A Democratic lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives scolded President Trump for not spending enough time with his 11-year-old son, Barron.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) made the sickening statement on New Year’s Eve — when Trump, first lady Melania and Barron were all actually attending a party together.
‘He golfs when he could be reading or be in church or be with his family. Never see him with Barron,” Cohen wrote on Twitter. “You’d think he’d be golfing with Dad occasionally but narcissists only engage in activities where they are the show.”
He golfs when he could be reading or be in church or be with his family. Never see him with Barron. You’d think he’d be golfing with Dad occasionally but narcissists only engage in activities where they are the show. No movies, sports viewing either just Fox! He will start a war! https://t.co/RFuJksiQyk
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) December 31, 2017
Cohen — with a group of Democratic lawmakers who introduced articles of impeachment against Trump in October — was responding to a tweet from The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein, who said he didn’t mind Trump playing golf but that “the sheer amount he plays does spotlight how insincere Obama’s critics were about his golfing habits.” (Related: Barron Trump Targeted for Assassination)
Lawmakers and the media did not (for the most part) target the children of former president Barack Obama — even when one of them was photographed smoking marijuana. (Newsweak supported the weed smoking.)
But Barron has not been treated like the Obama’s children. Not at all. The young boy has become the target of sick liberals who will attack anything connected with Trump — even a child.
For instance, in June, Barron was filmed getting off of Air Force One. He was wearing an awesome T-shirt that said “The Expert” (which quickly sold out from J Crew, one news site reported) and playing with a “fidget spinner.” The small, three-pronged toy is held between thumb and index finger and spun around; good players can do several tricks with them. (Related: Northeastern Economist Professor: ‘I Threw Up in My Mouth’ at Barron Trump in ‘The Shirt’)
The spinners are the most popular toys in schools across the country, with young kids and even teenagers flipping and spinning them daily. The toys were initially prescribed by therapists as a concentration aid for fidgety children, including those with ADHD, but the fad caught on and now nearly every kid has one.
Liberals, of course, derided the boy, saying he must be a “special needs” child because he likes the toy. (Related: Rosie O’Donnell weighs in on report that Barron Trump thought picture of dad’s severed…)
They also mocked Barron after Trump said his son was distressed when he saw photos released by Kathy Griffith that showed the unfunny comedian holding a severed head that looked like the president.
And liberals again laid into Barron after Cohen’s tweet.
Thank you. So True. Watch the body language..it is evident there is no closeness..poor Barron. So right, narcissists want to be the center of attention.
— Sasha Parker (@keka1103) January 2, 2018
Some, though, pointed out that Trump is often pictured with his son.
Never see him with Barron? pic.twitter.com/rHuE0FWwFY
— Jonathan Grimes (@jon1grimes) January 2, 2018
Cohen denied that he targeted Barron.
Ok he is self centered! Don’t need to be a doc for that.Didnt attack a child nor put him in vitriol & hatred. It’s you conjuring that up and others of similar tastes. Didn’t lash out at you, a “Muslim woman” either. In fact I’m against the Muslim travel ban. https://t.co/nTsX7WmD56
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) January 2, 2018
We don’t know if Cohen was hitting the bottle before his tweet (or whether he’s a mean drunk or just a mean person). All we know is that targeting an 11-year-old boy in a Twitter tirade is despicable — and we also know brutal a bully when we see one. (Related: Katie Rich, SNL writer, smears Barron Trump as ‘country’s first homeschool shooter’ on Twitter)
Maybe he oughta’ try picking on someone his own size.
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