Over the weekend we saw Donald Trump’s desperate “DO SOMETHING!” plea as Special Counsel Robert Mueller was moving in on his people. On Monday we saw Trump briefly and mistakenly celebrate the arrest of Paul Manafort, because he thought that was going to be the end of it. Today we finally got to see Trump’s reaction to the news that his campaign adviser George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty and confessed to Russian collusion. Suffice it to say that Trump’s reaction was less than mentally competent.
Donald Trump began his meltdown with a familiar theme: “The Fake News is working overtime. As Paul Manaforts lawyer said, there was “no collusion” and events mentioned took place long before he came to the campaign. Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar. Check the DEMS!” Once again, Trump fails to grasp that Mueller is charging Manafort with financial crimes because they’re the quickest and easiest to prove, and that it’s all in order to get Manafort to flip on Trump and admit to campaign collusion crimes. From there Trump went completely berserk.
Trump tweeted “The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm.” He was referring to Tony Podesta, seemingly getting him confused with Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Also, since when does Trump know a word like dither? For that matter, how would he know how to spell dither? We only ask because Trump’s next sentence was almost incoherently misspelled, beginning with the non-sequitur “What he know about” and ending with the bizarre exclamation “Fake News weak!”
We think he meant to declare that this is “Fake News week.” In any case, Donald Trump has rather desperately latched onto the fictional claim that Tony Podesta had anything to do with the Hillary Clinton campaign – and can’t seem to figure out why no one thinks that Mueller’s look into Tony Podesta (who hasn’t even been charged with anything) is bigger news than the arrest of three Trump campaign advisers, one of whom has pleaded guilty, and the other two of whom are under house arrest.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report