Go home Donald Trump, you’re sunk

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For better or worse, there has long been a popular internet meme revolving around the phrase “Go home, you’re drunk.” It’s generally hurled at people who aren’t drunk, but are incompetently behaving as if they were. While watching Donald Trump stumble around the UK, even as so many new things go wrong for him on the homefront, the phrase that comes to mind is “Go home, you’re sunk.”

It’s not just that Donald Trump is running around the UK while half-dressed like a mutant penguin, while getting confused over a gift that he gave the Queen, even as he demands that the Senate pass a bill that it already passed two weeks ago, all while going to great lengths to publicly convince himself that the huge hordes of protesters against him on the streets of London somehow don’t exist. It’s that he seems oblivious to how badly things are falling apart for him back home.

Does Donald Trump even know that his political associate George Nader was arrested yesterday on serious criminal charges, and is thus likely to flip on him? Is Trump aware Watergate star John Dean was just scheduled to publicly testify next Monday that Trump’s obstruction of justice crimes are far worse than the crimes that Nixon was ousted for? Does Trump know that at least two, and maybe three, of his most loyal cabinet members are about to be held in contempt of Congress next Tuesday?

It’s not clear that any of these ongoing losses even register for Donald Trump. Since arriving in the UK, his tweets have consisted of whining that CNN is too mean to him, calling for a boycott against AT&T, and insults aimed at China and Mexico. And this is all coming from a guy who looks like he started getting dressed for a formal event, then had to stop halfway through because he forgot how clothes work. Go home Trump, you’re sunk. Better yet, flee to Russia while you still can. Save us the trouble of ousting and prosecuting you.

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