As American tensions over the COVID-19 outbreak reach their boiling point, senior Obama officials are taking all kinds of unprovoked shots at President Trump. Barack Obama’s official White House photographer has decided that they would like to get in on the action. We are not sure who this type of behavior actually benefits.
Pete Souza is the White House photographer in question and his recent tweet is about as disrespectful as it gets. While he has since deleted his Twitter account, he should have done that before he fired off his potty mouthed insults. Do Souza or any of these other Trump haters realize what they are doing?
When Trump or the people adjacent to him insult the left, what happens next? They get accused of inciting violence. Where are these critiques when it comes to what the left has to say, though? They are nowhere to be found. That’s because the left always feels like they are justified for whatever they say, no matter what it may be.
Souza’s tweet was a doozy. He asks if he is allowed to drop an F bomb on Twitter, which is a silly question in and of itself. We are allowed to use whatever language we want on Twitter. The beauty of Twitter (or the curse, depending on your point of view) is that you can essentially say whatever you want.
You just have to be willing to take whatever comes with it. The quote tweets are sure to come raining down when you say things that are impolite or incorrect. Souza was clearly not willing to take the heat and it shows. People love to take their shots at the current president but they tend to fold pretty quickly once they realize that the court of public opinion is not going to be on their side.
It’s especially funny coming from a member of the administration that loved bragged about going high when other people go low. Once Souza asked if he could use the F word, he directed it towards Trump and referred to him as a pathetic human being. The Resistance crowd may have eaten this nonsense up but everyone else was not as easy to fool.
All you need to do to impress them is say mean things about Trump. Their bar for acceptance is that low. Soledad O’Brien even stepped up to offer her approval. Is this what passes for journalism nowadays? Souza deleting his account shows how regrettable this sort of behavior is.
If he regretted the tweet within hours, why didn’t all of the people who liked it and shared it feel the same way? The disconnect in these instances is astonishing. This man had the same Twitter account since 2017 and decided to ditch it because of the backlash that his tweet received.
Yes, you are.
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) April 4, 2020
This is the sort of behavior that is typically reserved for trolls who are constantly being suspended for trying to actively annoy people. The pandemic is causing Americans to fight with one another more often than usual and while this is understandable on a certain level, government officials do not need to stoop to this level.
They are the ones who should be setting a positive example by coming together during these sorts of moments. How are the American people supposed to come together when this is the lesson that they are being taught? These are the same liberals that will cry Trump’s supposed lack of class but then they turn around and behave like this.
We are waiting for the statement from Obama himself. Knowing him, he will act as if he had nothing to do with the tweet and disavow Souza’s words. One of the best tricks that he has been able to pull is convincing the left that he is on their side, even while backtracking and disassociating himself. That’s why he’s made sure to derail Bernie Sanders at every turn.
If he felt the same way as the Resistance crowd, he would probably be cosigning these statements. Instead, he is staying in the background and doing whatever he can to help Joe Biden. Souza’s avatar photo on Twitter was a picture of him with the former president.
This was his only claim to fame and now he’s been forced to delete it. We are sure that he got the call from Barack not long after the tweet started to circulate. Maybe Souza will think twice in the future before he decides to take random potshots at the current leader of the free world. It is safe to say that this tweet did not go as planned.