Trump’s Tlaib and Greenland tweets are hilarious but completely unpresidential


Our president is an absolute savage. And lately his Twitter feed has shown it, with President Trump roasting Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and sharing a hilarious meme about Greenland.
The comedic genius of Trump’s tweets should not go unacknowledged. These tweets would be awesome, if they didn’t come from the leader of the free world — a man who could start a nuclear war at the push of a button.
Here’s what happened.

Israel, encouraged by President Trump, barred both Tlaib and fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, from entering the country under a law prohibiting boycott, divest, and sanction supporters from entry. Israel, did, however, grant Tlaib an exception on humanitarian grounds to visit her grandmother. Then, in a political stunt, Tlaib said she would not actually visit, choosing political posturing over visiting her grandmother.
Trump roasted her woke insanity. The president tweeted that “The real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!”

Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
August 16, 2019

Anyone honest has to admit that this is a hilarious dig at Tlaib, and perfectly underscores the absurd nature of her stunt. And it’d be deserving of applause from a political commentator or comedian.
Yet, like much of Trump’s antics, it’s simply unbecoming of the Oval Office to spend your days hate-tweeting congresswomen you don’t like, even if your jokes are funny.
Similarly both hilarious and inappropriate was Trump’s tweet of a Greenland meme, a subject of wide spreading mockery and comedy after news broke that the president had seriously looked into purchasing the territory. Ricochet editor-in-chief Jon Gabriel put out a hilarious meme poking fun at the proposition that quickly blew up online.

It even got picked up by the president, of all people, who shared it with a laugh, writing “I promise not to do this to Greenland!”

Once again, this joke is hilarious coming from a commentator like Gabriel, but disconcerting coming from the commander-in-chief. The Washington Examiner editorial board has written in support of the president’s desire to purchase Greenland, and his idea actually has some merit. But the president makes a meme out of his platform when he conducts himself so unseriously online, to the detriment of his own legacy more than anything else.

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