Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be sleeping particularly well these days. You wouldn’t either, if you were the most unpopular president in U.S history and you were under criminal investigation for your treasonous activities. Trump is cracking up rather severely, and can no longer seem to stop himself from blurting anything that comes to mind, no matter who’s in the room. That’s how he got into trouble on Thursday for calling Haiti a “shithole” while saying he only wanted immigrants from places like Norway. After a day of explosive controversy, Trump erupted in a late night Twitter meltdown.
Trump continued his attack on Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein who helped blow the Trump Russia scandal wide open by releasing the Trump Russia dossier transcripts. Trump tweeted “Democrat Dianne Feinstein should never have released secret committee testimony to the public without authorization. Very disrespectful to committee members and possibly illegal. She blamed her poor decision on the fact she had a cold – a first!” He clearly failed to grasp that Feinstein was being sarcastic when she blamed it on having a cold.
Trump then decided to double down on his racist lies by tweeting this: “The Democrats seem intent on having people and drugs pour into our country from the Southern Border, risking thousands of lives in the process. It is my duty to protect the lives and safety of all Americans. We must build a Great Wall, think Merit and end Lottery & Chain. USA!”
At one point Donald Trump tweeted “Thank you Adam Levine” which momentarily made it sound like he had unraveled to the point that he was thanking the lead singer of Maroon 5, but it turned out he was merely referring to a Fox News propagandist of the same name. At no point during the evening did Trump ever directly address his “shithole” controversy, suggesting that even he can’t figure out how to spin this one.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report