We’re now more than three weeks into Donald Trump’s pointless, absurd, and increasingly harmful government shutdown over his imaginary border wall. This comes even as we learn more details by the day about Trump’s status as a Russian spy, and the extent he’s gone to hide his espionage from everyone, including his own staff.
Today the news broke that Donald Trump has no idea how to end the shutdown, and that it could last for several more weeks. Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu has been going after Donald Trump loudly and strongly from day one. The news prompted Lieu to drop a proverbial house on Trump’s head.
Ted Lieu posted this tweet: “Trump is President of the most powerful nation on earth. But @realDonaldTrump spent this weekend, during a shutdown he caused, alone in the White House twiddling his thumbs. That’s not strength, it’s impotence. And it’s embarrassing. Mr. President: Reopen our government.”
That’s right, a prominent member of Congress just called the President of the United States “impotent” – and he’s totally justified in doing so. In addition to everything else that’s wrong, failed, objectionable, and criminal about Trump’s illegitimate presidency, he’s too impotent at politics to function on even a basic level.
Ted Lieu also sought to put an end to Donald Trump’s hollow threat to magically fund his border wall by declaring a national emergency. Lieu pointed out that funding simply doesn’t work that way: “Could Trump declare a national emergency due to Afghanistan and build a beautiful fleet of low tech blimps that Congress refused to authorize? NO.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report