George Takei just undid 8 years of phony outrage and hysteria by Donald Trump and his supporters in one single tweet.
This isn’t simply a glib troll attack on the President and his minions by the Star Treak turned Twitter savant. Back in February, just a month into his so-called “Drain the Swamp” presidency, The Washington Post showed in detail just how blatantly hypocritical Trump was being with his insistence on playing golf so frequently – all on the tax payer’s dime.
Among the many hypocritical tweets and statements they cite, there’s this doozy about vacations as a whole:
As a candidate, Trump said at one point that he wouldn’t take vacations and wouldn’t even depart the White House very often.
“I would rarely leave the White House, because there’s so much work to be done,” he told The Hill newspaper in June 2015. “I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”
For anyone who knew His Orangeness before he entered politics, this fascination with the fairways should come as no surprise. In an interview with Golf Magazine in November 2008, just days, coincidentally, after America elected Barrack Obama President, he said this:
I play [golf] as much as I can, but generally only on weekends. Plus, because I own the courses, I don’t feel guilty playing because I consider it work. I can say, “Fix that tree,” and then it’s work. [Laughs.]
You’d think Trump’s supporters, who ate-up and magnified the fake outrage over the last president’s golf outings, would be lining up to express their disappointment, but you’d be wrong. Their silence, however, is more deafening than they’ll ever realize.
Peter Mellado is a writer, producer, and a branding and messaging specialist with over 15 years experience. He studied history at San Jose State University, and resides in Los Angeles.