UPDATE about 5 minutes after this went up: TRUMP ORDERS MISSILE STRIKES ON SYRIA
Here are a few initial reactions to the strikes on Twitter, followed by my original post:
We are all so so so so dumb pic.twitter.com/vfEOFwUNve
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) April 14, 2018
Could be a coincidence that this military strike is launching just as his "fixer" and longtime attorney's office has been raided and a reports emerge that Mueller has confirmed a critical part of the dossier.
But it also could not be a coincidence.
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 14, 2018
America can't purge the world of evil. We can't even purge the White House of evil.
— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) April 14, 2018
Bolton had a big first week!
— Erin Antifa Plane Ryan (@morninggloria) April 14, 2018
This year we have admitted 11 (eleven) refugees from the country we are striking today. https://t.co/3kPLZmBOFd
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) April 14, 2018
Never fucking forget. Use every word Trump has ever said against him. pic.twitter.com/HwwRONRIpi
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) April 14, 2018
By David Futrelle
So much going on today.Trump is losing it on Twitter as he contemplates firing Rod Rosenstein — which would basically trigger a constitutional crises — and/or launching what will almost certainly be a disastrous attack on Syria (even by normal US foreign policy standards).
But wait there’s more! Apparently Mueller has evidence that Michael Cohen lied about not being in Prague for a meeting discussed in the Steele dossier. Gosh, that “dodgy dossier” seems to be full of actual true things, while Michael Cohen’s mouth seems to be full of lies. Oh, and Comey started his book tour today. And Trump fucking pardoned Scooter Libby!
The day isn’t even over yet.
Here’s an actual tweet from the actual president today:
DOJ just issued the McCabe report – which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey – McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2018
And here’s an old Tweet from his dodgy lawyer:
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 11, 2017
NARRATOR: But he had been to Prague.
Here’s Mr. Cohen today:
when ur incredibly stressed and someone says not to worry pic.twitter.com/r4urrv4TK2
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) April 13, 2018
Meanwhile, some fans of pretty alt-lite ladies are having a little trouble trying to create artistic tributes to their goddesses:
hahahahahaha oh my god pic.twitter.com/Xu0lqwrBXs
— giving hi fives from a moving car (@KrangTNelson) April 13, 2018
Some transphobes are having trouble with pronouns. The CONCEPT of pronouns, that is.
In other news:
Black teen misses bus, gets shot at after asking for directions in Rochester Hills https://t.co/SwP839pQTE
— deray (@deray) April 13, 2018
I envy Zelda:
It's been a roller coaster 24 hours. I was awake for two of them. pic.twitter.com/z8hV7KqbYP
— Curious Zelda (@CuriousZelda) April 13, 2018