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The Donald Blames Airport Mess on Computer Outage and Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Tears

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Donald Trump is doing what he does best when faced with difficult questions: lying, deflecting blame, mocking people and talking trash on Twitter.

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On Monday, after protesters converged on airports throughout the country to protest the Muslim ban this administration swears is not a Muslim ban, except the part where it totally is, Trump took to Twitter to blame “computer outages” for long delays and clowned Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for crying at a press event during which he called the ban un-American.

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And just for good measure, and because the president of the United States is a complete and utterly self-absorbed asshole, he tweeted:

Yes, Donald (look at that first-name disrespect), we all should, in fact, study the world and ban anyone coming from a country that has a few bad radicals among them.

I hate to remind everyone of this, but this is only his second week in office.

White House press secretary Sean “Spicy Facts” Spicer echoed Donnie’s position during an appearance Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, saying that television makes the situation look sadder than it actually is. That the situation for families being torn apart and people forced to wait in purgatory, in some cases up to 20 hours, not knowing whether they would be allowed into the country, wasn’t that bad.

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“I understand when you look at it on television, you pick out one individual or two individuals. But we’re talking about 109 people that were slowed down,” Spicy Facts said, the Daily Mail reports.

To be fair (see that, Donnie?), Delta Air Lines did suffer a worldwide computer outage Sunday night that grounded all of the airline’s flights and stranded thousands of domestic passengers for hours.

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Delta CEO Ed Bastian issued a statement apologizing to all customers because of the delays.

“I want to apologize to all of our customers who have been impacted by this frustrating situation,” Bastian said, the Daily Mail reports. “This type of disruption is not acceptable to the Delta family, who prides itself on reliability and customer service. I also want to thank our employees who are working tirelessly to accommodate our customers.”

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Read more at the Daily Mail. 

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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DISCUSSION

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Trump’s over there, enacting a ban that won’t make us safer, some folks are over there, protesting it, and I’m just sitting here wondering why he didn’t include the country that produced 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11.

On the one hand, we basically throw existing China & Taiwan policy out the window. But on the other hand, our stance of unconditional friendship towards Saudi Arabia remains unchanged.

Even as we ban refugees from countries that haven’t produced citizens that mounted meaningful attacks on U.S. soil any time in recent memory, Saudi Arabia remains unaddressed.

It’s interesting to observe which long held third rails of American diplomacy are surviving our newfound xenophobia.