Donald Trump staged arguably his most frantic meltdown to date this morning, as he tweeted a rambling and semi-coherent series of imaginary conspiracy theories aimed at distracting from the impending arrests in his Trump-Russia scandal. Somewhere in the midst of his rant, he unleashed a desperate cry for help, which instantly became a trending topic. This prompted Congressman Adam Schiff to jump in and mock Trump’s desperate cry.
After insisting that his Trump-Russia scandal doesn’t exist, Donald Trump tweeted a direct appeal for help: “The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R’s are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!” His bizarre outcry, particularly those last two words, didn’t exactly go over well with the American mainstream. That’s when Schiff arrived to pile on.
Adam Schiff is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, which has been one of several congressional committees investigating the Trump-Russia scandal. Schiff quoted Trump’s cry for help and added “Translation: The Special Counsel may have just indicted someone close to me. HELP! Republicans in Congress DO SOMETHING!” He wasn’t the only one to mock Trump for his surprisingly pathetic response to the impending arrest of his pals.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, a frequent critic of Donald Trump, quoted his meltdown and added “Nothing expresses calm confidence better than a caps-locked scream of ‘DO SOMETHING!'” Conservative political pundit Bill Kristol, also not a fan of Trump, added “Imploring your followers to ‘DO SOMETHING!’ doesn’t seem to suggest the calm or confidence that goes with knowledge of one’s innocence.” It’s still not clear precisely who in Trump’s orbit is getting arrested tomorrow, but it is clear that Trump isn’t handling it well.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report