Responding to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) barring him from delivering a State of the Union address during the government shutdown, President Donald Trump whined that Democrats have become “radicalized” in the month since the border wall shutdown began.
“I’m not surprised,” the president told reporters after Pelosi’s announcement. “It’s really a shame what’s happening with the Democrats. They’ve become radicalized.”
TRUMP on Pelosi saying she won't let him give SOTU in House chamber: "I'm not surprised. It's really a shame what's happening w/the Democrats. They have become radicalized. We they don't want to see crime stop on the border. It's really a shame. *This will go on for a while*." pic.twitter.com/B1oTqrQ5aU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 23, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Twitter users naturally had something to say about it.
“Narcissists often project what they’re doing by accusing others of doing it,” one user tweeted. “Gaslighting is making the victim feel like the attacker.”
The president’s “tactics are transparent,” the user added, noting that “the only people being radicalized” are his fans.
Narcissists often project what they’re doing by accusing others of doing it. Gaslighting is making the victim feel like the attacker. trump’s tactics are transparent.
— mamabear (@lmoon79) January 23, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Yet another pointed out that Trump may not know the definition of the word “radicalized.”
“I don’t think he knows what radicalized means, honestly,” they wrote. “It’s just a dumb thing to say.”
Trump's calling dem's radicalized now after he got shut out. "you're so mean this is cruel i want i want it give it to me", basically.
I just… i don't think he knows what radicalized means, honestly. It's just a dumb thing to say.
— hedge.txt | Mostly Inactive, except when not (@hedgeberg) January 23, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
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“Radicalized” is such dog whistle, dangerous language… https://t.co/R5bwGYAkuD
— Don Champion (@DonChampionTV) January 23, 2019
Trump has the nerve to say “Dems have been radicalized”. Projection much?
Pelosi: No State of the Union in the House until shutdown ends – CNN Politics https://t.co/3NhqgG3HSk
— Mara (@travelgeek770) January 23, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
He’s right. We’re putting kids in cages, making our kids senior advisers, kissing up to Russia and trashing our allies… Wait. Did he say WE have become radicalized? https://t.co/SMulpzsfpN
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) January 23, 2019
LOL! Who has been radicalized? Looks like the GOP have been transformed by Trump into a foreign agency. https://t.co/hgSR4m98gs
— Witch🌬 (@DivinaMusicWtch) January 23, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Trump tells reporters, following Pelosi's rescinding of SOTU invite, that the Democrats have "become radicalized," per pooler @SmithInAmerica.
A figure of speech more often used about militants/terrorists than about political parties, but here we are.
— Niall Stanage (@NiallStanage) January 23, 2019
Stop with the wall already. You should have enough info to know that’s technology & border agents will reduce crime. You can shore up weak areas where a barrier would help. The crimes come thru ports of entry. Stop the shutdown & the Dems are not radicalized, although u are! https://t.co/wPLuXlrE4B
— Janet Frazier (@Sparkies53) January 23, 2019
Yes, the people acting in accordance with the Constitution are "radicalized"…loser.
— Azure J (@JA1276) January 23, 2019