Donald Trump is so far gone that this week his handlers had to write the words “I hear you” on a piece of paper and hand it to him, in case he couldn’t think of anything appropriate to say to the school shooting survivors he was meeting with. So it’s not shocking to see his latest bizarre delusional meltdown, but it does offer some new insight into just how much further removed from reality he’s become over the past days and weeks.
Trump began this morning by tweeting this startlingly violent fantasy about teachers running around gunning people down like some kind of strike force: “Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them. Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get yearly bonus. Shootings will not happen again – a big & very inexpensive deterrent. Up to States.” That tweet alone should be enough to get him impeached and forced into mental health treatment. But he was just getting warned up.
Trump then posted this bizarre alternative universe explanation of how the judicial system is busting up illegal Gerrymandering: ” Democrat judges have totally redrawn election lines in the great State of Pennsylvania. @FoxNews. This is very unfair to Republicans and to our country as a whole. Must be appealed to the United States Supreme Court ASAP!” That’s right, Trump thinks it’s unfair that the districts are now being redrawn in accordance with the actual population.
Finally Donald Trump posted this whopper: “BIG CPAC STRAW POLL RESULTS: 93% APPROVE OF THE JOB PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING (Thank you!). 50% say President Trump should Tweet MORE or SAME (funny!).” So now he’s bragging in all caps that his own base approves of him. Also, he appears to be bragging about how funny he thinks his tweets are? We’re not even sure at this point. This man is more in need of professional help than ever.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report