Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) has announced that he has made the brave decision to unfollow Donald Trump on Twitter following the president’s criticisms of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
“I’m unfollowing the President of the United States today on Twitter, because his feed is the most hate-filled, racist, and demeaning of the 200+ I follow, and it regularly ruins my day to read it. So I’m just going to stop. I can’t believe I just typed that,” Murphy tweeted.
I’m unfollowing the President of the United States today on Twitter, because his feed is the most hate-filled, racist, and demeaning of the 200+ I follow, and it regularly ruins my day to read it. So I’m just going to stop.
I can’t believe I just typed that.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 28, 2019
Someone throw this man a parade. Hoist him on your shoulders and carry him through the streets while citizens sing his praises.
The fact that the tweet from Murphy was written with any seriousness should be concerning. This is a U.S. lawmaker and one of his big decisions of the day was to … unfollow someone on Twitter?
What does this accomplish? The president sports over 62 million followers and his tweets are regularly covered in the media because he’s, you know, the president, so what does one person unfollowing him even mean?
This is virtue-signaling at its worst. It’s pathetic. It’s stomach-turning. It’s embarrassing.
Another point Murphy seems to be missing here is that if anyone should be following Trump on Twitter, it’s government officials like himself. He works in Congress and if there’s any hope of Congress actually accomplishing something with the help of the president, it might be a good idea for them to be informed. One of the ways to be informed is to follow the president on Twitter.
Murphy’s tweets follow many other leftists blasting Trump as racist for criticizing Cummings on Twitter.
“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” the president originally tweeted about Cummings.
He continued, “His district is considered the Worst in the USA as proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming[s’] District is a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could clean up this very dangerous & filthy mess.”
While leftists like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have tried using the tweets as evidence of Trump’s supposed racism, facts are on the side of the president. Cummings’ congressional district is seriously struggling, as statistics and firsthand reports have shown.
What’s even more head-scratching about these accusations of racism is that prominent liberals have criticized Baltimore in the past, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and David Simon, who created the popular HBO series “The Wire” which depicted the out-of-control crime and corruption in the city for five highly-praised seasons.
Murphy is not the only leftist to announce the fact that he’s unfollowing the president following the Cummings drama. Others are just as desperate to earn praises for their digital bravery.
“Unfollowing @realDonaldTrump because I don’t follow racists, and his feed is the most divisive and hate filled #WhitePeopleAgainstRacism,” one user tweeted.
— shelly beck (@shellybeck19) July 28, 2019
Others simply encouraged people to unfollow the president:
Take away his voice #unfollowtrump
— NEON (@NeonTunes) July 28, 2019
I think we all need to #UnfollowTrump today. Enough with his racism and hatred.
— FU45🌊🌊🌊 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@TrumpIsANimrod) July 28, 2019
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