One Ridiculous Thing: The President’s Cat Tweet about Sharpie-Gate

There are no words for this one.  The President ridiculed the media for its extensive coverage of his incorrect, illegal and dangerous tweets and (mis)statements about the track of Hurricane Dorian.  This is funny – but not really.  When you consider the suffering and devastation Hurricane Dorian caused in the Bahamas, or the people in North Carolina still stranded on Ocracoke Island because they would not or could not evacuate, this tweet is callous and beneath the dignity of the office and the oath he took to protect and defend the nation.

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