Donald Trump has been having a bad day – which these days is par for the course. His 2020 poll numbers got even worse today. His Russia scandal took a new turn. Impeachment talk picked up. And Trump still can’t seem to stop obsessing over bedbugs. But tonight he went on a bender in a completely different direction, and it was so incoherent, no one is quite sure what he’s even talking about.
This evening, Trump posted this tweet, which we suspect he’ll end up deleting: “The Amazon Washington Post and @CNN just did a Fake Interview on Pardons for Aids on the Wall, and that I didn’t think the Wall on the Southern Border was that important to stop Illegals wanting to come into our Country. WRONG, vitally important. Will make a BIG impact. So bad!”
We have no idea why he put two spaces between “The” and “Amazon” but either way, the Washington Post is not actually owned by Amazon (Jeff Bezos personally owns the Post). But the part most people latched onto was where he said “Pardons for Aids” when he perhaps meant “Pardons for Aides.” His absurdly random capitalization of words certainly doesn’t help clarify things.
But then Trump decided to follow it up with this: “There has never been a time in the history of our Country that the Media was so Fraudulent, Fake, or Corrupt! When the “Age of Trump” is looked back on many years from now, I only hope that a big part of my legacy will be the exposing of massive dishonesty in the Fake News!”
Wait, that’s really what Donald Trump wants his legacy to be? He doesn’t want to be remembered for his accomplishments, or his popularity, or his leadership skills? Then again, he doesn’t have any of those. The media is far from perfect, but it has an infinitely more honest and accurate track record than anything that Trump has ever said or done.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report