Donald Trump, whose one quantifiable skill in life is being full of crap, is forever in search of a calculated distraction that’ll shift the news cycle away from his own latest scandals. Whenever he’s particularly desperate to deflect, he resorts to randomly and dishonestly attacking Hillary Clinton, in the most ridiculous manner he can think of.
For reasons which are still not yet fully clear, Donald Trump has decided that this week is one of those weeks. Not only did Trump attack Hillary, he accused her of being in bed with the Russians. We’re not sure why Hillary would conspire with the Kremlin to rig the election in Trump’s favor, but this is Trump we’re talking about, so it doesn’t have to make sense.
NBC News posted this tweet, which was about to become a fateful one: “President Trump directly accused Hillary Clinton of engaging in a conspiracy with Russia to affect the 2016 election during a rally in Pennsylvania.” This prompted Hillary to quote the NBC tweet, while adding “Seriously, you asked Russia to hack me on national television.”
Hillary Clinton’s tweet, which was posted roughly three hours ago, already has more than a hundred thousand likes – making it more popular than anything that Donald Trump has tweeted so far this week.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report