Robert De Niro
The Red Hen
UCLA basketball players
Stunning, no? And as Gelles notes, this is far from a complete list of Twitter attacks from Trump. To expand on Gelles’ list, here’s some of what Trump has recently tweeted about the 11 people, places or things listed above.
In each of these cases, Trump would say he is responding to being attacked — whether directly (as is the case with De Niro) or indirectly (NFL players kneeling). They hit him. So he hit them back.
And yet: The US intelligence community has unanimously concluded that Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 election — a move that seems like a direct shot at, well, democracy itself. And Trump remains silent on Putin and the country he rules. Hmmm.