In a pair of deranged early-morning tweets, Donald Trump revealed himself to be the heartless, soulless liar we always knew him to be. As Palmer Report told you, Trump appeared to gloat at Sunday’s press briefing when he learned that Senator Mitt Romney was quarantined on suspicion of having the coronavirus. With a hint of a smile, Trump said “Gee, that’s too bad,” in front of cameras, then flatly denied any sarcasm when a reporter asked him about it.
This morning, Trump tweeted his reaction to a report that Romney’s coronavirus test came back negative. “This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak,” Trump began. “He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and an even worse U.S. Senator, but he is a RINO, and I like him a lot!” Is this sarcasm? Or will Trump say it’s okay because this time the news about Romney is good?
Just eleven minutes after this childish outburst, Trump was at it again. Over the weekend, news broke that a judge is refusing to grant Michael Avenatti’s request to leave jail out of fear he might contract the coronavirus if he remains incarcerated. Trump reacted belatedly to the news on Twitter using a curiously familiar phrase: “Gee, that’s too bad. Such a fine guy. Presidential aspirations you know!” Was this also not sarcasm?
If Trump keeps this up, it could hurt him. As more Americans see Trump’s shameful pettiness and abject incompetence on display just when the nation needs real leadership, they might decide not to vote for him in November. Gee, that’s too bad.