Twitter reacts to Trump’s classy Phoenix rant on immigrants, the media, and a man fighting cancer

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Donald Trump went to Phoenix Tuesday to remind America of one thing first and foremost—he’s a total ass, or as former GOP Congressman David Jolly put it:

Trump slights McCain in AZ the week he's undergoing cancer treatment.

Can't spell POTUS without P.O.S.

— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) August 23, 2017

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Trump groused repeatedly about being “one vote… ONE VOTE away” from passing health care repeal and then congratulated himself for not mentioning “any names” (as in, John McCain, who’s currently undergoing chemotherapy). He decided to revisit Charlottesville because he hadn’t mangled the response badly enough already, cherrypicking his own quotes and railing against the “dishonest media” for not giving him the credit he deserved. He promised that “one way or the other, we’re gonna get that wall”—because that’s clearly a primary concern for Americans right now. But those are just a few choice points from the hour-plus rant he reveled in delivering. Here’s some notable reactions:

Trump, who "wrote" Art of the Deal, now complaining that Obama was able to pass the ACA and he failed to repeal it—He's still angry at Obama

— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) August 23, 2017

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Trying to be fair here. Honest question. He's insane, right?

— andy lassner (@andylassner) August 23, 2017

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If you thought you wouldn't live long enough to hear a president mock a guy going thru chemo for brain cancer, congratulations. You made it.

— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) August 23, 2017

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A man with a little boy on his shoulders is screaming "rat!" at reporters in the press risers

— Eliza Collins (@elizacollins1) August 23, 2017

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Point: He's not always like this.

Counter-point: Jeffrey Dahmer didn't eat everybody he met.

— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) August 23, 2017

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Trump on elites: I went to better schools, got better grades, live in a better, more beautiful apartment than they do —

— Matthew Rosenberg (@AllMattNYT) August 23, 2017

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Wow, Trump just threatened a SHUTDOWN next month. "If we have to close down that government," we are going to build that wall

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 23, 2017

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Trump on press: “I really think they don’t like our country. I really believe it”

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 23, 2017

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Watching CNN showing Trump saying that CNN cut the cameras and is refusing to air his speech. Uh … he's crazy. Batshit. Crazy.

— Barbara Morrill (@BarbinMD) August 23, 2017

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After extended rant on how he condemned neo nazis/white supremacists… Trump defends Jeffrey Lord who -wait for it- tweeted Sieg Heil

— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 23, 2017

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Less than 5 minutes after claimin' the press promotes racial hatred, Trump announced he will pardon one of the most notorious racists in US.

— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) August 23, 2017

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Trump is a racist and a narcissist in decline while under the most pressure he's ever faced in his life. No reason this can't get worse.

— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) August 23, 2017

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We should have all just stared at the eclipse.

— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) August 23, 2017

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Look forward to reading abt how Gary Cohn is sad, John Kelly will restore discipline, and 2 unnamed sources say Jared+Ivanka are good people

— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) August 23, 2017

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