Presidential Tantrums


We have as our president a grown man — in fact, at 71, an elderly man — who behaves no differently than a spoiled five year old child. He wants what he wants when he wants it, and if he doesn’t get it, he throws a temper tantrum.

But because he is the President of the United States of America, his temper tantrums are very public. He is so prone to throwing tantrums that it’s an unusual day that passes without a presidential tantrum.

He throws tantrums on Twitter. He throws tantrums on “Fox & Friends.” He throws tantrums at his rallies and almost every time he opens his mouth.

The targets of his tantrums include the free press, cable news networks (except for Fox News), Democrats, Hollywood, Amazon and Jeff Bezos, late night comedians, Robert Mueller, Rob Rosenstein, Jim Comey, the Russia investigation, Kim Jong-Un (not so much lately, though), the FBI, the Justice Department, his handpicked Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and almost anyone who says anything critical about him.

So here we are, America. We have elected as our president the tantrum-in-chief who is almost singlehandedly, thanks to the virtually silent Republican majority in Congress, doing what Vladimir Putin has only dreamed about. Trump is destroying the American democracy from within and undermining America’s influence around the world.

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “tantrum.”

Toxic Tweets

12A42290-8B72-4B60-AAC2-4CF7DF33B35AAfter Donald Trump received his morning brief on Fox News, he tossed out a couple of toxic tweets.

BC31AB53-D90C-4530-A985-ECA104822AE3This tweet came out after Trump saw a story on Sunday’s “Fox & Friends” show that aired a report about a caravan carrying more than 1,000 people from Central America traveling through Mexico to the United States in hopes of entering the states illegally and asking for asylum.

The report stated that the migrants are counting on the “catch and release” program, where illegal immigrants are detained in the U.S. and released while they await for their court hearings.

But Trump wasn’t done tweeting.

BC87AF3F-019C-4BA4-885D-5DD8184CBD4CYet another “build the wall” tweet from our “tweeter-in-chief” after his Fox News daily briefing.

So we wake up on Easter Sunday to yet another Trump tweet storm.

And speaking about tweet storms, he strangely has yet to send out even a single tweet about Stormy.

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “toxic.”