Traditionally, Saturday tends to be Donald Trump’s quietest day – particularly whenever he spends a Saturday at Mar-a-Lago or on the golf course. But today was far from the typical Saturday for Trump, as he just got the ten thousand pound weight of the Mueller report dropped on his head. Trump keeps claiming he’s been exonerated, but his frantic behavior today suggests he knows the opposite is true.
For instance, Donald Trump woke up early this morning and posted this bizarre tweet: “Despite the fact that the Mueller Report should not have been authorized in the first place & was written as nastily as possible by 13 (18) Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters, including highly conflicted Bob Mueller himself, the end result is No Collusion, No Obstruction!” Every word of this tweet is inaccurate and strange, but what stands out most is that Trump seems to be admitting he’s not sure if 13 and 18 are two different numbers. But, as it turned out, this tweet was the relative high water mark for his day.
At another point Donald Trump retweeted his own social media guy Dan Scavino, who had just tweeted “I am with the President at the Southern White House, I have never seen him happier!” Here’s the thing. Why would this need to be announced? The fact that Trump’s people have to claim he’s happy after getting crushed by the Mueller report? That alone is a sign that Trump’s people are worried about how bad this is for him – and it suggests they’re worried about his psychological state. But it got worse.
After Donald Trump posted a bizarrely distasteful video about Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential race loss, Trump appeared to give up and simply started tweeting TV listings: “Good night of television! 8:00 PM @WattersWorld 9:00 PM @JudgeJeanine with interview of @RudyGiuliani followed by Greg G. Honest commentary is always nice!” Yes, that’s an actual tweet from the President of the United States. Perhaps he should be tweeting what time Wheel of Fortune is on. We’re sure he’s familiar with it, considering that the show involves frequent bankruptcies.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report