National treasure Stephen King, known for his masterful use of the English language in creating some of the most memorable stories in American literary history, took to his Twitter account over the weekend to blast national embarrassment President Donald Trump.
In a weekend full of (despite Trump’s tweeted lies about their size) large-scale protests demanding the President release his taxes for the public to see, King got in on the action with one, simple, incredibly direct tweet:
Pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it? What is Trump hiding in those tax returns that he thinks dropping massive bombs can distract us from?
Trump is clearly in the mood for a war, but let’s take a trip down memory lane for a moment. Check out the dates on these Tweets:
or these, in 2013:
Let’s dissect these Tweets a little in the light of last night’s attacks.
First, Trump’s current approval rating is somewhere around 35%, among the lowest in our nation’s history. Could it be that he is now desperate to boost his ratings (or distract from the ongoing Russian investigations)?
Second, we still run the risk of more debt and long-term conflict from these military actions. Nothing has changed there. There have been bigger and worse attacks by the Assad regime in Syria, so why the sudden change of heart over this one?
Third, and perhaps most ironically, Trump did not get Congressional approval for these strikes, something he criticized Obama for, even though Obama tried and failed to get it.
Sorry, Trump, but we aren’t buying the distractions.