Thus far today Donald Trump has attacked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to her face, publicly attacked his close ally Senator Lindsey Graham, and sought to undermine an overseas mission being carried out by Vice President Mike Pence. Trump is burning bridges as fast as he can, and now it turns out he’s decided to begin attacking the most respected former member of his administration, General James Mattis.
Donald Trump hurled such juvenile insults at Nancy Pelosi during their White House meeting about Syria, she and the House leadership ended up getting up and walking out. We know this because Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Steny Hoyer held a press conference afterward and revealed as much. But it turns out Trump used the meeting to also attack James Mattis, his former Secretary of Defense.
When Chuck Schumer cited General Mattis’ recent criticism of Trump’s Syria pullout, Trump insisted that Mattis was “the world’s most overrated general” and that he “wasn’t tough enough,” according to MSNBC’s Sam Stein. That’s right, the guy who faked bone spurs to avoid military service is now questioning the toughness of a guy who spent forty-five years serving his country.
Donald Trump is falling apart in real time, in almost unbelievably deranged fashion. At this point he’s resentfully attacking and belittling everyone around him, no matter what side they’re on. Trump knows his presidency is over, he knows he’s going to be indicted and arrested after he’s gone, and he’s going off on everyone involved.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report