I considered wading in on the Twitter twaddle between President Trump and the socialist “squad,” but figured enough mud was being splattered on the walls already. What could I add?
But today the morning paper’s columnist Victor Joecks saved me the trouble and said what I meant to say, only far more succinctly:
When your political opponents are rhetorically clubbing each other to death, you stand back, shut up and get out of the way.
Unless you’re Trump, who — blinded by his own genius at shaping political stories — decided this was a great time to criticize AOC and her squad.
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” had engaged in a social media slap fight with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, dividing the Democrat Party, and Trump just couldn’t resist wading in and uniting them, resulting in last night’s near-party line vote in the House to condemn Trump.
USA Today recounts: “The resolution, which said Trump’s “racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” passed by an overall vote of 240-187.”
When your opponents are squabbling among themselves, let them, don’t unite them, Mr. “stable genius.”