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Trump turns to attack-tweets when dull Syria tweets fail to interest anyone

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While most of Washington was covered in snow, President Donald Trump seemed bored and lonely, opting to randomly tweet about Stria, Jeff Bezos and a particularly racist anti-Native American tweet.

Trump began his evening with a dull statement about Syria that didn’t seem to garner the attention he desired.

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Out of his 57 million followers, Trump usually can easily score at least 20,000 retweets. These struggled to reach 17,000.

He pivoted into attack mode, in another strange attack on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post. It’s never been uncovered if Trump is more jealous of Bezos’ money or more angry with the lack of favorable coverage, but he hate-tweets both Bezos and the Post regularly.

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Finally, the president pivoted to an outright racist and anti-Native American comment about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

“If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash!” Trump tweeted.

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Trump never seems to understand that while he mocks Warren, he’s insulting all Native people while doing so.

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