There comes a point near the end of every over the top hero-villain movie where the villain has been cornered, has no way out, and begins ranting in almost apocalyptic fashion about all the things he’s going to do about it. Of course by that time, the villain is no longer in position to do much of anything at all.
This brings us to the final chapter in the saga of Donald Trump’s downfall, which is rapidly starting to feel like a movie script that was rejected by Hollywood for being too cartoonishly melodramatic. His secret server of incriminating evidence has been exposed. His treasonous conversations with Russia are starting to surface. Bill Barr is pissed off at him. Kurt Volker is apparently testifying against him this upcoming week. It’s all falling apart for Trump, so he’s falling apart accordingly.
This passage alone from Trump’s latest Twitter meltdown should tell you where his head is right now: “The conversation with the new and very good Ukraine President, who told the Fake News, at the United Nations, that HE WAS NOT PRESSURED BY ME IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM, should by and of itself bring an end to the new and most recent Witch Hunt. Others ended in ashes!”
Donald Trump really thinks that because he sat next to the president of Ukraine and forced the guy to cover for him, it means anyone believes it? And what is “others ended in ashes” supposed to mean? Does Trump not realize that his very real Russia treason scandal is now being dredged up as a part of his new Ukraine treason scandal? But hey, Trump is once again insisting that “Liddle’ Adam Schiff” is somehow the real criminal, so that’ll fix things, right? Trump is hosed.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report