Trump Quickly Deletes This Completely Unpresidential Tweet – Forgets The Internet Is Forever (TWEET)

Having thoroughly embarrassed himself this morning with a series of angry tweets about the cast of “Hamilton” standing up against his administration’s bigotry, Trump took a pause for the day… and then promptly began another rant about the cast of “Hamilton.” But for reasons that will become obvious shortly, Trump or his staff quickly deleted the tweet.

Trump’s original rant was notable for its sheer dishonesty. According to his telling, the cast “harassed” Mike Pence and Trump demanded an apology.

In reality, they offered the Vice President-elect an elegant plea for tolerance. Perhaps more respectfully than he deserved, given his legacy of viciously going after the LGBT community in his home state of Indiana.

“Vice President-elect Pence we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton, an American Musical. We really do. We sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us. We truly thank you for sharing in this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women of different colors, creeds and orientations and we truly hope that you heard our message sir, because you all represent all of us.”

But hours later, the issue was clearly not resolved. Trump tweeted about “Hamilton” again, but this time deleted his tweet quickly after. Unfortunately for Trump’s team, not quickly enough for the Internet to capture it.

Trump’s campaign has not commented on the deleted tweet. As New York Times reporter Patrick Healy points out, it’s a very rare move for Trump to actually take down one of his tweets – no matter how despicable. Some of the very worst still remain on his account.

However, the sheer pettiness of Trump’s meltdown over “Hamilton” may be to blame. “Couldn’t even memorize lines”? Really? It’s the stuff an 8-year-old might come up with.

It’s been argued that Trump’s on-going rant about the cast of “Hamilton” is actually a devious ploy to distract the country from two major scandals he’s currently facing – the settlement in his fraud trial and the pay-to-play kickbacks he’s getting from foreign diplomats at his hotels – but his latest tweet suggests a much simpler explanation: Trump is profoundly, staggeringly stupid. His tantrums may have the consequences of distracting people from his other major problems, but it is unintended. The way accidentally lighting your house on fire while in the kitchen might cover up for your bad cooking.

Throwing a tantrum, demanding a “safe space” for Pence, whining about the actors who dared ask you to be tolerant, all suggests Trump really is as petty and sad as people have suspected. No wonder he deleted the proof.

Featured image via Alex Wong/Getty Images

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