Trump promotes a racist and whines about social media in morning meltdown


The self-described 'very stable genius' ranted for 9 hours straight.

Trump spent Thursday morning going on for hours and hours on Twitter, promoting a prominent racist and ranting and whining about the media, Democrats, and banks.

Trump started his meltdown just after midnight by retweeting racist British columnist Katie Hopkins, who name-checked Trump in a tweet promoting right-wing politicians across the world.

Hopkins has claimed that actor Idris Elba cannot play James Bond because he is black and has repeatedly attacked Meghan Markle, who is of mixed race.

Trump went on to promote his White House Summit on social media, where an array of cranks, bigots, and conspiracy theorists are set to appear.

"A big subject today at the White House Social Media Summit will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies," Trump wrote.

Trump and other conservatives have repeatedly claimed without merit that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks are biased against the right.

Trump referred to Deutsche Bank, who is under criminal investigation for money laundering, as the "badly written about and maligned Deutsche Bank" and touted the loans they gave him that are currently under investigation.

Even in promoting himself, Trump managed to get basic facts wrong, with the claim that he launched his presidential campaign in "November, 2016." Trump launched his campaign by smearing Mexicans as rapists in June of 2015.

He described himself as a "true Stable Genius" while attacking Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, who are currently outpolling him.

Then he complained about a local controversy about the pledge of allegiance in a Minnesota town, and said that would lead to an electoral victory for him there in 2020. Trump lost to Hillary Clinton in Minnesota in 2016.

He touted unemployment numbers and referred to "Barrack Obama [sic]."

As the tirade entered its 9th hour, Trump also echoed a defense of his child cages from Fox News and complained — again — about upcoming congressional testimony from Robert Mueller.

Trump's instability, volatility and pathetic childishness were on full display for the entire world to see, all before 11 a.m.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.