A former Trump official resigned this week after posting a string of offenses about Obama, then blaming it on something ridiculous.
It would be easy for someone to think they could attack Obama without and consequences – after all, look at who our president is.
Let’s just look at some of the dumb attacks Trump has launched over the years:
Obama’s Birth Certificate:
An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that @BarackObama‘s birth certificate is a fraud.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2012
How amazing, the State Health Director who verified copies of Obama’s “birth certificate” died in plane crash today. All others lived
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2013
For someone who pitches fits about “Fake News”, his source here is pretty funny…
Wake Up America! See article: “Israeli Science: Obama Birth Certificate is a Fake” http://t.co/f7esUdSz
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2012
Then, he attacked Obama based on people dropping from his cabinet:
3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why @BarackObama can’t manage to pass his agenda.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2012
Then, he attacked Obama’s decisions in Syria (which, while the Syrian business did get a little messy, he jumped in himself, so…)
The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria,fix U.S.A.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013
Point is, if your boss was a bit of a loose cannon, you probably wouldn’t feel the need to show restraint yourself.
What’s Happening Now:
Trump’s appointee to a Department of Energy post has posted inflammatory comments about Obama and his family for some time. Now, however, he’s claiming that none of the comments were made by him, and that he was the victim of “cyber attacks and Internet crimes” that lasted over the course of several years.
“Well, it is a fact: Obama is the son of a fourth-rate p&*n actress and w@!re,” a comment read.
William C. Bradford, Trump’s appointee to head the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, made the claim in response to significant evidence uncovered by CNN’s KFile that suggests an account on the online commenting service Disqus belongs to him. The account was made private earlier this year but is linked to Bradford through the Google cache. The user commented on articles written by Bradford and made clear references to being the author of the articles. In one comment, the account directed a fellow commenter to contact him at Bradford’s email address and phone number.
Many of the comments left by the account mirror what Bradford has said publicly. The user also made multiple references to joining the Trump administration and referenced key details that match up with Bradford’s biography.
Whenever the press has reached out to Bradford, he, of course, claims he “can’t comment.”
Typical Trump-like behavior – says whatever he wants, with no regard for the truth, then he doesn’t want to face the music afterward.