Earlier this evening, Palmer Report pointed out that, even as Donald Trump’s entire life was being set on fire by the Trump Tower Moscow scandal, his Twitter account was busy cranking out promotional tweets about RNC leadership and promotions for pro-Trump political books. Trump’s handlers had clearly taken control of the account – but now Trump is back in control, and he’s melting down about Trump-Russia.
First Donald Trump posted this weird quote from Fox News stooge Gregg Jarrett, which was fascinating because his Twitter account had just plugged Jarrett’s new book hours earlier: “This demonstrates the Robert Mueller and his partisans have no evidence, not a whiff of collusion, between Trump and the Russians. Russian project legal. Trump Tower meeting (son Don), perfectly legal. He wasn’t involved with hacking.” Then Trump added “A total Witch Hunt!” Things got stranger after that.
Trump went on to quote his frequent apologist Alan Dershowitz: “These are not crimes. He (Mueller) has no authority to be a roving Commissioner. I don’t see any evidence of crimes.” Trump then added his own screed: “This is an illegal Hoax that should be ended immediately. Mueller refuses to look at the real crimes on the other side. Where is the IG REPORT?” That last part is Trump begging the Department of Justice Inspector General to falsely accuse Hillary Clinton of crimes. Good luck with that.
So, if nothing else, we now know what Donald Trump is doing tonight with his limited remaining time as president: he’s staring listlessly at Fox News and hoping to pull out any shards of imaginary good news for himself, and then tweeting out those shards for all to see. Meanwhile, every inch of Trump’s life is on fire, and he’s watching television.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report