Donald Trump started writing his own tweets again on Saturday night, or the first time in more than a week – and let’s just say that the man has been dealing with some pent up rage issues. For the record he now thinks Americans are “haters and fools” for questioning his desire to buddy up to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He’s questioning Hillary Clinton’s spelling abilities. And, perhaps most bizarrely, he’s really upset that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un called him “old.” Really upset.
Days ago, Kim Jong-Un dismissed Trump as a “lunatic old man.” It now appears that Trump has spent the past few days letting it get under his skin, particularly the dig about his age. On Saturday night, Trump posted the following completely unhinged tweet: “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?” Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!”
This is one of those tweets where we had to keep checking to make sure that there really was a blue checkmark next to it, indicating that it’s his official verified Twitter account, because this read like something a parody account might write. Nevermind that Trump is so shallow and fragile that he’s totally losing it over being called “old” (here’s a hint, Donald: even though you act like you’re two years old, you are in fact seventy years old). The most jarring part here might be “I try so hard to be his friend.”
What the bleep is this clown even talking about? Donald Trump – who for the moment holds the most powerful office in the world – sounds as if he’s crying like a baby because some some two-bit dictator won’t be his friend. At this point, in all seriousness, Trump may end up coming home from his Asia trip in a straitjacket.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report