May 26, 2022

Trump just went off on a wildly paranoid Friday Twitter rant about his enemies and their “treason”

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A war between the United States and Iran would be a disaster not just for the two belligerent nations, but for the entire world, with a very real possibility that it could set off a global conflict. Countless people would die, all in the service of scratching the bloodthirsty itch of men like National Security Advisor John Bolton.

The Trump administration is playing a dangerous game of brinksmanship and if their unsteady hands slip just a little, we could find ourselves plunged into a conflict far worse than the Iraq War.

With such a terrible prospect looming, one would hope that the American president would be locked away in the White House with his advisors, diligently exploring every option available to ensure war is avoided. Instead, it appears that our bad joke of a leader is once engaged in “executive time” as evinced by a string of tweets he unloaded one after another this morning.

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As usual, Trump had nothing insightful to say and sounded more like a cranky and confused old man than the leader of the free world. He ranted about the Mexican border, falsely claiming that Democrats now agree with him that there is a “National Emergency” unfolding. Democrats have done no such thing and Trump will not be able to manufacture support for his blatant power grab with a tweet.

He also trotted out the expression “bad hombres” to describe criminals crossing the border, despite the fact that he was criticized previously for the racist implications embedded in it. When a xenophobe like Trump uses the language of the people he constantly demonizes, it’s nothing more than a transparent attempt to further otherize them to his ignorant base.

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Trump’s broken brain then devolved into screaming his inane campaign slogans in all caps, rendering him akin to the men who stand on corners and yell incoherently at passersby.

Once he got the all caps nonsense out of his system, he turned to conspiracy theories. He complained that his presidential campaign was “conclusively spied on” and claimed that nothing similar has ever happened in the history of politics. Unfortunately for him, the fact that law enforcement felt a need to investigate his campaign says more about the crooks he chose to surround himself than it does the men and women who found the campaign’s activity suspicious.

Trump even went so far as to lob an accusation of treason at those who investigated him, a truly dangerous rhetorical move and another indication of his vile authoritarian core.

Trump then took a potshot at Hillary Clinton, who is not running for office and who has said she doesn’t intend to ever again. Still, the president obsesses over her, perhaps because he’s still angry that she won the popular vote.

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Trump then whined about the “Fake News Media” again, fabricating lies about the way his presidency has been covered by the major networks and publications. It’s a pathetic display of pettiness from the most powerful man in the world, which is sadly just something we’ve come to expect from him at this point. The reference to Iran in the tweet is a little disturbing, but stops short of outright saber-rattling.

President Trump ended his tweetstorm by lying that he did not know that disgraced former National Security Advisor was under investigation and that he should have been told during the campaign. In fact, he was warned numerous time, with President Obama even telling him at one point not to keep Flynn around. Trump ignored the advice and is now lying about it.

This man is an utter disgrace and before long the American people will finally have the chance to vote him out of office.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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