August 10, 2022

Trump just made it clear he’s losing it with thirteen wild tweets

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Our do-nothing president allotted himself some quality “executive time” today, which is always sort of a mixed bag. On one hand, the President of the United States gluing himself to his television to digest mindless praise from his Fox News sycophants en masse is obviously indefensible but on the other hand, it means he’s forced to take a momentary break from pushing his disastrous agenda and steering this country into the ground.


Of course, it wouldn’t be Donald’s TV time if he didn’t accompany it with a flurry of inane tweets, penned as he responds in real time to whatever blinkered nonsense comes tumbling out of the Fox hosts’ mouths.

This morning he seemed particularly animated as he unleashed tweet after tweet, sounding for the umpteenth time like a deeply unwell old man rather than the leader of the free world. One can’t help but imagine that future historians will look at this man’s Twitter feed as a running account of his deteriorating mental state.

He started with his ego in full swing, plugging a book that praises his business history written by two people who Trump says know him well. If so, one can safely presume they left out mention of his subpar business skills and his reliance on tax fraud and bankruptcy to accumulate his fortune. If Trump likes a book about himself it means it doesn’t give an accurate picture of the vile man he really is.

In his next tweet, he quoted a New York Post article bashing Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY). Nadler has been one of the most vocal opponents of the president, calling for the opening of impeachment inquiries to hold him accountable for his alleged attempts to obstruct justice. Not surprisingly, these actions have quickly made him one of the president’s favorite targets.

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Trump whined that he is the victim of “The Greatest Witch of all time,” which is absurd given the fact that Mueller’s investigation alone has led to the indictment and conviction of numerous the president’s associates, including Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. On top of that, Mueller’s official report points to ten different occasions on which it appears Trump sought to obstruct justice. No rational person can look at those results and conclude that a witch hunt is underway.

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The president also managed to take a shot at Democrats, projecting his own crimes onto them, and once again dredging up the issue of Hillary Clinton’s emails, demonstrating in the process how desperate he is to find any kind of scapegoat, no matter how ridiculous and removed from the matters at hand.

Next, Trump quoted his lapdog Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Once considered a fairly reasonable man by GOP standards, Graham has devolved into one of the president’s most loyal and fervent supporters, constantly trotting out grossly inaccurate propaganda and smears to prop up Trump’s reputation. This time, Graham went off on Democrats, praised his master, and then made the pronouncement that the Republican-controlled Senate will do nothing about the Mueller report.

The final bit was already apparent, given the GOP’s continued failure to hold Trump accountable in any fashion, but Graham admitting it so blatantly is still a bit surprising. Essentially he is saying that Republicans in the Senate will not do their duties and are going to choose party over country no matter what.

Trump went on to dust off one of his new favorite recurring tweets. Every time he tweets his complaint about “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!” it’s worth remembering that this is the same man who tried to delegitimize our first black president with the racist smear that he wasn’t really born in the United States. The hypocrisy is enough to give you a headache.

Orange fingers kept tapping and the next tweet claimed that Mexico is “doing more for the United States at the Border than the Democrats in Congress!” Presumably, he is referring to the Mexican government’s decision to send more military personnel to its borders.

As usual, Trump is fundamentally misrepresenting the Democratic Party’s position on immigration. Liberals don’t want to build a wall because it’s a colossal waste of federal funding. We want a safe, stable border that prioritizes compassion over the cruel grandstanding that Trump pushes. Simply put, Democrats aren’t wrong on the border issue for not wanting families torn apart and children thrown in cages.

Proving that his rambling mind bounces between topics too erratically to be coherent, he randomly tweeted about low inflation, calling it a “beautiful thing.”

Doubling down on his unfounded insistence that he understands monetary policy at all, he lashed out at the Federal Reserve saying “they don’t have a clue” what they’re doing. The Board of Governors does, in fact, know what they’re doing. The difference is that they aren’t concerned with the same short term petty political considerations that consume Trump. They’re trying to manage the dollar as best as possible but Trump is prioritizing short term appearances over longterm effects to help him win reelection.

Embedded in the tweet there is also an attempt by Trump to dismiss the increase of tourism in Europe and ignore the decrease in the United States because he refuses to admit that fewer people want to visit America because of how badly he has damaged our reputation.

Trump repeated his mistaken belief that tariffs are a good “tool.” Most major economists regard tariffs as economically damaging stunts that fail to achieve their goals. They’re nothing but a tax on American consumers in practice.

He made sure to hedge his bets while talking about negotiations with Mexico, claiming that higher tariffs would lead to every single auto industry job coming back to the USA. If he really believed that he would raise them even higher. He is claiming contradicting things here: that he has hammered a great deal out with Mexico but that actually he could have rejected the deal and brought jobs roaring back at home. It’s utter nonsense.

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Switching gears again, he briefly praised the stock market, something which he continues to take credit for when it’s performing well and refuses to mention at all when it dips.

The furious tweetstorm ended with the president quoting the odious Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), asking why Democrats chose to run “if they didn’t want to do things.” The answer is simple: Democrats do want to do things but their goals are diametrically opposed to Republicans. Democrats want to provide more Americans with healthcare and tackle the real problems faced by most of the country. Republicans just want to keep lining their pockets and funneling money to their plutocratic benefactors.

Thus concluded another string of incoherence from our mad king. Hopefully, we will only have to weather these tirades a bit longer. President Trump has got to go, whether through impeachment or electoral defeat in 2020 and it falls to every patriotic American to ensure that happens.

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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