When it comes to two-bit dictators who are in danger of being on their way out, there’s a tendency to escalate their grandiosity in the hope of convincing themselves it isn’t happening. Donald Trump is facing an impeachment battle that’s at least going to wound him politically, an election battle that he has no idea how to win, and arrest and imprisonment if he loses.
If you’re looking for signs of whether the ever-delusional Donald Trump understands how much trouble he’s in, and how badly things might be about to go for him, it’s best to take a look at his own words. As the impeachment process against Trump has advanced in recent months, we’ve seen him begin to talk about what a great place in history he’ll have. Now that articles of impeachment are imminently coming down on Trump, let’s just say that he’s taking his self aggrandizing hyperbole even further. For instance, take take this tweet from Trump:
“Not only have the Democrats not advanced key pieces of legislation that would help the economy, but the polls, especially in early states, are showing that voters are tuning out.” @PeteHegseth They don’t want our greatest of all presidents impeached!
Nevermind that the Democrats have actually advanced dozens of pieces of legislation that would help the economy, and that the polls are actually showing that Donald Trump is on track to lose badly. What stands out here, rather alarmingly, is that Trump just called himself the “greatest of all presidents.” That’s right, now that it’s in danger of soon being all over for him, and he’s in danger of going to prison, he’s decided that he’s the greatest U.S. President of all time. He’ll escalate his self-praise even further when he’s babbling to himself in prison.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report