Last week a Twitter subcontractor used his or her last day on the job to briefly delete Donald Trump’s entire Twitter account, which served as a reminder that you can do whatever you want if it’s your last day on the job anyway. Donald Trump may have taken a hint, because on Saturday night, he began using his Twitter account to act as if it’s his last day on the job. More accurately, Trump now seems intent tonight on getting the 25th Amendment invoked against him as quickly as possible.
We’ve all seen Donald Trump tweet things that are so far off the deep end, and so far beyond the bounds of presidential or reasonable behavior, nothing should surprise us at this point. But Trump’s latest series of profoundly disturbing tweets may end up going down as its very own Saturday Night Massacre. Trump tweeted “When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing,” flat out calling millions of Americans “haters and fools” in the process – and that may not have even been his most demented tweet of the night.
For instance, Trump tweeted this about North Korea, the country he’s supposed to be trying to avoid going to nuclear war with: “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?” Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!” This doesn’t sound like a mentally competent person. Come to think of it, this doesn’t even sound like Trump. He’s not usually this far off the deep end. This is something else. This is a cry for help. This a desperate attempt, consciously or subconsciously, at getting himself immediately ousted from office.
Donald Trump began the day by openly siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin and against the United States government. That alone is grounds for impeachment for treason. He ended the day by posting a series of tweets which are grounds for being removed via the 25th Amendment on the basis of extreme mental incompetence. It’s no longer entirely clear that he’ll still be president by the time he returns from his current overseas trip. Contribute to Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report