Now that Donald Trump has put down his remaining chips on a government shutdown and lost, and he knows his presidency is effectively over, he’s no longer content to simply let out his frustrations on Twitter. Instead he’s throwing physical tantrums at meetings with Congress, and now he’s having a meltdown on the White House lawn for all to see.
Yesterday Donald Trump slammed his fist on the table and yelled “bye-bye” at Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer before storming out in a huff. Now he wants us to think that didn’t happen, but part of him clearly wants to admit the truth. During his White House lawn meltdown this morning, he said “I didn’t smash the table. I should have.”
So we have a “President” of the United States who goes around openly lamenting that he didn’t smash the furniture during a meeting with Congress. Who is this guy, the Incredible Sulk? It’s difficult to figure out what’s even going on in Trump’s deranged mind at this point, but it is clear that this is a guy who no longer thinks he has any chance of surviving this.
For good measure, Donald Trump backed up his real-world meltdown with this bizarre tweet: “Cryin Chuck told his favorite lie when he used his standard sound bite that I ‘slammed the table & walked out of the room. He had a temper tantrum.’ Because I knew he would say that, and after Nancy said no to proper Border Security, I politely said bye-bye and left, no slamming!” If you can figure out what he’s even trying to say, please post a translation in the comments section below.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report