Always treasure this wisdom from CNN’s Chris Cillizza:
Let me say for the billionth time: Reporters don't root for a side. Period. https://t.co/dhH8eherOR
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 16, 2016
Vox journalist Aaron Rupar has left some provably false tweets up, so we guess we have to give him credit for realizing his dunk on President Trump on Labor Day wasn’t quite what he thought it was. It turns out that every president proclaims in Labor Day each year with some boilerplate text. Even Barack Obama did it … so this tweet he’ll delete, not because it was wrong, but because it zinged Obama too.
Deleted this tweet because Obama’s Labor Day statements included this language too pic.twitter.com/KTXWSTIKiF
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 2, 2019
“Does he … does he think he just created Labor Day?” Um, no. Like we said, every president does that every year:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2, 2019, as Labor Day. I call upon all public officials and people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that honor the contributions and resilience of working Americans.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
“Deleted tweet making fun of Trump because it turns out our Lord and savior did it too.” pic.twitter.com/AGfLz2tgbT
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) September 2, 2019
Pro tip —> before you pop off on Trump, always check to see if what the Democrat president/administration did in the same situation. It’ll save you a lot of embarrassment. https://t.co/PGoHHS5ECl
— CJ ?? (@MeedgeKnowsBest) September 2, 2019
That’s just boilerplace legalese for observing official holidays. Every President for decades has probably just cut & pasted their name into that proclamation.
— #StandWithKashmir (@TexaNerDervish) September 2, 2019
Aww! Propaganda busted?
— (¬_¬) (@abcovfefe) September 2, 2019
I’m not owned! https://t.co/njbEqlTo9C
— Jennifer *pouncing* Bossypants ? (@ajenable) September 2, 2019
Admitting you have a problem is step 1. https://t.co/wpG5EZTeTs
— Jeff Godwin (@JeffGodwin) September 2, 2019
You better be careful or someone might accuse you of being a fair journalist! ?
— puppymonkeybaby (@apzanolli) September 2, 2019
It's standard proclamation language.
You're so deranged with hate you can't see past it.
— California Minority (@conserve_a) September 2, 2019
I think that exposes you as a hack.
— who? ❌ (@Jbyrne76) September 2, 2019
Oof. How's that "I don't need to be informed on a topic to offer an opinion" stance going?
— InTheRightColumn (@TheRightColumn) September 2, 2019
Been going strong all day.
Sorry this is happening to you.
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) September 2, 2019
'I am that someone': Parkland father Ryan Petty puts Vox's Aaron Rupar in his place over 'arcane gun terminology' https://t.co/gXOcJKu9ZI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 2, 2019