Donald Trump is now trying to fend off the inevitable release of the Mueller report, his tax returns, his banking records, and other things that are soon going to help expose him for what he really is. His strategy now consists of firing a bunch of his own people for who knows what reason, and partaking in a mind bending amount of good old fashioned delusion.
For instance, take this new Trump tweet: “Everybody is now acknowledging that, right from the time I announced my run for President, I was 100% correct on the Border. Remember the heat I took? Democrats should now get rid of the loopholes. The Border is being fixed. Mexico will not let people through!” What is this guy even talking about? Polling data across the board shows that most Americans think that Trump is wrong on immigration and that his border wall idea is stupid.
What on earth could have convinced Donald Trump that Americans have somehow come around to agree with him on immigration? On what planet have Americans decided that Trump was right all along about anything, let alone immigration? In what alternate reality is this guy living? We suppose it’s the same delusional haze that’s allowed him to convince himself that his imaginary wall is already being built, and that a majority of Americans now somehow approve of his historically unpopular presidency.
The question is where Donald Trump goes from here. His purge at Homeland Security suggests that he’s gearing up to commit even more atrocities against immigrants. Yet this guy is so delusional, for all we know, he might have his new DHS people keep doing the same old thing, even while telling himself that he’s somehow taken things to the next level. Trump belongs in a rubber room.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report