To begin with though, keep in mind that this tweet that slams elected officials in Congress for the "inexperience" is from someone who has absolutely zero political experience. So, the lack of self-awareness is not only palpable, but it colors the lack of insight of the rest of whatever he's trying to yammer.
Additionally, please note that once again Trump is calling minority women "not very smart." His track record on this -- toward black people in general, but especially black women, and even black women in Congress like Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Fredericka Wilson -- is very long. It's one thing for Trump to not worry about offending black people since he's going to get few votes there, but women are over half the electorate. Given how much female support the Republican Party lost in the 2018 mid-terms, this is not a good direction to keep going and doubling down on. And even if Trump thinks he has no black votes to lose, not only is the Hispanic vote the largest growing segment of voters, but there are a lot of minority voters in general who add up to a massive number, and a lot of white voters who undecided Independents and aren't actually cold and heartless and racist and think this is a really, really poor way for a president to govern the country
But beyond all of this, this is that "incredibly stupid" thing that transcends the rest which I don't think Trump has a clue of what he wrote here. Clearly, he thought he was damning Democrats today, slamming them for having lost their way. But what he said was something which has always been implied under the surface in GOP slams of Democrats, but never expressed openly because doing so would be -- well, incredibly stupid. But Trump, because he has no filter and has repeatedly shown himself ignorant of history, openly went there, where other Republicans rightly fear to tread. And what Trump said, in that ill-advised effort to damn them, was that the Democratic Party was "once great."
It's one thing, after all, to say (rightly or wrongly) that a political party has strayed too far from its past and lost who it is. It's another thing entirely, however, to take the next logical step and say out loud what you should avoid saying but only imply and hope that people get razzle-dazzled enough to miss it. And's to say that what that political party had been in the past, which they've supposedly strayed from, was "great."
Okay, so let's play that game. What is it then that made the "once great" Democratic Party great?? What are the Democrat Party accomplishments of the past 85 years or so that Trump says he believes are so "great"?
Democrats of the years gone by passed such laws as --
The Civil Rights Act
The Voting Rights Act
The 40-hour workweek
Child labor laws
FDIC banking protection
TVA electrification of rural America
GI Bill of Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Peace Corps
Freedom of Information Act
ALL very liberal.
These are the things that Trump chides today's Democrats for supposedly losing sight of because they were so great. Never mind, of course, that none of the issues Democrats are trying to address today are especially all that more liberal than any of these earlier achievements were at the time. Just because we accept them today as normal, they were almost radical in their day. And not only did conservatives and the Republican Party fight to block most of them, but many conservatives today still consider some of them much too liberal, never mind that most of America loves them and would be outraged if any were taken away.
It would be interesting to see a list of what the Republican Party and conservatives think have been their own during this past 85 since, since the passage of Social Security in 1935.
"The once great Democratic Party"
No Democrat, indeed no American needs Trump's seal of approval to recognize what liberals and the Democratic Party have brought to the country. It has indeed been great. But it's nice to see even such a small-minded, empty, mean-spirited, vindictive individual finally recognize it.
It can't be said enough.