Trump’s first official tweet as president-elect demonstrated his utter contempt for the First Amendment: “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!” In Trumpville “unfairness” trumps the First Amendment every time.
Twenty-four hours later, most likely after much cajoling from his handlers, Trump tweeted: “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!”
Don’t be fooled. Just look at the rouges’ gallery he is eyeing for the “men” (yes, men) who will soon be, as he tweeted, “…. running our government.” Names like: “build the wall,” Senator Jeff Session, “All men cheat on their wives,” Rudy (the Vampire) Giuliani , and the Trump campaign’s CEO and former editor of the alt-right Breitbart news and opinion website, Steve Bannon. All are illustrative of the type of “men” who will soon being “running our government.”
Over and over again Trump has laid his cards on the table for all to see. Don’t be fooled by any sleight of hand, or in Trump’s case, twitter. This is nothing more than three- card monte and the marks are the American people.