As Twitchy pointed out Saturday, not every single thing that President Trump says or tweets needs a snarky response from The Resistance. Vox’s Aaron Rupar actually deleted his tweet about Trump claiming to have invented Labor Day when it turned out he was reading exactly the same proclamation that every president, including Barack Obama, reads that day.
So no, Trump doesn’t think he invented Labor Day, and we’re also pretty sure he didn’t congratulate Poland on being invaded by the Nazis — but Aaron Blake of The Washington Post seems to think he did:
Analysis: Trump congratulates Poland on its Nazi invasion https://t.co/8gbd9pdTQw
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 3, 2019
As we know, Trump canceled his trip to Poland, which was commemorating the anniversary of the start of World War II, in order to stay behind and monitor Hurricane Dorian; Vice President Mike Pence went in his place. But on Sunday, Trump was asked about the trip, and this is what he said:
I do have a great message for Poland. And we have Mike Pence, our vice president, is just about landing right now. And he is representing me. I look forward to being there soon.
But I just want to congratulate Poland. It’s a great country with great people. We also have many Polish people in our country; it could be 8 million. We love our Polish friends. And I will be there soon.
It is just us or did we miss the part where he congratulated Poland on its Nazi invasion? How does, “It’s a great country with great people” play into that narrative?
President Trump is known to make the odd comment here and there about foreign nations, often because he doesn’t seem particularly versed in what’s happening in them. But even by his standards, this was quite a weekend.
Trump was asked Sunday about the trip to Poland he canceled to monitor Hurricane Dorian. Asked if he had a message for that country, which was commemorating the anniversary of the start of World War II, Trump decided to … congratulate it?
Congratulate it on being a great country with great people? That’s not odd.
This is total bullshit and the story is based off of a tweet from Vox’s Aaron Rupar, which shows just how low the standards at The Washington Post are https://t.co/4jVEGM6wnV
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 3, 2019
Their own reporting doesn't support the headline. Congrats on becoming a free, successful nation despite Poland's history. Very much like the "good ppl on both sides" misquote. I'm Polish. Gr. Granpa left before Nazis invaded. I've seen the numbers tatooed on arms myself.
— Kelly Schouviller (@MooAnn64) September 3, 2019
Aaron Rupar @atrupar …you mean the guy who deleted a Trump-bashing tweet about Labor Day because he realized Obama had used the same language? That guy???
— Billy (@Billy87147467) September 3, 2019
How do they get away with printing complete lies? It's sickening!!
— Robbie Wilsdorf (@RobbieWilsdorf) September 3, 2019
TDS is real, and worsening.
The only good thing about the Washington Post is John Philip Sousa.
— Retired Inspector (and character judge) (@AirCop264) September 3, 2019
People who believe that are just grasping at straws. "But I just want to congratulate Poland. It’s a great country with great people. We also have many Polish people in our country; it could be 8 million. We love our Polish friends. And I will be there soon."
— LadyAnon✝️??? (@LadyAnon5) September 3, 2019
“Oh, and great job on being invaded by Nazi Germany.”
For those who DON't read the story and take the WAPO title…… pic.twitter.com/jooGPR4ZSm
— ?⚖️DECLASS⚖️? (@trumps_all) September 3, 2019
They are flat out lying now. Washington Compost stays true to form.
— Stable Genius (@larondeb1) September 3, 2019
The aftermath of a collapsed narrative!
— John Dibble (@AbujaPeacemaker) September 3, 2019
Top tier TDS on full display here congrats @washingtonpost
— wah wah wah (@_clamtxt) September 3, 2019
For anyone who believes this headline: There’s a Nigerian prince trying to get his money out who need your help and a small donation. You could be rich!
— BrainTweez (@BrainTweez) September 3, 2019
The analysis is bad, but the clickbait headline is just unforgivable. And reporters wonder why we don’t trust them anymore.
Vox journalist Aaron Rupar deletes his dunk on Trump because Obama said the same thing https://t.co/LoXVN5Se67
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 3, 2019