Talk about an ugly one-two punch for Donald Trump. First a GOP Senator decided this week to put Donald Trump Jr through the wringer for coordinating with Russia to try to alter the 2016 election. Then Rudy Giuliani got caught coordinating with Ukraine to try to alter the 2020 election.
Donald Trump woke up this morning and posted an astounding seventy-five retweets on Twitter within a span of a few hours. In most instances, Trump was retweeting his own sycophants in the media and in the Republican Party who are still helping him push his dishonest agenda. It was the equivalent of telling your lackeys precisely what to say, waiting for your lackeys to say it, and then saying “See, everyone agrees with me.” As pointless as the exercise was, Trump may have given away a bit of insight into his thinking in the process.
Trump’s retweets from this morning mention Donald Trump Jr twenty-three times by our count. This gives away that Trump is really upset by the fact that a Senator from his own party is taking steps to hold Trump’s son accountable for the Trump-Russia election scandal. Robert Mueller may have said that he couldn’t make a criminal case stick against Junior for conspiring with Russian government representatives, but that doesn’t mean Junior is off the hook for the apparent perjury he committed when he was trying to cover up the scandal.
Interestingly, Donald Trump’s retweets made no real mention of the phony Joe Biden scandal that Rudy Giuliani got caught trying to manufacture with pro-Kremlin elements in Ukraine. Considering how badly that blew up in Rudy’s face yesterday, and how the mainstream media has shown little interest in taking the bait on the fake Biden scandal, perhaps Trump is hoping the whole thing will go away. Of course Trump is surely far from done trying to conspire with America’s enemies when it comes to the 2020 election; it’s the only trick in his bag.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report