Just about everything is going wrong for Donald Trump that could possibly go wrong. He’s historically unpopular. He has zero accomplishments. His Senate candidate just lost. His health care bill just failed (again). NFL owners made a point of thumbing their noses at him. He’s being called out for his failed response on Puerto Rico. And it’s becoming more clear by the day that he only “won” the election because he conspired with Russia to rig it. Trump’s response? He’s going off the paranoid deep end today.
Amid the news that Russia bought Facebook ads for Trump’s benefit during the election, Trump decided that it’s not evidence he and Russia were in a conspiracy; instead the conspiracy is somehow against him. Trump rolled out of bed this morning and tweeted “Facebook was always anti-Trump.The Networks were always anti-Trump hence,Fake News, @nytimes(apologized) & @WaPo were anti-Trump. Collusion? But the people were Pro-Trump! Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9 months-and economy roaring.”
It’s difficult to even figure out where to start with this nonsense. There’s no evidence that Facebook was ever “anti-Trump” and instead it’s becoming clear that Facebook – wittingly or unwittingly – helped install Trump in office. When the New York Times quietly admitted in January that it had botched its election coverage, it acknowledged that it had been far too soft in its reporting on Trump’s Russia scandal. “Collusion” doesn’t mean what Trump thinks it means. If “the people were Pro-Trump” then he wouldn’t have lost the popular vote by three million votes even after he rigged the election in his favor. He has no accomplishments of any kind. And the economy is only “roaring” because President Obama left it in great shape.
But don’t tell any of that to Donald Trump. The more his election conspiracy with Russia gets exposed, the more he goes off the paranoid deep end by insisting that it was all one big conspiracy against him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report