Yesterday Time Magazine revealed that its “Person of the Year” is sixteen year old climate activist Greta Thunberg. We all knew what was coming next: Donald Trump was going to fly into a jealous and psychotic rage, and begin attacking a teenage girl. Last night Trump’s 2020 campaign used its official account to tweet a grotesque image of Donald Trump’s head on Greta’s body. Today Trump took the reins personally, and drove the whole thing right off a cliff.
In case you’ve been under a rock today and you were fortunate enough to miss it, Donald Trump posted this utterly deranged tweet: “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”
That’s right, not only is Donald Trump attacking a teenage girl, he’s mocking her for having Asperger syndrome. Frankly, we think another article of impeachment should be brought against Trump just for cyberbullying a child. But the real upshot here is that Trump has given something away.
First of all, Donald Trump’s eye clearly isn’t on the ball. Articles of impeachment against him are in the process of being voted on, at a time when his 2020 poll numbers are disastrous for him. Yet he’s focused on this nonsense instead of trying to figure out how to save his dying presidency and the increasing odds that he’ll be in handcuffs by January of 2021. Second, as Trump continues to be humiliatingly dismantled, he’s more fragile than ever. Can you imagine being the President of the United States, and a supposed billionaire, and still being psychotically jealous of a teenage girl?
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report