Donald Trump is melting down. We’ve heard that before, of course. In fact we’ve heard it so many times, because he’s done it so many times, that the word “meltdown” is at risk of losing its meaning. But Trump’s meltdown on Sunday morning was unique, both because it was unhinged and desperate even by his standards, and because Trump accidentally implicated the Republicans in his Trump-Russia scandal coverup in the process.
Trump went off the deep end on Sunday morning, in delayed fashion, after the news surfaced on Friday night that Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be filing the first Trump-Russia criminal charges on Monday. With one or more of Trump’s associates about to be arrested in order to pressure them to flip on him, Trump predictably lost it. It was somewhat surprising to see Trump literally begging for help, a clear sign that he no longer believes he can fend off the scandal. It was more surprising to see Trump losing it so badly that he unwittingly implicated his allies for obstruction of justice.
See if you can spot the admission in Trump’s prolonged Twitter rant: “Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?), the Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more. Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia, “collusion,” which doesn’t exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R’s are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!”
Donald Trump began by making clear that he was addressing the Republican Party leadership. Then he referenced the phony Hillary Clinton Russian uranium scandal that the Republican Congress concocted this week as a distraction from Trump’s very real Russia scandal. He also referenced his own Russian collusion scandal. Then he begged the Republicans to “Do something” to stop what’s about to play out. In the process he admitted that the Republicans invented the Hillary-Russia scandal to try to help obstruct the investigation into his own Russia scandal. Then he asked them to “do” more obstruction. Oops.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report