It’s true that Donald Trump did wish a “Happy New Year” to all, including his “many enemies,” but maybe it’s just the timing that has Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman so sad and troubled.
On New Year's Eve President-elect Trump actually called some fellow Americans his "enemies." Really sad and troubling.
— Thomas L. Friedman (@tomfriedman) January 1, 2017
@tomfriedman ON NEW YEARS EVE
— The Anti-Gnostic (@Anti_Gnostic) January 1, 2017
— Cathy A. Salazar (@LvlyWords) January 1, 2017
Either it’s the clear violation of the holiday spirit, or Friedman has simply forgotten or doesn’t care that Hillary Clinton, during a debate last October, told moderator Anderson Cooper that the enemy she was most proud to have made during her political career was Iran [crickets] … and the Republicans [cheers].
In fact, her campaign thought the line was clever enough to tweet out. Chances are some Americans are also mixed up with some of her other notorious archenemies: the NRA, health insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies.
Hillary on the enemies she's proud to have made: "The NRA, health insurance companies, drug companies, the Iranians…and the Republicans."
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 14, 2015
— Becca H (@LadyOnTheRight1) January 1, 2017
— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) January 1, 2017
No hard feelings, though; the New York Times reported in June that once elected, President Clinton would employ her well known ability to “use alcohol as a political lubricant” to have relaxed, frank discussions with her enemies across the aisle.
@tomfriedman Do you live under a rock?
— Frank Styles (@DJFRANKSTYLES) January 1, 2017
@tomfriedman Hillary called all Republicans and half of America her enemy, troubling.
— Doost (@DLongNJ1) January 1, 2017
@tomfriedman Uh, didn't HRC call half the country "enemies?" I'd certainly consider that troubling.
— Deplorable A Rae (@IheartAlby) January 1, 2017
@tomfriedman I missed it. Did he call them "bitter clingers" or "deplorable?"
— Jim Rose (@JimRoseVSOP) January 1, 2017
@tomfriedman were you as troubled when Pres Obama called fellow Americans his "enemies" and asked his supports to help him punish them?
— bobby parnell (@bdp514am) January 1, 2017
@tomfriedman But it's fine when Clinton does it? Or when Obama does it? They did.
Trump is acting like a Democrat, and you can't stand it.
— Observer (@corrcomm) January 1, 2017
@tomfriedman Thomas, you got destroyed. Literally, everything you promised us turned out to be so…utterly…wrong. please. fly away now.
— JudeClemente (@JudeClemente) January 1, 2017