As Twitchy recently reported, U.S. Air Forces Europe said Thursday it was perfectly fine that airmen at Ramstein Air Base in Germany brought their MAGA hats to be autographed by the president as he made a surprise Christmas visit (that the media had already reported didn’t happen).
President Trump on Thursday decided to hit CNN with another accusation of fake news:
CNN & others within the Fake News Universe were going wild about my signing MAGA hats for our military in Iraq and Germany. If these brave young people ask me to sign their hat, I will sign. Can you imagine my saying NO? We brought or gave NO hats as the Fake News first reported!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2018
That doesn’t mean that the New York Times was going to withhold its piece on the way Trump “shattered norms” during his visits to Iraq and Germany.
He singled out red MAGA caps in a sea of military fatigues, signed a "Trump 2020" patch and accused Pelosi and dems of being weak on border security. Now Trump is facing accusations that he was playing politics with the military. https://t.co/netRsL2eeP
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) December 28, 2018
Nancy Pelosi and Democrats are weak on border security. Are we supposed to be upset about that? Apparently so, but we’re really supposed to be skeptical — bordering on paranoid — about the MAGA hats.
Do we believe that troops had the time/money to order MAGA hats on the off chance trump might show up to sign them? We are to believe that ALL the troops would risk their job by breaking the rule? Do you really believe everyone had a hat already? I don't believe it!
— Marilyn Williams (@mkmwilliams) December 28, 2018
Yes, everyone had a hat. Just check the photos … look at all those hats! There must be at least … four!
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) December 27, 2018
I’m sure he brought the #Individual1 caps. He insults our intelligence. I wonder if his base is just plain stupid or just too stubborn to admit they were wrong when they voted for him.
— masama (@mamoll) December 28, 2018
Those hats looked well creased & brand new.
— Truth (@KCAddison68) December 28, 2018
I saw a photo earlier on my feed of hats with the cardboard still around the rim. I doubt those are all personally owned hats before Trump arrived.
— eriatarrka (@eriatarrka) December 28, 2018
“On my feed of hats.” Again, he didn’t bring the hats. We knew this yesterday.
This looks like a group of people who hate their boss
— Travis Daller (@CoachDaller) December 28, 2018
Yeah, funny how the Times used that photo and not this one:
He sees nothing wrong with this. To him every single act as #idiotinchief has one purpose and it is political.
— Jim (@electric_jrh) December 28, 2018
What, will he only get ONE scoop of ice cream instead of two?
— Diana Roby (@RobyDianaroby02) December 28, 2018
He was playing politics. However, in his defense, he doesn’t know how to behave appropriately, let alone interact meaningfully with people.
— Rabbi Shaina (@RabbiShaina) December 28, 2018
This is probably our favorite:
Needs investigation. Appears even worse. MAGA hat holder does not appear to be in uniform. Is he a soldier? Or is he an operative?
— Sheila Canavan (@SheilaCanavan1) December 28, 2018
Yes, he was an undercover Russian operative who was given a MAGA hat to hold. This must be investigated.
— Goldylocks (@BustaBrown8) December 28, 2018
U r all shameless!
— AztecDiego (@JimDenny52) December 28, 2018
"You don't spend enough time with our troops!"
"Quit spending time with our troops"
— sad boy hours (@thebigbadidiot) December 28, 2018
Y’all just look for stuff to be outraged about. No average American could care less about this.
— Stefan Linge (@stefanlinge) December 28, 2018
You would deprive our Troops of a bit of fun at a time of year when they should be home with their families? You're a cruel and heartless person. I wish I had a MAGA hat to wear.
— DARREL BOYD (@DARRELBOYD4) December 28, 2018
Reality break: A lot of the troops like Trump. Accept it. What a media clusterf**k.
So people on this site accused Trump of exposing a "covert" Navy SEAL team in Iraq (he didn't) and tried to go after some service members for violating DOD policy on political activity (they didn't).
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 28, 2018
Media hardest hit: US Air Forces Europe says airmen holding MAGA caps did nothing wrong https://t.co/PewfZurB6w
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 28, 2018