In the past twenty-four hours Donald Trump has vetoed the military budget, screwed up the stimulus deal, pardoned a bunch of criminals in ways that may not even protect them, and departed for Mar-a-Lago with everyone from Congress to his own allies scratching their heads over what to do next.
At this point Trump’s increasingly erratic ineptitude may be the bigger concern than any movie-style brinksmanship, which likely isn’t coming. Trump basically just took a dump on everything and left town. No one even knows if he’s ever coming back. Trump was always going to go out in a blaze of bumbling impotence. It’s how he’s lived his entire life.
Tweet of the day, from Raphael Warnock:
DeKalb County, did you know that you can vote early on Christmas Eve? Polls will be open from 7am to 3pm. Put your shoes on, find your polling place, and go vote! https://t.co/nNbOv8iAKb 🗳️🎄 pic.twitter.com/GkeQPHt9hL
— Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) December 24, 2020
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report