Have you ever put something on the stove and then forgotten about it for eight hours? Have you ever tried parking your car in a one hour parking spot, and then leaving it there for eight hours? No, you say? In such case, you’re probably working with better cognitive abilities these days than Donald Trump. All the evidence you need comes in the form of Trump’s latest bizarre Twitter malfunction.
Donald Trump began ranting on Friday about how the “Crazy Mueller Report” written by “18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters” was “total bullshit” (stay classy, Mister “President”). Then he posted this partial sentence before vanishing: “This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened, a…” No really, he just gave up after that.
Well, he gave up for eight-plus hours, anyway. Eventually Trump remembered that he’d started a thought and never finished it, so he finally added “…big, fat, waste of time, energy and money – $30,000,000 to be exact.” This is misleading, of course, considering that the Manafort asset forfeitures alone more than paid for the entire Mueller probe.
Donald Trump then went on to start making threats: “It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even Spying or Treason.” Because, really, when you’ve been caught conspiring to rig your own election and what’s left of your presidency is hanging on by a thread, it’s a good time to focus on revenge instead of survival. Just ask Richard Nixon how that worked out for him. Perhaps Trump will start his revenge plot and then forget to finish it. He’s increasingly good at that.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report