President Donald Trump’s tweets over the weekend were a reminder that he was a president who cared about the American people, said the editorial board of the New York Post.
In his tweets on Saturday, the president appeared to call for a military coup in Turkey, which the Turkish government vehemently denies.
On Monday, he tweeted a link to a video in which a white supremacist leader said, “I have a message for you, white supremacists, you’re all going to die tomorrow.”
The Post editorial board said it had “never seen a president of his stature make so many offensive tweets.”
“The most egregious example was his use of the term ‘collapse,'” the editorial said.
“Trump did not apologize for the use of this term.
Rather, he used it to suggest the U.S. would fall to a collapsing ‘collapistan’ and, in a moment of anger, he called for violence against the ‘white supremacists’ in the streets.
The editorial board added that the president’s comments on the violence against “white supremacists” should not be taken literally.”
He has no respect for his own presidency, for democracy itself.””
But his behavior today suggests he has little respect for the American democratic process.
He has no respect for his own presidency, for democracy itself.”
In a statement, the Trump administration insisted that Trump was not using “hate speech” and “violent imagery.”
“Our administration is committed to the safety and security of all Americans, and has taken every action necessary to protect the safety of our citizens,” the statement read.
“The president was responding to a call to action from thousands of law enforcement officials across the country who were concerned about the violent rhetoric and imagery that was being shared on social media by individuals around the country.
The president has spoken repeatedly about the need to stop the violence and violence against our people, including against the families and friends of the police officers who were killed.”
In his own words, President Trump made clear that the violence on display in Charlottesville was unacceptable.
We will continue to fight for the safety, security, and well-being of all our citizens.
“The Washington Post also criticized the president for his continued calls for a “collapse” of the U,S.A., the editorial wrote.”
It’s an important reminder that Trump, and his staff, believe the nation is on the verge of collapse,” the Post said.”
Trump’s latest tweets are further evidence that the public will not accept this collapse.
“The New York Times also criticized Trump’s remarks on Saturday and Monday.”
His use of ‘collapsing’ to refer to the nation’s political and economic collapse is deeply irresponsible.””
And the president has never apologized for the violent imagery that has circulated on social news sites.
His use of ‘collapsing’ to refer to the nation’s political and economic collapse is deeply irresponsible.”