Is Donald Trump’s new campaign manager a double agent for the Democrats or just plain stupid? Giving the acceptance speech on the White House lawn was strange enough, but Gettysburg? ????
Gettysburg would be good. Appomattox would be even better. https://t.co/9L9gPfKyT7
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) August 10, 2020
What occurred to me is that maybe this was said as snark, and Trump didn’t understand that, so he proudly got on his tweet box and tooted his own horn. If, on the other hand, this is on the level, it’s just more wood on the fire of how out of touch the Republican party really is.
Gettysburg would be the correct historical echo. https://t.co/G7iYGOICsq
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) August 10, 2020
Trump's Gettysburg Address: "Four whores and seven NDAs ago…" https://t.co/XmVml77mM1
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) August 10, 2020
Setting yourself up for comparison to one of the greatest US speeches of all time in a setting redolent of the South’s defeat, very wise choice. https://t.co/rpYA8M1EhK
— Susan of Texas (@SusanofTexas) August 10, 2020
This will be the second time the confederacy tries to take Gettysburg. May it go as badly for you as it did the first time.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) August 10, 2020
Symbolism is clear. He’s messaging that he’s defending “a way of life.” Dog whistling his pack to come home.
— PMCinTX (@PMCinTN) August 10, 2020
Seems more like an air raid siren than a dog whistle to me. Maybe his supporters will come out and bring their Confederate flags. Maybe they’ll be dressed in sheets. Who knows? This is not a bright idea, whoever came up with it.