Now that Donald Trump has lost, we’re no longer interested in most of what he tweets; at this point most of it consists of incoherent and desperate conspiracy theories that won’t add up to anything. Twitter is now striking many of Trump’s tweets anyway. But this morning he said something somewhat notable, which gives away how near the end may be for him.
Here’s what Trump tweeted: “The Consent Decree signed by the Georgia Secretary of State, with the approval of Governor Brian Kemp, at the urging of Stacey Abrams, makes it impossible to check & match signatures on ballots and envelopes, etc. They knew they were going to cheat. Must expose real signatures! What are they trying to hide. They know, and so does everyone else. EXPOSE THE CRIME!”
Two things immediately stand out. First, Trump is accusing Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams – two bitter rivals who ostensibly despise each other – of somehow conspiring together against him. This shows just how thoroughly out of arguments Trump is. He’s also alienating Kemp, his longtime ally, another hallmark of someone taking an ugly fall.
Second, we think it’s notable that Donald Trump is now yelling “EXPOSE THE CRIME!” That’s because his mind is indeed focused on crimes being exposed – his. The media still largely isn’t talking about the fact that Trump is earmarked for prison once he’s gone from office. But after Trump made the empty threat to withhold the vaccine from New York yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared on MSNBC and CNN and reminded everyone that Trump is in fact under criminal investigation in New York.
The media and the public may not yet be focused on the fact that Trump is going to prison, but everything about Trump’s words and behavior indicates that he’s focused on the fact that he’s earmarked for prison. It’s time the rest of us pay attention to what Trump is giving away about his fate.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report