Journalist Max Blumenthal was presented with a unique opportunity to protest some of the policies of President Donald Trump on Thursday after one of his comments was reposted by the president on Twitter.
Blumenthal’s initial comment concerned the new book written by John Bolton
“John Bolton, a notoriously mendacious enemy of all living beings on the planet, is discovering what every other great Republican hope of the Resistance has: liberals will eagerly lap up any piece of hysterical Cold War propaganda if they think it can be leveraged against Trump,” tweeted Blumenthal, a prominent left-wing commentator and critic of the Trump administration.
The comment was taken up by President Trump on his Twitter account. After President Trump retweeted the post, however, Blumenthal decided to take advantage of the opportunity to denounce some of the Trump administration’s policies.
One more for Julian pic.twitter.com/1hkuR2XrYT
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) June 18, 2020
Blumenthal took aim at several foreign policies in particular, the US’ enthusiasm for imposing illegal unilateral economic sanctions against countries which refuse to comply with US demands, the US collaboration in the denial of Palestinian rights, the detention and persecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for exposing US war crimes.
In an effort to protest the Trump administration’s foreign policies, Blumenthal changed his Twitter name to “US sanctions kill kids,” “Free Julian Assange,” “Free Palestine Fire Jared,” and then “Defund the Police,” ensuring that the slogans would be boosted to President Trump’s 82 million followers.
He also called out the president in a follow up post, writing, “Trump is 100% right that Bolton wanted to start World War 4. So your brain must be 80% bong water to campaign against the neocons, then hire Bolton, along with Genocide Abrams, Jabba Pompeo & every FDD Likudnik that Uncle Sheldon orders you to appoint. Trump drowned in the swamp.” LINK
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