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Rosie DiManno: Thin-skinned Donald Trump can’t take Twitter criticism

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11.07.2019

No Mr. President, you cannot shot-block on Twitter.

Live by the tweet, skewed by the tweet.

Donald Trump has some 67 million Twitter followers. I dare say a considerable number of them are in it for the yuk-yuk ‘n’ yuck factor: Can you believe what that scrote said today? Because scarcely a morning goes by without the leader of the free world blowing bilge out his arse. Or investing himself with vainglorious praise.

He wakes up in the early a.m., he giddy-ups on his talking hobby horse, the world shudders and the State Department — what’s left of a demoralized diplomatic corps — tries to stamp out fires.

Nothing anybody could do about rescuing Britain’s ambassador to the U.S., Sir Kim Darroch, who resigned on Wednesday, three days after the Mail on Sunday splashed his leaked memos across the ankle-biting tabloid’s pages. “We don’t really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction-riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept.”

One day after Trump clapped back: “The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy … I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool.”

Darroch was communicating privately (he believed) to his government via cables, albeit ignoring warnings from the Foreign Office — at the dawn of the internet — to commit nothing to electronic pouches that they wouldn’t want to see on the front page of the Daily Mail. Everything is a potential Wiki-leak. Although what’s an envoy to do when relaying the distemper of the times is essentially the job description?

Trump’s bilious, often........

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