Donald Trump has been surprisingly quiet these past few days about the Paul Manafort plea deal against him, Stormy Daniels’ remarks about his anatomy, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s assertion that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her. Trump has been uncharacteristically pulling his punches, afraid of a fight, and his midnight meltdowns had all but disappeared. It looks like he finally snapped out of his proverbial coma, because he just erupted in utterly bizarre fashion.
This evening we saw the Brett Kavanaugh nomination fall apart after Dr. Ford demanded that the FBI investigate Kavanaugh before she testifies. That’s backed him into a corner where he’ll seriously risk going to prison if he doesn’t drop out very soon. Shortly after Palmer Report explained why Ford had just achieved checkmate, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell both went on to opine the the nomination is indeed collapsing. Right around midnight, Trump seemed to figure that out as well.
Donald Trump is still apparently afraid to attack Dr. Ford directly, so instead he posted this weird tweet: “The Supreme Court is one of the main reasons I got elected President. I hope Republican Voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook.” It’s far from clear what he’s even trying to say here. Is he complaining that he didn’t get to put Kavanaugh on the court, and urging voters to punish the Democrats for it in November? If so, then he’s admitting that he’s lost the nomination fight. But then things got really weird.
Long after Kim Jong Un humiliated Donald Trump by pretending to like him during a summit, only to immediately begin rebuilding his nuclear capabilities, Trump is still pretending it somehow went well for him. He just posted a tweet falsely claiming that the North Korean nuclear program is now gone, and then – you can’t make this up – he pushed the notion of the Olympics being held in North Korea. It looks like Trump’s straitjacket didn’t fit him tightly enough, because he’s back to vomiting all over Twitter with a vengeance – but he sure sounds like he thinks he’s lost the Kavanaugh fight.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report