Saturday, June 30, 2018

What did Donald Trump do today?

He told an obvious lie, assuming he actually writes his tweets or reads them.

Today,  in reference to a pair of immigration bills authored by conservative Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Trump tweeted this:

Wednesday, Trump tweeted this:

Both bills failed to pass in the Republican-controlled House this week.

The most obvious explanation--that Trump cut and ran from what amounts to his own immigration plan amid plummeting poll numbers and nationwide resistance--is plausible. But Trump's history suggests at least two alternatives: that Trump simply forgot what his position on the bill was, or that Trump's earlier tweet was written by his staff and he was never informed of his "position."

Why should I care about this?

  • A president who can't remember what his positions are from day to day is probably unfit for office.
  • A president who doesn't care what his positions are from day to day is definitely unfit for office.