No kidding — this is a REAL tweet from Senator Tom Tillis (R, NC).
@ThomTillisEric Trump’s birthday is coming up. We’re putting together a birthday card for him — will you add your name?
Tillis is from North Carolina, home to Fort Bragg, which is home to the Army’s 82d Airborne Division. 3,500 troops from the 82d are on their way to the MidEast in response to Trump’s murder of an Iranian general. How many of them will be deployed on their birthday, wife’s birthday, children’s birthdays . . . .
A friend who knows a lot about the history of the USSR told me that a big problem when Stalin gave a speech was that, when it finally ended, no official wanted to be the first to stop clapping. Also too, he supposedly required prisoners in the Gulag to send him birthday greetings every year.
This is what the Republican party is now.