May 26, 2022

Trump just woke up and launched into a 9-tweet conspiracy theory tantrum

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President Trump woke up this morning, rolled out of bed, flipped on his television to watch Fox News and immediately slipped into full tinfoil hat mode.


Of course, conspiracy theory peddling is nothing new for the man who appeared on The Alex Jones Show, started the racist birther movement that claimed our first black president hadn’t been born in the United States, and implied that Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) father helped assassinate JFK. Even with that résumé in mind, the tweet storm Trump unleashed this morning was erratic and unhinged.

He started by once again attacking the FBI and his favorite bugaboo the “Deep State,” which is just his way of impugning the reputations of the career bureaucrats, intelligence officers, analysts, and diplomats who keep our country humming along behind the scenes, and whose devotion to the rule of law and democratic institutions is a direct threat to a man as corrupt as Trump.

The president insisted that the FBI investigation into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia is “phony” and a “made up scam,” this despite the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has already handed down numerous indictments and seems to be turning up more damning evidence every day.

“What goes around, comes around!” Trump added at the end of the tweet, in what can only be construed as some kind of cryptic threat aimed at the FBI.

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Trump then sent out several tweets complaining about the fact that the FBI had an informant in his campaign. He wants to cynically paint it as a partisan effort by the Obama administration to undermine his election chances, but in reality it just means that the bureau had evidence at the time that made them think Trump or someone close to him was engaged in criminal activity.

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He also coined the term “Spygate,” an absurd phrase that he will almost certainly begin to throw around more and more in an attempt to create outrage in his base and distract from the reality of the situation.

The president also gave a shoutout to Fox’s latest blonde bigot Tomi Lahren, a woman who has grown famous for her ability to tap into the racial resentment of the Republican Party with her large assortment of dog whistles and angry tirades. In other words, everybody is most definitely not with her.

The tweet was most likely a show of solidarity with the burgeoning race-baiter. Recently, Lahren had a glass of water thrown on her at a restaurant by an individual who recognized her for the hatemonger she is.

Trump eventually circled back to the issue of the FBI informant in his campaign team and falsely claimed that such a thing would have been illegal.

Then, in a demonstration of how short his attention span, Trump pivoted to talking about trade with China, something which he has repeatedly shown he understands very little about. The second half of the tweet is almost illiterate, with syntax that seems to tumble through itself like much of the stream of consciousness nonsense that pours out of the president’s mouth at rallies.

Trump touted his party’s plans to repeal elements of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a scheme that, if successful, will almost certainly lead to another financial crisis. The GOP doesn’t particularly care though since their main objective is to strip regulations and please their big money donors.

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He slipped in a vague reference to some plan he has to help autoworkers which will likely never actually materialize.

The tirade ended as it often does, with an all caps “WITCH HUNT!” a phrase which has become a rallying call for Trump and his gullible supporters. The more he says it, the clearer it is just how worried he is about Robert Mueller. The president can feel the walls closing in, and all he can do is tweet impotently.

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Robert Haffey

Robert Haffey is a political writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.

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