GOP Is Reusing Their '16 Platform ... Which Calls Out 'The Current President'
If there's one thing Donald Trump is good at it is being self-critical.
Oh, what is this? All of those tweets were originally intended to be about Barack Obama? It's funny how that works and it's funny too how the current Republican Party Platform says this:
"The survival of the internet as we know it is at risk. Its gravest peril originates in the White House, the current occupant of which has launched a campaign, both at home and internationally, to subjugate it to agents of government."
Yes, Donald Trump is so practiced in roasting himself from that past that now his entire party is doing it. You see, that little tidbit criticizing the current administration was from 2016's party platform, you know, the one where Barack Obama was still president. The Republicans liked it so much that they haven't bothered to update it. That Donald Trump is such a menace online, literally looking to put the internet at risk, is just another one of those beautiful slices of irony that you can only get freshly baked from the oven of Real Life.
It goes on to say, "The current administration has exceeded its constitutional authority, brazenly and flagrantly violated the separation of powers, sought to divide America into groups and turn citizen against citizen." Again, this was meant to be about Barack Obama. Still, Republicans are looking to keep it exactly as is for the 2020 convention, partly because of logistics, but also because of how horny it gets them.
Said senior counsel to the campaign, Justin Clark, "President Trump won in 2016 with this platform and he'll win again in 2020 with this platform."
This platform, by the way, states:
"The Middle East is more dangerous now than at any time since the Second World War. Whatever their disagreements, presidents of both parties had always prioritized America's national interests, the trust of friendly governments, and the security of Israel. That sound consensus was replaced with impotent grandstanding on the part of the current President and his Secretaries of State. The results have been ruinous for all parties except Islamic terrorists and their Iranian and other sponsors."
Are we sure this isn't intentional?
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