by Joseph Curl
July 17, 2019
When I saw President Trump’s odd tweets over the weekend — the ones that told four American lawmakers to “go home” — my first thought was about Napoleon Bonaparte, who famously said, “Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.”
That’s just what the Democrats had been doing for weeks. In their first presidential debate last month, all but a few of the 20 candidates running for the White House pledged to give illegal aliens free health care and said crossing the border illegally should be just like getting a parking ticket. Two 2020 hopefuls — Sen. Cory A. Booker and former Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke — even traveled to the border to personally try to get foreigners into the United States.
And just last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was racist for “the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color” in her and three of her colleagues. That tiff exploded into a catfight, with Pelosi once again dismissing AOC and the other members of what’s now known as “The Squad” — Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
So Trump leaping in with incendiary tweets certainly overshadowed the infighting in the Democratic Party and drew the focus away from their terrible policies. Crazy, right?
Yup. Crazy like a fox.
“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” Trump tweeted Saturday.
“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” the president tweeted.
Sure, Trump was completely wrong about where the four “originally came from.” Just one of the four women he apparently targeted were born outside the U.S.; Omar came to America as a refugee when her family fled war-torn Somalia, and she became a U.S. citizen when she was 12.
But there was method to Trump’s madness, which he clearly defined in a later tweet, just as House Democrats banded together to call for a vote to condemn the president’s remarks.