Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted anything in weeks. If you go back and read any of his recent Twitter posts in the voice of Kellyanne Conway, you’ll realize she’s been ghostwriting them. Trump can’t even be bothered to rage-tweet anymore, because things have gotten just that bad for him. So let’s see how his increasingly fragile psyche fares as he heads into this week, the worst of his life to date.
Where do we even begin with how bad things are for Donald Trump right now? Like something out of a crime family novel, his lifetime of hubris is now in the process of taking down his own son. And, despite supposedly being the most powerful man in the world, there isn’t a thing he can do about it. But he’s got his own problems, because his son may have taken him down as well. And remember all those sudden rapid succession bombshells last week? Yeah, that wasn’t an anomaly.
Investigators and the media have spent months, some of them years in fact, chipping away with the tiniest of pick axes at the layer of concrete protecting Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. But last week they finally broke through. One discovery is now quickly leading to the next. Things have gone from playing out in slow motion to now playing out in real time, if not quite yet fast forward. Trump seems to know it, too. It’s why he’s been withdrawing. But things are about to get much, much worse for him.
Even someone with a healthy mental balance, an understanding of how to deal with real political crisis, good lawyers, and existing goodwill with the public would have a hard time figuring out how to survive the onslaught that Donald Trump is about to face this week as his scandal reaches the stratosphere. Unfortunately for him, he might be the least prepared person on earth for what he’s about to face. And it’s only Monday morning. If you find Palmer Report valuable, make a donation.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report