Tyler Hubbard Says State of the U.S. Is ‘Scary, Sad’ After Trump Tweets
Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard turned to social media to express his fears for the United States of America after President Donald Trump went on a fresh Twitter rampage on Saturday morning (Jan. 6).
The singer and his wife, Hayley, welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Olivia Rose, at 4:56PM on Dec. 23 in Nashville. The new father turned to Twitter and Instagram on Saturday to wonder aloud at the currently turbulent state of things in America, asking, "Anybody got any good advice on explaining to your child the state of our country in which she was born into?"
He added the hashtags #scary #sad and #needingprayer to his post, which included a screenshot of new tweets from Trump from Saturday morning.
Trump's latest Twitter rant that included boasting about the economy, attacking the media and claiming that the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russians "has proven to be a total hoax." He ended by boasting about his intelligence, saying he is "like, really smart" and "not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that."
The president's new Twitter outburst appears to be in response to a series of reports this week about a new book from Michael Wolff titled Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which draws on the author's personal interviews with 200 subjects in and around the Trump administration to portray Trump as intellectually and temperamentally unfit for the office he holds. Wolff alleges that everyone around Trump, including his closest advisers and even his children, privately acknowledges that he is incapable of functioning effectively in his role as President of the United States, using extensive on-the-record quotes from Trump's former chief adviser, Steve Bannon, who openly disparages the president, his cabinet and even his children as incompetent.
The White House has pushed back against the book, calling it "trash" and denying its veracity. Trump's lawyers issued a cease and desist and threatened litigation against Wolff, his publisher and Bannon, which caused the book to receive a massive surge of interest, resulting in its early release and helping to propel it to No. 1 on Amazon.
It's unclear whether Hubbard was slamming Trump with his post, or simply expressing concern for the divisiveness that is the current state of social and political discourse in America. Most of the comments on his post appear to presume the former, with Instagram users weighing in to criticize Trump and express their own fear, while a few users attack Hubbard for his message. The message was taken down within an hour of being posted.
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