May 26, 2022

Trump just threw a level ten tantrum over his son’s latest corruption scandal

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It seems that despite his lack of a law degree and a demonstrated disdain for actually believing in the rule of law, President Trump would really prefer to be holding the position of Attorney General.

What other conclusion can be drawn from what appears to be one of his longest tweet storms ever this morning?

If Trump’s paranoia and the intensity of his backlash are directly related to the level of pressure he feels from the encroaching investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, then the plethora of developments of the last week has put Trump in an explosive Mt. Kilauea mode.

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Typically for the President’s Spring 2018 collection of tweets, the subjects covered in today’s cascade of molten verbal detritus were primarily the “Crooked” media, his litany of collusion denials, attacks on “Crooked” Hillary Clinton, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, “Witch Hunts,” and various other Democratic “what-about-isms” that he conjures up to distract from his own mountain of misdeeds.

Well, it’s hard to argue with Trump’s first sentence here, although the reasons for seeing the ridiculousness of the situation are likely quite different for the president and the rest of us.

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While Trump may try to spin The New York Times scoop yesterday about the newly revealed 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Saudi, Emirati, and Israeli representatives eager to aid his election efforts as a long and boring story. if he had bothered to actually read it himself rather then parrot the Fox News distillation and distortion of the story, he would see that it not only doesn’t indicate that no collusion with Russia has been found, but that it expands the number of countries he’s accused of colluding with. 

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Literacy does have its value, Mr. President.

The only response to this portion of the tweet storm is that the Republican investigations of Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s email server went on for two and half years, cost millions, and found nothing, so shut the f#@k up.

Trump divisive reference to “real” Americans, i.e., anyone not opposed to him, is another example of how his dog-whistle race-baiting is embedded in virtually his every utterance. His mangling of the facts of the issues he brings up will be accepted as truth by his base, while those who bother to do their research into the real facts will simply get further insight into Trump’s media manipulation techniques.

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The final three tweets in this extended disco mix of Trump’s greatest hits focus primarily on attacking Democrats in preparation for the intense battle for control of Congress in the midterms.

Trump starts by again falsely asserting that “the Witch Hunt has given up on Russia,” before setting up the “what-about-isms” that he hopes will prevent a Democratic victory in the mid-terms that could be the prelude to his impeachment.

Clearly, Trump appears like he wants to be prosecuting these matters himself in a court of law. rather than merely appealing to the court of public opinion on social media. However, even he knows that he’s no lawyer and given his proven history of being allergic to basic facts (3,000 untrue or misleading statements in 466 days in office as of May 9th, according to CNN, or 6.5 lies per day), his credibility with those who haven’t drunk his kool-aid is in tatters.

Outside of being a gauge of how close to uncovering the truth Mueller’s investigatory team really is, Trump’s tweets are worthless and should be seen as the desperate childish screams of anger at getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar that they are.

Vinnie Longobardo

is the Managing Editor of Washington Press and a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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