Donald Trump goes ape shit after learning he’s being criminally indicted
Shortly after the news broke that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg had informed Donald Trump that he’s being criminally indicted as soon as next week, Trump’s unnamed “spokesperson” released a fairly unhinged statement on Trump’s behalf. Now that a little time has passed, Trump has posted a much longer and way more unhinged rant – almost apocalyptically angry in nature – to his own social network.
Trump’s rant was so long that it took him seven full posts just to spit it all out. Some of it is too incoherent to even try to parse. But some of it makes his stances fairly clear. He’s now claiming that he never had an affair with Stormy Daniels (so why did he pay to silence her?).
Trump is also falsely claiming that the DOJ is running the Manhattan DA’s criminal probe, which is such a weird thing for him to harp on. It gets weirder when, later in his rant, he claims that the DOJ’s failure to bring charges against him is somehow proof that he’s innocent? Wait, didn’t he just get done falsely claiming that the DOJ is running the Manhattan DA’s case?
Donald Trump’s bonkers and seemingly never-ending rant goes so far off the rails that it ends up including phrases like “Soros backed radical left prosecutor.” No really, he said that. That’s how far gone he is. None of what he posted tonight is anything that could possibly help him beat the rap. It’s as if he now believes he’s likely to be convicted – and he’s right.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report