Ahead of these January 6th public hearings, I warned everyone that no matter how devastating they ended up being for Donald Trump, no one should reasonably expect the DOJ to suddenly arrest Trump the next day. The DOJ still has to work to flip Trump’s henchmen against him in order to ensure conviction at his trial. But if you want a sign of just how devastating these hearings have been to Trump, just ask Trump himself – that is, if you can figure out what he’s even trying to say.
In his latest videotaped ramblings, Donald Trump is now trying to boost his spirits by insisting that his inaugural speech drew a larger crowd than Martin Luther King Jr. drew for his “I have a dream” speech. No really, he said this. Trump is now also referring to his longtime nemesis Adam Schiff as “watermelon head” and other completely incoherent nonsense.
It’s clear that Trump knows it’s all closing in on him, knows everything in his life is going to be increasingly ugly from here on out, and is desperately trying to convince himself that he’s somehow too powerful and beloved to ever be taken down – or something like that. Trump wouldn’t be the first aging former dictator whose failing brain has been completely taken over by delusions of grandeur as he’s sensed that whatever he has left is about to be taken away from him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report