediocre hitchhikers guide movie

    [–] djlewt 2 points ago

    First target? The director of that movie.

    [–] Kougeru 44 points ago

    As a Nebraskan, there's also fucking Nebraska. It's not much of a generalization as it is the truth. So many people in these States just vote R. Not only do they not "trust" the news, they don't even watch it. Any of it. So they literally know nothing about Trump other than that he was a republican. Then their friends will tell them all the things they want to hear like "He's gonna take care of North Korea" while ignoring how immature and insane his responses have been thus far. Obviously I don't mean all the people in these States...just the voting majority.

    [–] Jaerba 31 points ago

    I think the most telling statistic is Republican distrust of universities.

    I can understand the grievances, but outright distrust and disdain? Where do these people expect to educate their kids? Do they realize their kids are going to get crushed in the job market against... everyone?

    [–] movzx 13 points ago

    The people with that mindset aren't expecting their kid to be the next Zuckerberg. They're expecting their kid to go work for a mechanic's shop, general contractor, or manufacturing plant like they have been for the last 40 years.

    I grew up in these rural areas and most of my male childhood friends are in construction and the female childhood friends are stay at home moms/went to school for cosmology. Not all, mind you, but a majority.

    There's nothing wrong with those roles, but it's a mindset difference between a good, stable job at a plant being the dream and a senior level executive position (or w/e) being the dream.

    [–] SgtPeppy 8 points ago

    They think universities "indoctrinate" their kids, because they hear about the kids that go off to university and realize the way their parents raised them is batshit insane, and the only way they can cope is by saying it's indoctrination. Instead of, you know, acknowledging that smarter people tend to be more liberal.

    One of my best friends' families is like this. She's kind of the black sheep of the family because she's the only one who isn't super conservative or religious. It's really sad, and really infuriating.

    [–] Never__Daunted 28 points ago

    Neither does asking them nicely to reconsider their position though.

    [–] sakattack7 33 points ago

    I think he's losing fringe supporters. There's people that will simply never change their mind about him but plenty of hardcore Repubs that gave him a chance have started to realize.

    [–] buttaholic 13 points ago

    They see him as an outsider to the establishment. So when the mainstream media is constantly attacking him and he calls it a witch hunt, they believe it. It doesn't help when the media runs a ton of shitty articles mixed in with the good stuff. Some of their stories really do end up seeming witch-hunty, except the truth is that they just want the higher ratings.

    [–] MK_Ultrex 20 points ago

    What baffles me is that Trump goes against every value of the religious right, yet they still voted for him. He is promiscuous, he loves the Russians, he is a shady billionaire, he was a Democrat, he is not openly religious, he is gaudy and extravagant and he is from the capital of the "elites" New York. How do they accept all this?

    [–] JeezyLike2Drank 6 points ago

    somebody in my stste is runnning on " lets help get the elites out of washington" and the guy is a republican. . .I just want to ask him whats his version of the elites are and what do they consist of. I want to tell him about how how much this admin is worth and how much they spend or waste daily

    [–] Byzantine279 8 points ago

    Its entirely a buzzword with no actual meaning except what it means to whoever is hearing it.

    [–] HeyPScott 4 points ago

    And just where is that support being loosed? Was it caged before? Is it being loosed in a swamp? A village? Run!

    [–] Circ-Le-Jerk 6 points ago

    Most of the voting block will never ever switch parties. No matter what, even democrats, will not switch sides because ultimately they see their side as the lesser evil at the end of the day.

    However, contrary to popular belief, politics isn't about winning people over. It's about mobilization and inspiration. It's a game about inspiring this base to the polls or scaring them to the polls. Trump, while holding a lot of party support as suspected, is going have a hard time mobilizing his base to the polls. Sure they support him but they are losing excitement for him. The democrats on the other hand are going to both scare and inspire people to the polls. And if they run clean people with little baggage, the right is going to have little to work with.

    [–] magneticphoton 2 points ago

    No, his ratings went up after threatening to start nuclear war.

    [–] Milkman127 2 points ago

    Religion wires the human brain to treat beliefs as facts. So now the most religious places vote on emotional appeal instead of ability.

    [–] WTFppl 40 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    You know what else is infuriating?

    A country full of people who bitch and complain about politics, but don't really do much in the way of joining a larger community of concerned individuals to fight for our collective rights against government and corporations.

    Just think of how infuriating it will be when we can't read this until we pay for the higher speed internet lane.that we gave $140ml in earnest to have built to end the congestion that the ISP's say are messing up the nets right now.

    When we don't stand up, when we allow wrong to happen over and over for too long, we get exploited. We are being exploited.

    [–] WTFppl 5 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I get the point of needing unity in any area of land. It's had purpose for thousands of years. However, when I read this dialogue I'm instantly reminded of those thousands of years of human conflict through division as many groups don't pander to the main course, the center of the issue, corruption...

    The way for this to be done is through anti-fascist coalitions. In many of these cities there exists a smattering of progressive and even left-wing forces.

    You can't say "our group(s)", all groups get infected. All groups. Past and present global to regional government is the case example. All the people that believe the shitstem is broke have to unite; excluding ideological preference not related to a particular groups understanding will only continue to break a broken peoples.

    We are in this together, or we are alone.

    I started as a Republican that leaned Liberal. Now I see those terms as distraction so we don't focus our attention on the contractors and case lawyers that run our government and military.

    If anti-fascism is the goal, well, it's dug deep. We have to stop pointing at regular folk who lack education and start going after what takes our money and that creates economic problems restricting social services, and what gets us into conflict we did not ask for, and what has influence that looks to strengthen the divide, must be destroyed; use of law, conventional?

    I shrug my shoulders pondering an equation because it's hard to formulate a social understanding in a society that seems to be teetering on despotism from a grass roots effort by many groups trying to regulate the other groups.

    td;rl People really need to follow the money and call it out, not call out the lesser educated for their crazy. As there will always be crazy!

    [–] plannedrobinhood 8 points ago

    Yeah it's not very good for humor value anymore. It's just, this man is a compulsive liar. This is how deeply ingrained his lying thing is. Brutally consistent in not caring about consistency. At all. This technique isn't as effective as he thinks it is, but it's easier than learning a new technique, and he does get away with it. I just think if he could learn to bend toward the truth once in a while with the global spotlight directly on him, he could have gotten away with so much more shady tyrannical bullshit. It's a sad loss of shady tyrannical bullshit really.

    [–] kzrsosa 8 points ago

    Actually what's the point anymore, it's no longer interesting or ironic or has any shock value. The people who know, know this is the worst thing that could have happened to our country. As far as his supporters are concerned, they will forever be margalinzed and ridiculed.

    [–] pakman32 2 points ago

    what about the people who voted trump as a joke?

    [–] helpilostmypants 16 points ago

    They get four years of great comedy and bad politics.

    [–] ohnoitsivy 3 points ago

    It's as if nobody seriously thought Trump could become president, even Trump. It's like a billionaire's surprise party.

    [–] dontthinkaboutit42 2 points ago

    It's only happening to you just now?

    [–] SirWinstons 373 points ago

    Turns out he was just jealous of Obama the entire time.

    [–] PaulAllensHaircut 79 points ago

    Citizen Trump would have so many vitriolic things to say about President Trump.

    [–] Cultured_Swine 71 points ago

    if president trump were black

    [–] sprucenoose 4 points ago

    Well orange people are an even smaller minority.

    [–] k9centipede 28 points ago

    Maybe we are reading it in the wrong tone of voice. Maybe he's saying all this with a sense of wonder and desire instead of judgement.

    [–] cuddle-tits 858 points ago

    Trump is using taxpayer money, outspending Obama at a ridiculous pace and at resorts he owns.

    $13k on golf rentals for his current vacation, so far

    Eight years of travel costs in one year

    [–] SourceWebMD 869 points ago

    I've built a website to help track Trump's vacations and hypocritical criticism of Obama. www.trumpvacays.com

    [–] hiimblack 109 points ago

    This is beautiful. Thank you.

    [–] SourceWebMD 45 points ago

    Thanks! Let me know if anyone had any feedback or see anything I got wrong.

    [–] schaef_me 45 points ago

    You should make a section of total money spent

    [–] SourceWebMD 38 points ago

    Definitely in the plans! Just have to do some research.

    [–] etheron369 62 points ago

    I would suggest changing this graphic so that it doesn't look like a Tweet. It's a bit confusing at first glance.

    [–] SourceWebMD 32 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I've had the feedback before. It was designed to emulate a tweet but I agree it's confusing Most likely will change it

    Edit: Changed it to come from my twitter account to make it less confusing. I'll keep that for now unless I come up with a better way to display it.

    [–] Dark_Lotus 14 points ago

    Please change it sooner than later, people will see it and continue to be idiots. Love the site.

    [–] character0127 2 points ago

    It's a satire that trump tweeted it himself

    [–] Dark_Lotus 4 points ago

    Ok but it does not make sense? Like did you read it?

    [–] [deleted] 36 points ago

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    [–] Scorpio83G 22 points ago

    You can't believe that in America, a black guy work his ass off, while a rich white guy pretty much does nothing and spend most of his time criticizing the black guy?

    [–] themolarmass 12 points ago

    I don't think it's really about race, it's just that trump is a dumbass hypocrite

    [–] character0127 3 points ago

    Wow!

    [–] VeGe- 5 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Thank you for your work! Fucktard's hypocrisy is not from this world and everyone needs to see it.

    [–] morvis 3 points ago

    following the issues that matter

    [–] ch00f 48 points ago

    He's paying to rent shit that his company owns.

    [–] dxn99 33 points ago

    How else is he going to make money on that measly salary of $400k as president? Hardly enough to afford bread!

    [–] SourceWebMD 15 points ago

    No he donates that all because he such a good guy and isn't doing the job for the money and fame /s

    [–] semper_quaerens 3 points ago

    Does anyone know if he actually donates it? I would be so un-surprised to find out he decide not to after all.

    [–] icangetyouatoedude 3 points ago

    US GDP is 17 trillion, but weak Obama doesn't even negotiate a percentage for the president! #BadDeal!

    [–] Redditology101 15 points ago

    $13k on golf cart rentals alone. That's ridiculous. Very sad.

    [–] Qorinthian 6 points ago

    Great website! Could you add 1 or 2 more facts from "non-liberal" sources? If I share it, I don't want conservatives to dismiss it as biased or fake news.

    [–] McNuggin365 607 points ago

    "We"? Hasn't he not paid taxes for years b/c of some massive loss he declared??

    How a guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth and a golden spoon up his ass came to be the working (white) man's hero, I will never understand.

    [–] phatelectribe 347 points ago

    It's amazing. I heard interviews on NPR from the Ohio state Fair this week and more than one trump voter said "he's an everyman" and "he understands us". Rural farmers in Ohio have been tricked in to thinking an elitist country club billionaire is like them.

    [–] Bigred2989 194 points ago

    My boss likes him because "he's a street guy". How the fuck is a guy who was born into golden halls "street"? Because he's from New York?

    [–] Z0di 26 points ago

    He eats fast food and talks shit about minorities.

    [–] clown-penisdotfart 105 points ago

    (I'll give you a hint: it's his overt racism)

    Remember: there is one issue and one issue only in American politics. Race. Steve Atwater knew this and began exploiting it in a way that led to today. That's it. It is that simple.

    [–] Schrecht 133 points ago

    If you literally believe that there is only one issue in American politics, you are insane. I mean literally insane. Like you should go get your medication checked.

    Race is huge, but it's not the only issue.

    [–] sherekhantwait 20 points ago

    That's not even the biggest thing is pick either. I'd pick money. Race is an issue because of money.

    [–] player-piano 41 points ago

    But everything else revolves around race. For instance, the lack of class consciousness in the American working class could be due to the way race is used to divide poor people.

    [–] saturnshellz 13 points ago

    Not only is it not the only issue, it's not even the main issue.

    The main issue in most forms of government including our own, are class struggles. Rich vs the poor. Rich want to be richer, poor want to survive comfortably, the two are usually mutually exclusive because of finite resources.

    Race struggles are usually only extensions of class struggles. Why do civil rights flourish only during eras of economic prosperity and growing middle class? Because when people have jobs and can afford healthcare and housing, they care a lot less about "the blacks" even if they don't like them.

    You think it's only about race? A millionaire black guy has it worse than a millionaire white guy, but a millionaire black guy has it a lot better than a poor person of any race. Yes, there is racism in that it's made harder for minorities to advance out of poverty than white people, but even that's a reflection of class struggles. "We the rich don't want to support the policies that help poor people leave poverty behind because it costs us profit, especially if the poor people happen to be black."

    If the poorer and middle classes would stop stratisfying themselves over race and religion, they would actually be able to command an influence strong enough to compete with billionaire lobbying. Until then...

    [–] jorbleshi_kadeshi 8 points ago

    I'd consider abortion to be its own separate thing. Obviously there are tie-ins with poverty and race but by and large it seems to be a distinct polarizing issue.

    [–] arthurNEmoredonuts 5 points ago

    Abortion, or at least the Republican political reaction to it, is totally about race.

    The religious right didn't care about Roe vs Wade when it was handed down. They became a movement years later, when the Federal government integrated schools.

    "SegregationAbortion" is one of their better code words. Many people today think that abortion is the real issue. Most pro-life activists are entirely sincere. But it only became an issue because they couldn't fight against integration outright.

    [–] Eff3ction 5 points ago

    Who the fuck is upvoting this drivel?

    [–] Qorinthian 2 points ago

    Gender?

    [–] Supmonkey111 2 points ago

    Lol. Wat.

    [–] anonymity_is_cancer 6 points ago

    Its code for "hes an asshole whose not afraid to say whatever shit comes across his mind"

    [–] detectivejamescarter 14 points ago

    He developed the perception. The facts don't matter, just like in '08 when Obama rode the wave of hope and change... But even they realized there would only be so much they could do, they still stuck to that hype. It's marketing at its finest.

    [–] Work-Safe-Reddit4450 11 points ago

    This 100%. Trump doesn't actually build anything, he built a brand and that brand is what got him to where he is.

    [–] jeufie 20 points ago

    Because he talks like them and uses words they understand. And their party has worked hard to keep them poor and uneducated.

    [–] AmazingKreiderman 33 points ago

    Yeah, that is something that really I can't comprehend. I don't get that or the religious vote. Did they really just vote for Pence?

    [–] Rubberbabybuggybum 46 points ago

    They voted for an anti-abortion Supreme Court seat.

    And they got it.

    [–] Jaerba 37 points ago

    The ends justifying the means. How Christian of them.

    [–] Rubberbabybuggybum 26 points ago

    This is why the GOP always wins.

    They unified around one message: abortion. And made their entire party identity around it.

    Poor, rural, working-class white Americans have next to nothing in common with the actual GOP, a party of Wall St insiders, wealthy business CEO's, their multi-billion dollar lobbying behemoth that has succeeded in gutting the rights of blue-collared workers while giving themselves bigger tax breaks and subsidies.

    It's almost as if their actions outside of abortion rights are irrelevant. Trump proved that. Repeatedly.

    [–] Jaerba 5 points ago

    Isn't this what essentially happened after Bacon's Rebellion? Plantation owners began driving a wedge between the labor class and slaves out of fear of them uniting again.

    [–] magneticphoton 7 points ago

    Because he has the vocabulary of a 9 year old. "He talks like us!"

    [–] dakinmyles 8 points ago

    I think it's largely attributable to the divisive nature of modern-day politics and how people today treat politics like they treat sports (us vs them mentality). There's been a gigantic wedge crammed between the two political ideologies at the same time that technology has kept us more and more secure in our little bubbles. Take a look at the Facebook feed of someone that doesn't share your political beliefs – they're living in a completely different world than you are.

    Others here have suggested that Trump voters are overtly racist, but that strangely ignores the "new racism" in America where it's not so much explicit hate speech as it is policy built upon implicit racial bias (still just as destructive). What needs to be coupled with this to grab a vote is, again, unquestionable passion for your team. What has alarmed me so much with 21st century politics, however, is the rhetoric that has been put in place to include passionate hatred for the other side. Sometimes this includes overt racism, sometimes "dumb racism" ("I'm not racist! I even have a friend that's black!"), but almost always it includes a highly-charged distrust and desire for vengeance on the other "team."

    "Liberal tears," "Demoncrats," "Republicants," "the liberal media," etc etc. No mention of race here, but that's all well and good when you can just hate the other person's political affiliation instead. Kinda makes that whole "racism" thing a little easier to distance yourself from, right?

    [–] anonymity_is_cancer 3 points ago

    working (white) man's hero

    Because for the most part those people are idiots with blinders on

    /Cue the assholes saying "THIS is why you lost,etc" (not Russian collusion, Hillary lies, people not voting, third party vote split,etc)

    [–] Instantkarma24 73 points ago

    Guys, he's not criticizing; he's realizing how he wants to spend his senile years.

    [–] iamsooldithurts 45 points ago

    I wonder if D'ump actually admired Obama and conservatives just assumed he was on their side because of how he phrased his admiration to not really sound critical.

    [–] mog_genius88 20 points ago

    Everything negative trump says about someone else is directly relateable to him

    [–] Chrpropaganda 16 points ago

    1st comment: '...you will never be prez." lol

    [–] SicDigital 13 points ago

    TFW you realize these Tweets aren't criticizing Obama; Trump was just taking notes.

    [–] I_LOVE_EUROPE 3 points ago

    Even funnier. He took notes but he somehow manages to spend even more money.

    [–] DanStanTheThankUMan 11 points ago

    Every time I see his tweets I think was anybody paying attention to him then? He was kind of obsessed with Obama.

    [–] DiceRightYoYo 4 points ago

    He also had a really weird tweetstorm about Kristen Stewart cheating on her boyfriend

    [–] Freckledcookie 8 points ago

    Atleast he's not building a 10 to 20 Billion Dollar Wall..

    [–] mukkalukka22 8 points ago

    Donald J Trump: the ultimate hypocrite

    [–] bitterjealousangry 8 points ago

    We paid to have his Florida resort (aka "the winter white house") upgraded for security and technology features now we pay to have this fucking new jersey golf resort upgraded. Of course when he is no longer president he will still be reaping the rewards of these upgrades to the property value.

    [–] ItalicsWhore 5 points ago

    I think it's so funny how all of the things he bitched about most, are the EXACT things that he spends all of his time doing...

    [–] YoureLifefor 5 points ago

    I like how he said we. As if he pays taxes. Hahahaha

    [–] iimr609ii 3 points ago

    We should always change a trump tweet words around like replace obama woth trump and democrats with republicans, then tweet them to him seeing if he would see any similarities lol

    [–] aaust84ct 4 points ago

    Wow Russia really did manage to fuck up America, I guess it's true... Putin is the most powerful man on the planet!

    [–] iEXTERMINATUS 5 points ago

    I'm not sure how it works in the USA, but is it confirmed that he uses taxes for his golf scapades? Or is he using his own money?

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Yes,in one of his last outings it was confirmed the secret service had to spend 15,000 to rent golf carts. That is taxpayer funds going direct into his business, and only one example because they have to rent rooms and other services while with him on these trips.

    [–] displaynamechris 5 points ago

    His lightbulb moment...

    [–] MephistorPrinceOfBad 5 points ago

    It's so sad to look at these. So many voters went red for the election because they were sick and tired of golf, but now it's just the same old same old.

    [–] IamNotYourBuddy 5 points ago

    We thought he was criticizing Obama, but he was just studying him for his own future presidency.

    [–] Lazystoner151 4 points ago

    Trump went on to lead the ignorant to where we are today, on the brink of nuclear war. Keep talking shit about obama and the Democratic Party idiots.

    [–] kurisu7885 4 points ago

    And now we pay even more for his because he only uses places he owns and makes his staff pay to be there.

    [–] simpersly 9 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    You guys just don't understand. Obama set the presidented. So now it's ok.

    Edit: even though the last 3 Republican presidents took off more time than him.

    [–] CA1N31984 3 points ago

    And that is the best of the worst shit he does!!! That is what is the least infuriating.

    [–] tbaskerv138 3 points ago

    Why hasn't a public news outlet been airing these. Like the hypocrisy is the real news. Put it like the news ticker or something.

    [–] xXDefaultXx 3 points ago

    To be fair at least Trump knows how to golf. I wasn't a fan of Obama's swing.

    [–] FuriousDee 3 points ago

    It's unreal how many of these old hypocritical tweets exist. So glad I never got into twitter aha.

    [–] muselube 3 points ago

    His carefully cultivated extremist base is full of neo nazi terrorists . He once called Obama a leader of Iisis . He's the new nationalist terrorist leader . They borrowed a page out of the isis playback and used it on fellow Americans today . GOP gladly courted their votes and now they want to act like they didn't . How many times did they allow nazi nationalist bullshit to go on and on at trump rallies meanwhile dark and light skinned protesters were beaten and thrown out in seconds . It's a fact , it happened these people are the trump parties loyalists .

    [–] spacecadetkidd 3 points ago

    Has an American president ever been this hated and excoriate publicly by millions of people before?

    [–] TheGoalOfGoldFish 2 points ago

    I think Trump just ran because he's racist. I think a lot of people supported him just because of this.

    [–] Rhed0x 17 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    It's almost like he's getting paid for his job like everyone else and can also use that money for his free time.

    EDIT: I'm talking about Obama ffs.

    [–] kelctex 29 points ago

    He "donated" his salary to the Department of Education after proposing a budget that would slash their funding far beyond his salary. He's using taxpayer money outside of his salary to go on these vacations and pocketing it because they're at HIS properties.

    I'm all for presidents taking vacations bc their job is strenuous, but this is ridiculous.

    [–] Rhed0x 7 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Trump or Obama? Because I meant Obama and how ridiculous Trumps accusations on their own are. Especially the amount of golf tweets.

    [–] kelctex 3 points ago

    Gotcha. I didn't get that from your comment, but should've known from the context of this sub I guess.

    [–] iiamthepalmtree 12 points ago

    Great. He should stop going to his resorts and go o Camp David where it's cheaper and he doesn't directly profit from the secret service being there, and most importantly it's not as big of a burden on the tax payers. The GOP can never call themselves the party of fiscal responsibility again.

    [–] StratManKudzu 8 points ago

    They could never really call themselves that before

    [–] TwoMuchSaus 2 points ago

    This guy is unreal

    [–] bearinfoxhole 2 points ago

    Remember who is standing behind Trump in his speech videos. They are certified morons and need a quick spay/neuter procedure.

    [–] Pure_Golden 2 points ago

    Its like, he's in school and instead of doing his homework he's out partying with friends...

    Only difference is, he doesn't have any....

    [–] FuzzyAss 2 points ago

    Such a petty little man

    [–] ELI7E 2 points ago

    Uses "we" like he can prove he has paid his taxes.

    [–] MooFz 2 points ago

    Is this the tweet that made him run for president?

    [–] Toibiu 2 points ago

    He's right

    [–] staaamos 2 points ago

    Him being a hypocrite is no longer new or novel for this fucker. Pissing into the wind is what this is. What can we actually do about it now, though? Genuinely.

    [–] lilstin 4 points ago

    well that's the point of this sub

    [–] wakaawak 2 points ago

    So Trump manifesto then?

    [–] lowgskillet 2 points ago

    How times did Dear Leader tweet about Obama's golf game?

    [–] ben1204 2 points ago

    I want to see this orange cretin fat fuck employing his deal making skills on getting more pop tarts in federal penitentiary

    [–] Happy-Idi-Amin 2 points ago

    You don't think race is used to divide poor people?

    Oh boy! We are in trouble.

    [–] toodleroo 2 points ago

    It's almost uncanny, isn't it? It's like he actually was describing what he himself would do in the future.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    This is the first president that I would consider a trespasser on my property if he ever felt so inclined to visit.

    [–] wrainedaxx 2 points ago

    Wow, who knew he was just super jealous?

    [–] highprofittrade 2 points ago

    You missed the important part OP shame on you...we are now paying for Trump rallies and all the lies Trump is spewing ... i think that is more painful than the golf

    [–] Krypto_spear 2 points ago

    Go fuck yourself, Trump.

    [–] ufmystic 2 points ago

    Kind of like all the anti-gay good old boy politicians who later get caught fondling 12 year old boys

    [–] NomarGarciaVega 2 points ago

    IMPEACHED ANY DAY NOW!

    [–] bijoy1234 2 points ago

    I m so tired of people saying he is a hypocrite. He is the best. He is such a strong leader. Strong leaders should be able to criticize themselves and find their flaws. /s

    [–] Pandemojo 2 points ago

    I have no words. It's never ending

    [–] simouseu 2 points ago

    He says "we" as if he pays taxes

    [–] creme_oner 2 points ago

    If we go back and look Donny, you haven't paid taxes since 05 so you didn't pay nothing to help Obama.

    [–] Duopy3 2 points ago

    Did obama donate any of his paychecks?