Donald Trump thanked former President Barack Obama in a condescending fashion for leaving so many judicial posts and asked, “Why the hell did he leave that?” The former reality show star seems totally unaware that his party blocked confirmations during the Obama administration.
“When I got in, we had over 100 federal judges that weren’t appointed,” Trump said in Ohio on Thursday. “I don’t know why Obama left that. It was like a big, beautiful present to all of us. Why the hell did he leave that?”
“Maybe he got complacent,” President Crazy Pants continued.
“It was like the gift from heaven. We were left judges,” Trump added. “They are the ones that judge all your disputes. They judge on what’s fair on the environment and what’s not fair. Where they’re going to take your farms and factories away and where they’re not.”
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 29, 2018
The Republican-controlled Senate with Majority Leader Mitchel McConnell (Ky.), blocked Obama’s nominees, slowing down confirmations, more than in six decades. Merrick Garland rights a bell. That’s why we call Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court a ‘stolen seat.’
Trump mockingly thanks Obama for leaving him judicial vacancies, saying, “What happened? How did he do that?” What happened was Republicans refused to approve Obama’s judicial nominees.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 29, 2018
*Merrick Garland reads this tweet, turns off his monitor, and lies down on his office couch for a while, breathing deeply* https://t.co/jRWK4Gapdr
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) March 29, 2018
McConnell grins evilly, would tuck his chin if he had one, gleefully beams that he screwed Obama and stuck him with the blame for that screwing, cheerfully signs away last shred of soul to the devil.
— Scandgrrl (@CCCarlson1) March 29, 2018
My head just exploded and my brain fell to the ground in the shape of Merrick Garland. https://t.co/tFFooMDKtC
— 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚒𝚎 (@resisterhood) March 29, 2018
Trump is asking why @BarackObama left him judicial vacancies and suggests it was complacency.
No, @realDonaldTrump, it was an obscene level of Republican obstruction of Obama’s nominees. It wasn’t a present from Obama, it was a present from Mitch McConnell.
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) March 29, 2018
Impossible, @realDonaldTrump does not know what complacency means. Not figuratively, literally. He doesn’t know the definition.
— Joe Nieves (@joepnieves) March 29, 2018
The President is marveling that Obama left so many unfilled judicial vacancies. “What happened? How did he do that?”
I can’t even.
— ((((Peter Sagal)))) (@petersagal) March 29, 2018
Do think Merrick Garland’s smartphone survived after he read this tweet?
— Ronald Wimer (@RonaldWimer) March 29, 2018
It’s almost as if he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
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