.The President of the United States is rage tweeting like a twelve-year-old hopped up on Mountain Dew again. This time, the object of his ire is New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo as well as the entire state itself.
Under normal circumstances, a sitting president attacking the fourth most populous state in the Union would be shocking, but with Trump it just feels like a natural part of his deterioration. Even though he’s called New York City his home for decades, the state is a blue stronghold and as such he sees it as enemy territory. Clearly, he has no interest in respresenting the Americans who decided not to vote for him.
Trump called Cuomo and New York “PRESIDENTIAL HARRASSERS,” a nonsensical phrase he has coined himself and which he increasingly hurls at anyone or anything unwilling to overlook the vast corruption and incompetence of his failed administration. It’s a pathetic attempt at playing the victim, even as he himself continues to shred through our democratic norms and institutions.
New York State and its Governor, Andrew Cuomo, are now proud members of the group of PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS. No wonder people are fleeing the State in record numbers. The Witch Hunt continues!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
The tweet appears to be a reaction to the news that New York State Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank in search of records related to their numerous dealings with the Trump Organization. Additionally, James has called for state legislators to loosen a “loophole” that prevents state prosecutors from pursuing charges against a defendant once said defendant has been pardoned for similar federal charges.
James built a large part platform of her campaign for Attorney General around the promise that she would go after Trump, and these latest moves are clearly an effort to do just that.
The fact that Trump is worried enough about the announcement that he’s taken to Twitter to vent seems to indicate that James’s strategy will end up paying major dividends in the end. The president is obviously worried about her probe, which is good news for the American people. The truth will emerge before too long.