Donald Trump keeps trying to scare us into listening to his empty threats, and increasingly, no one cares. His tepid prime time speech was mostly laughed at. His low-key press conference at the border was largely ignored. This left Trump with one more stunt to try: he went on Sean Hannity last night and tried his best to fire up his base. The trouble: even their whacked out minds probably couldn’t follow whatever it was that he was rambling about.
Here’s a sampling of Donald Trump’s meltdown while on Hannity, and it’s probably all you need to know about it: “Do you know what works? A wheel and a wall. They call it a medieval thing. Well you know, I’m looking at all these very expensive cars all over here loaded up with machine guns and every single one of them has wheels. A wheel is an old thing. There are two things that they work.”
That’s right, the “President” of the United States is now ranting incoherently about cars loaded up with machine guns. This comes after he used his border visit to rant about people crashing the border with blue electrical tape over their mouths. If none of that makes sense to you, don’t worry, it’s not just you.
So here we are with Donald Trump holding the country hostage, essentially pointing a gun at his own head and saying “fund my wall or I’ll pull the trigger.” No one is interested in playing his game anymore. The shutdown will last as long as he can drag it out, but what’s left of his failed presidency won’t last much longer. This clown can’t even fire up his weary base anymore, as even they can see he’s circling the drain.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report