Just hours ago, Donald Trump declared “victory” when he cut the worst deal in United States history with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The details of the deal reveal that Trump effectively ceded the entire region to Kim and China, while getting literally nothing binding back from Kim in return. As word spread that Trump made a terrible deal out of desperation, he (or whoever is running his Twitter account at this point) realized as much and immediately tried to change the public’s focus.
On the very rare days in which Donald Trump has scored a win for himself, he’s had the sense to shut up and let the mainstream media do his bidding for the rest of the news cycle. But in this instance Trump very quickly tried to shift gears toward another topic. He launched into this ridiculous and misspelled rant on Twitter shortly after the North Korea deal was announced:
“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be “punch-drunk.” I guess he doesn’t realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!”
The irony of Donald Trump attacking De Niro for taking “to many” shots to the head is almost too delicious. However, we’re not sure Trump wrote this tweet. Over the past few days we’ve been tracking one suspicious development on Trump’s Twitter account after another, including the kinds of spelling errors that Trump doesn’t make, suggesting that his staff has been writing these tweets and spelling things wrong on purpose to try to imitate him. Now that we’ve explained how we figured it out, suddenly Trump’s account is making the precise spelling error (“to” instead of “too”) that we had just finished giving as an example of the mistakes Trump does make. Are Trump’s handlers reading Palmer Report? In any case, the attack on De Niro is a giveaway that Trump and/or his handlers already know the Kim summit is playing poorly.
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