Donald Trump is having a bad week, a bad month, a bad year. Virtually nothing has gone right for him since he illegitimately took office. He’s facing historic levels of unpopularity, a plummeting stock market, and a Russia scandal that threatens to land him in prison. Today was particularly bad for him, as the Rob Porter domestic violence scandal and White House coverup got even uglier. This has all sent Trump into a late night Twitter meltdown which is so far off the rails it’s difficult to even figure out what he’s talking about.
Did we also mention that Trump is facing a midnight deadline for yet another government shutdown? He’s clearly not even bothering to try to negotiate a budget deal with either party, as evidenced by where his mind is in his deranged tweet. Here’s what Trump posted: “Wow! -Senator Mark Warner got caught having extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch. Warner did not want a ‘paper trail’ on a ‘private’ meeting (in London) he requested with Steele of fraudulent Dossier fame. All tied into Crooked Hillary.”
To be clear, not one word of what Trump said is accurate or true. Warner did attempt to meet with Steele, but he informed his Senate Intel Committee of it in real time. The rest of Trump’s claims are merely fiction he appears to have gotten from Fox News. Of course this means that Trump is counting down the minutes to the government shutdown by watching pro-Trump propaganda on television and ranting about the ghost of Hillary Clinton instead of, you know, doing anything. Oh, and it gets even worse for Trump.
Marco Rubio jumped in on Twitter this evening to defend Mark Warner against the nonsense that Donald Trump is ranting about. Rubio tweeted “Sen. Warner fully disclosed this to the committee four months ago.Has had zero impact on our work.” In other words, Trump’s latest pet conspiracy is so far off the rails, even a Republican Senator is jumping in to defend the Democratic Senator who’s being attacked by Trump.
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