As a general rule, if you have to declare yourself a “stable genius,” it means you’re neither one of those things. If you’ve declared yourself a “stable genius” enough times that everyone has lost count, it means you’re in need of immediate professional care. Donald Trump had his third – maybe his fourth – “stable genius” meltdown today, and this one was his most deranged yet.
Because so many of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters are openly bigoted, and so many of them tend to express their horrid views in threatening or slur-filled ways, some of Trump’s more prominent surrogates have been banned from various social networks. Some of the others have simply made up a laugh-out-loud conspiracy theory about how they’re not more popular because the social networks are conspiring to bury their incoherent rants. Trump is playing up this nonsense by inviting this collection of lunatics to the White House for a closed-door meeting today. Accordingly, Trump posted this maniacal meltdown on Twitter:
A big subject today at the White House Social Media Summit will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies. We will not let them get away with it much longer. The Fake News Media will also be there, but for a limited period. The Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media. They have lost tremendous credibility since that day in November, 2016, that I came down the escalator with the person who was to become your future First Lady. When I ultimately leave office in six years, or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding), they will quickly go out of business for lack of credibility, or approval, from the public. That’s why they will all be Endorsing me at some point, one way or the other. Could you imagine having Sleepy Joe Biden, or Alfred E. Newman or a very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas (1/1024th), as your President, rather than what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius! Sorry to say that even Social Media would be driven out of business along with, and finally, the Fake News Media!
It’s worth pointing out that even as Trump was claiming that he and his people are somehow being shadow-banned so no one can see their tweets, his four-part rant received a combined hundred thousand likes. In other words, he just disproved his entire conspiracy theory. He also reminded us that his mental stability, and his cognitive abilities, are going further off a cliff by the hour.
Trump also had to delete this rant and post it again after he tagged a random person by accident while referring to Pete Buttigieg as “Alfred E. Newman.” He also had to fix the part where he initially claimed that Elizabeth Warren was “1000/24th” Native American. That kind of improper fraction would mean that Warren is roughly 4000% Native American. It’s also repugnant that Trump is commenting on Warren’s weight.
Donald Trump’s latest rant reveals that he’s equal parts monstrous lunatic and blithering idiot. No wonder his favorite people on social media are the kind of fringe lunatics who can’t get traction for their psychotic conspiracy theories and incoherent rants.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report