Even as Donald Trump prepares to launch into his morning Twitter rant any minute now, he has quite a high bar to live up to. Yesterday he debuted a new nickname for his self-appointed arch nemesis of the week, James Comey, and promptly misspelled it. By the end of the day he was ranting about the “Special Council” when he meant Special Counsel, raising the very real possibility that he thinks there’s an entire council of Robert Muellers out there, all plotting to get him. But it was his Twitter meltdown in the middle of the day that still has people scratching their heads.
“Wendy and the Pakistani mystery man” sounds like the title of a really bad episode of a TV crime drama. Instead it was the subject of a plot spelled out yesterday by the so-called President of the United States, when he posted this alarming tweet: “Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI, the Wendy Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails.”
To be clear, there is no one named “Wendy Wasserman Schultz.” He meant Debbie Wasserman Schultz, of course, as this is just the latest instance of Trump not bothering to make sure he knows someone’s name before he begins publicly ripping into them. While the “Wendy” slip-up garnered a lot of attention and plenty of punchlines, the more disturbing part is that he appears to actually believe the nonsense he spewed in that tweet.
Suffice it to say that Donald Trump’s claims about the DNC email server and the “Pakistani mystery man” are gross misrepresentations of what really went on during the election. If he gets dragged into court as part of this lawsuit and starts spewing this kind of fictional nonsense, it’ll only make things even worse for him. Just ask Wendy.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report