NBC had a hard hitting report on just how terrible Donald Trump is as President of the United States.  It began:

On Christmas Day, President Donald Trump took part in a long-running practice of presidents who called troops stationed around the country and the world.

But he broke from a recent tradition of actually visiting troops and wounded warriors. He did so in 2017, when he visited wounded troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Dec. 21 (and invited Coast Guard service members to play golf at his course in West Palm Beach, Florida).

By staying home on Tuesday, Trump became the first president since 2002 who didn’t visit military personnel around Christmastime.

You can almost hear the disappointment in the words of this NBC reporter. And if you didn’t pick up on his criticism, you could easily find it on Twitter. “You know, I’m starting to suspect that he may not actually care about the troops,” wrote Molly Jong Fast.  Not to be outdone, Montel Williams wrote, “Instead of going to visit the troops, @RealDonaldTrump has crashed the stock market, gone to war with Jim Mattis, delivered a nice Christmas gift to Syria, and has presided over an immigration policy that has killed two kids in a week.”  The insults were hurled by so many condescending liberals that it was hard to keep up with them all.

But wait!  Turns out, this was fake news.

The President didn’t alert the media of his secret plans to visit the war zone on Christmas night, because — well, because he was traveling to a war zone.  This is common sense.  But after everyone was back home safely, the White House Press Secretary revealed their visit on Twitter:

“President Trump and the First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and Senior Military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas,” wrote Sarah Sanders.

So, did the liberal Twittersphere immediately repent and apologize for slamming the President? Let’s look at Montel Williams’s timeline to get a good feel for the typical response.  He wrote, “Finally! You should be doing your job every day instead of live-tweeting FoxNews.” Then, he retweeted a tweet that said, “The Troops are not props.”

So, which is it?  When Montel believed the President had not visited the troops, he assumed Trump was uncaring.  But when he realized President Trump had visited the troops, he accuses him of using them as props.

Isn’t this the definition of “he can’t win for losing?”

Every time you hear a liberal bemoan the actions — or inactions — of the President, remember this moment…  and remember their criticism is more about hating him than loving America.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.