Today, a very important question was answered:
Q: What’s even funnier than the President throwing shade at the top GOP candidate’s campaign without even mentioning his name?
A: Watching the GOP candidate’s patriotic supporters have a major meltdown over their country being called great.
President Obama calls out Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” by letting everyone know America is great now.
As Obama alludes to in the beginning of the forthcoming clip, it’s not an uncommon tactic during election time for the party that hasn’t had one of their representatives in the presidential seat to talk about how horrible things are with the other side in power. This election season has certainly been no exception, and perhaps no one better exemplifies this than current GOP front-runner, Donald Trump.
Years of hateful, racist Tea Party rhetoric have resulted in a republican party that seems to blindly, yet loudly, support Trump no matter what he says or does. Clearly hungry for a “non-politician” who exudes more blustering bravado than a poorly written cartoon character, he’s become what Bill Maher termed the republican’s unstoppable “Godzilla.”
Trump been seen at many of his events wearing the infamous hat with the slogan “Make America Great Again,” and often says that America doesn’t win anymore. This is followed with the promise that if he is elected, “we will have so much winning that you may get bored with winning.”
This is probably whyPresident Obama didn’t have to mention Trump’s name, or even an elusive comment about a “certain candidate,” for everyone to know what and who he was talking about when he says:
America’s winning right now. America is great right now.
Obama is quick to follow that by saying we, as a nation, can do better. He then mentions a specific example about a proposal to close the carried interest loophole as one way he thinks things could improve for everyone.
Keeping it classy: Trump supporters’ reaction to Obama– temper tantrums that put any two-year-old to shame.
Ironically enough, many of the same Trump supporters who would probably tell any liberal who points out specific errors or parts of the nation that could be improved that if they don’t like it to “get out,” take this as an excuse to rag on America and Obama.
Nothing says patriotism like trashing this country or it’s leader, as long as they disagree with you. I have no problem and think it’s necessary to continuously question and improve the status quo, but I don’t see anything more substantive that hateful rants in these comments. Of course, to these people any opportunity to call Obama a muslim terrorist is also welcome, and below are some screen captures of these reactions via Facebook here and here:
Way to keep it classy everyone.