October 2, 2022

Trump just went on a Sunday Twitter bender that put his guilty conscience on full display

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Imagine if Twitter had existed in the early 1970s when then-President Nixon was holed up in the Oval Office depressed and drinking heavily, under siege by a Watergate investigation that would eventually bring him down.


Nixon’s Twitter feed would likely look much like the parcel of pitiful posts at the top of Donald Trump’s page today. While President Trump, unlike Nixon, is a teetotaler, his uniquely disturbed state of mental deterioration mimics the drunken derangement of his predecessor in its anger, resentment, and defensiveness in the face of the encroaching forces about to hold him accountable for his criminal obstruction.

President Trump began his daily ritual of propagandistic venting today with his umpteenth self-pitying tweet bemoaning the unfairness of anyone daring to try to hold him accountable for actions that he denies like a reciting an unholy rosary — Russian Hoax, Witch Hunt, No Collusion, No Obstruction, Amen.

Trump’s apparent belief that the sheer repetition of his lies will somehow make their content true — or at least convince the most gullible citizens that they are true — demonstrates either supreme self-confidence in his huckster abilities or self-delusion of monumentally unprecedented proportions. Or perhaps a bit of both.

After an obligatory, if perfunctory,  acknowledgment of Mother’s Day — minus any shout outs to his own mother of the mothers of his children — Trump grunted out a dollop of what might pass for social media criticism if one were a third grader.

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Apparently, the president then decided to scroll through his Twitter feed where he immediately undermined the main point of his previous post by retweeting numerous posts by Republican and Conservatives in a smaller-scaled repeat of yesterday’s marathon session of 60 retweets in 45 minutes.

Most of the posts he decided to highlight to the public essentially parroted both Trump’s claims of innocence and his paranoid conspiracy theories about being persecuted by an illegal deep state investigation directed by the Obama administration and the Clintons.

The others were simply attacks on the president’s Democratic opponents or praise for a positive economic trend that has been merely a continuation of the Obama economy, ignoring the damage that Trump’s trade and tariff policies are currently causing to economic fundamentals.

The good news seems to be that Trump stopped his retweeting after less than a dozen posts, making Sunday a much less frenetic day on social media for the president than yesterday. Who knows what caused him to interrupt his spree this time, but we should all be grateful that we were not subjected to the avalanche of Trump’s form of public online therapy that we were yesterday. Alas, the day is not yet over, so more may be yet to come.

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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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