Donald Trump has been having a rough stretch, to put it mildly. Not only is he being impeached and in danger of ending up in prison, he’s become so toxically unpopular that everyone he endorses these days ends up losing. Now Trump is resorting to trying to cover his tracks in a panicked frenzy.
Trump posted four different tweets yesterday in support of Louisiana’s Republican candidate for Governor, Eddie Rispone. This came after Trump spent weeks promoting Rispone and held multiple rallies for him. But after Rispone lost yesterday, Trump was apparently so humiliated at his own inability to get a Republican elected in a red state, he deleted all of his recent pro-Rispone tweets.
This comes after Trump also deleted his tweets in support of Kentucky’s Republican Governor Matt Bevin after he lost his reelected bid in a red state. Trump seems to think that if he deletes his tweets, no one will know that he failed so miserably at getting his candidates elected. Trump’s deletions are reaching an almost comical level, as he also deleted a tweet urging people to vote for Sean Spicer on Dancing With The Stars, after Spicer was eliminated.
Some observers are going to question whether Donald Trump is deleting these tweets himself to try to cover his tracks, or if his social media handlers are deleting these tweets on his behalf. Either way, it’s absurd. It’s embarrassing enough for Trump that he can’t get his shrinking base to turn out and put anyone over the top. It’s even more embarrassing for Trump that the tweets are being deleted after the losses.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report