Say what you will about Donald Trump, but the attention-seeking dillhole is also the first President to fully embrace the internet in all its glory. Sure, President Barack Obama has a Twitter account, but in office, he focused on making statements the traditional (read: boring) way, through his administration’s officials and select press appearances. Before he even took office, Trump said screw all that; instant gratification is what’s up.
That might not be such a bad thing if Trump was capable of, you know, maintaining a constant system of beliefs. Instead, the President seems content to pick and choose his opinions based on the last few days of press surrounding the topic. Trump’s hypocrisy might even go unnoticed, too, because who has the time to fact-check every single lie the guy tells?
Fortunately for the public, there’s a corner of Reddit dedicated to pinpointing every single instance of Trump hypocrisy as it happens. This cadre of courageous volunteers sifts through the literal mountain of dog crap to call the President on his BS.
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Welcome to /r/TrumpCriticizesTrump, a political action group with a penchant for research and a pure love of throwing Trump’s words right back in his dumb, obnoxious face. If you want to know just how big of a phony the President is, just take a cruise through the best work of the world’s most diligent team of anonymous fact-checkers.
Trump On LGBT Rights
Throughout his campaign, the President was happy to appeal to any niche group of people who he thought might get him into the White House.
Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2016
Last December, Trump had an opportunity to make good on that statement … instead, his press secretary, Sarah Sanders, informed everyone that Trump was kidding about all that junk. The President supported business owners who wanted to preserve their right to refuse service to the LGBT community. Apparently, by “fight for you,” Trump meant “support oppressive legislation that allows business owners to refuse service based solely on your sexual preference.” Oh well, tomato, to-mah-to.
Trump On Employee Turnover
In the opening days of 2012, Obama’s second chief of staff, Bill Daley, stepped down amid reports that he was kind of a dick. The following day, Trump tweeted this little gem:
3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why @BarackObama can’t manage to pass his agenda.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2012
That’s some uppity talk coming from a guy who has — in just a little over a year — lost 17 high profile members of his administration. Admittedly, he’s only had two chiefs of staff so far, but it’s just been a year, so there’s still time. I, for one, have faith in the President.
Trump on Guns in Schools
Over the last several weeks, a growing number of kids around the country are taking up the cause of eliminating gun violence. It seems the people going to our schools hate it when someone shows up and opens fire. Hey, Trump hates it, too, which is why he recommended putting more guns in schools. Specifically, the wispy-haired loudmouth advocated arming teachers.
What’s weird is that, last May, Trump was all:
Crooked Hillary said that I want guns brought into the school classroom. Wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2016
Somebody here is “Wrong!” but I’m not entirely sure who it might be.
Trump on Golf
In July of 2012, Trump got real with President Obama, tweeting:
Who else could take 16 vacations, play over 100 rounds of golf and hold over 300 fundraisers while serving as (cont) https://t.co/HMtyFeFB
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2012
Trump is right; that much golf is shameful. Can you imagine someone playing a hundred rounds of gold over the course of 2,900 days in office? That’s about a round of golf every month. It’s gross. Mostly because golf is lame and it’s unimaginable that someone would do that to themselves to unwind. The math doesn’t work in Trump’s favor, either.
Last October, Politifact reported that Trump had played about 44 official rounds of golf in the ten months since he took office. And that was only 44 “official” rounds because Trump’s people stopped reporting every time the President played golf, you know because it was a massive, glaring example of Trump’s hypocrisy.
Trump On Racial Tension
Last August, the city of Charlottesville, Virginia was the front line of a battle between members of the alt-right and counter-protestors. Days of conflict brought the long-debated issue of Confederate monuments to the forefront of the United States. In response, several cities went so far as to remove statues of Confederate heroes and the Confederate flag from prominent places in the city.
As expected, Trump fell in line with the GOP, lamenting the removal of the statues and calling it, “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.”
Duh, though, right? Trump was always going to side with the douches who — news flash — are supporting the guys who lost. Whoever said history is written by the winners never visited Birmingham, Alabama.
Anyway, you can probably see where this is going, right. Cue up a speech Trump gave on June 23, 2015, in which he said the Confederate flag needed to get removed.
Trump on Vacations
Before he took residence in the Mar-a-Lago of the North (also known as the White House), Trump had plenty of things to say about President Barack Obama’s vacation schedule.
“Don’t take vacations. What’s the point? If you’re not enjoying your work, you’re in the wrong job.” — Think Like A Billionaire
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2012
Michelle Obama’s weekend ski trip to
Aspen makes it 16 times that Obamas have gone on vacation in 3 years. (cont) https://t.co/2SXcBxrJ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2012
There are over a dozen tweets from the president criticizing President Obama for his relaxed work schedule, but as of last August, Trump had spent 98 days on vacation. That’s a personal day once every three days.
Throughout his entire term in office, President Obama took 328 vacation days. That’s a personal day once every nine days. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but I’m a little too busy wiping the tears from my eyes to put my finger on it.
Trump on the Rest of the World
At the end of August 2013, President Obama wanted to bomb the crap out of Syria because their leadership used chemical weapons on their own people. Ultimately, Obama delayed military action because he “wanted to get the approval of Congress” first. Like a sissy.
Obama also probably changed his mind because of this scathing tweet from Donald J in the early morning hours.
Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2013
Apparently, Trump is a pacifist in the wee, small hours of the morning, because ever since he took his seat at the big boy table, he’s responded to the crazier world leaders with reckless abandon.
Okay, okay, so Kim Jong Un called Trump “dotard,” — which is apparently the actual Korean word for “old lunatic” — as in, “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire.” But everybody knows that Kim Jong Un is on the outside of sane looking in, and it’s never a good idea to engage with crazy. That’s why it was probably not a great idea for Trump to respond on Twitter:
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?” Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
It’s troubling that Trump latched on to the “old” part and not the “lunatic” part of that whole insult-o-rama. Maybe Kim Jong Un and Trump will get a chance to put their differences aside in their upcoming meeting. Fingers crossed.
Trump on Respect
As the President, it’s essential for the rest of the world to treat a nation with respect, and in 2014, Trump thought Obama wasn’t getting the job done.
We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire World. We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2014
Fortunately, Trump won his bid and was able to turn things around. When the Obama presidency ended, 64 percent of the rest of the world had faith in the office. In the four seconds, it took for Trump to sit down in the president’s chair, that confidence dropped to 22 percent . See, Trump totally turned things around.