With the release of author Michael Wolff’s bombshell tell-all book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Trump took to Twitter this morning to revisit all of his top hits: the Russia investigation, Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media, Democrats, and, of course, the “phony new book” itself.
Well, now that collusion with Russia is proving to be a total hoax and the only collusion is with Hillary Clinton and the FBI/Russia, the Fake News Media (Mainstream) and this phony new book are hitting out at every new front imaginable. They should try winning an election. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2018
While excerpts of the book have already caused a nightmarish PR disaster for the White House, today’s full release – four days early, brought about by Trump’s own fury over it – will only exacerbate problems for the beleaguered president. As a result, the President has launched a campaign aimed at either discrediting all of those involved in the book or those whom the book describes in a favorable light.
It is important to note, however, that, despite Trump’s desperate assurances, special counselor Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to influence the outcome of the election is by no means a hoax, and has already resulted in four federal charges levied against former Trump officials.
Most importantly, however, Trump would be well served not to challenge the Democrats to “winning an election.” On the heels of a stunning upset in which Democrat Doug Jones won a Senate seat in perhaps the most conservative state in the country, there is unprecedented momentum within the Democratic Party with midterms fast approaching.
Since the beginning of 2017, Democrats have flipped 15 seats in special elections. Republicans have flipped zero. In total, Democrats flipped 35 seats from red to blue. Even in solidly red districts, such as those in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Kansas, Alabama, and Tennessee, Democrats are overperforming Trump’s numbers by double digits.
Thanks to Trump, Democrats are poised to continue their streak and win quite a few elections. But keep tweeting, Mr. President.