For a guy who likes to act like a big bad bully, Donald Trump sure is a whiny weakling and compromised puppet. Nancy Pelosi has him pinned down on impeachment, Mitch McConnell is too busy fending off his own Republican Senate problems to be of much help, and all Trump can do is whine. Of course Trump is just as pinned down on the world stage, where villains like Vladimir Putin literally own him, and questionable regimes like Iran are walking all over him.
Donald Trump is perfectly willing (and eager) to let Russia walk all over him in any number of ways, but for whatever reason, he’s very upset about one isolated move being made by Putin. Trump posted this tweet today expressing his disapproval: “Russia, Syria, and Iran are killing, or on their way to killing, thousands of innocent civilians in Idlib Province. Don’t do it! Turkey is working hard to stop this carnage.”
Well, that was the second version of Trump’s tweet. His first attempt misspelled the words “innocent” and “of” and was ultimately deleted and replaced. But Trump’s illiteracy here is the least of his problems or ours. The real trouble here is that Trump is such a compromised and crippled stooge, rogue nations know they can walk all over us, with no pushback beyond a whiny tweet. Trump is the biggest punchline in modern history.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report