It was a sign of things to come when Donald Trump spent his long flight to Asia periodically retweeting hyperbolic nonsense from his House allies, while attacking a respected Democratic Senator for no good reason. By the time Trump arrived in Japan, he’d reached Peak Trump, and he ended up posting what might be his most humiliatingly stupid, treasonous, confusing, and illiterate tweet to date.
For reference, here’s what Trump tweeted: “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Bidan a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?” There are so many disturbing things going on here, where do we start?
We’ve reached the point where Donald Trump is insulting the intelligence of a political adversary, while revealing that he doesn’t know how to spell that political adversary’s name. Of course there are far bigger sins in life than not knowing how things are spelled, such as not being loyal to your own country. Trump is celebrating the fact that a murderous foreign enemy leader has insulted a former United States Vice President. Trump has recently begun falsely accusing everyone he doesn’t like of treason, but Trump’s own words here come a lot closer to being treason than anything that his adversaries have ever done.
Then there’s the fact that Donald Trump is just fine with Kim Jong Un firing off weapons. Why would this be okay? Kim is a guy who murders his own family members for fun, and yet Trump is acting like Kim is a teenage kid who slightly violated curfew. And we’ll ask again for the record: who is this “Joe Bidan” guy? Not only does Trump need to be impeached and indicted, he needs to be institutionalized.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report