So much for Donald Trump screaming about King Kong and choosing to go down in a blaze of glory, like in the famous movie whose ending I won’t ruin for you. Instead, now that Michael Flynn has decided to sell out the entire Trump regime in order to save his own son, Trump’s response over the past few days has been something different altogether. It’s weak, tepid, pitiful. Trump’s message to anyone still willing to listen: Please don’t hurt me!
Trump has always been a bombastic and aggressive bully. But bullies are always cowards when the going gets tough, and Trump has always been a fragile whiner. Now that he’s finally beginning to figure out he’s hosed (Flynn knows most of his dirtiest secrets), Trump seems to be teetering between weakly trying to prop up his sinking fortunes and outright begging for mercy.
There’s this tweet, where Trump is already distancing himself from Roy Moore by reminding us that the alleged child molester wasn’t his first choice: “I endorsed Luther Strange in the Alabama Primary. He shot way up in the polls but it wasn’t enough. Can’t let Schumer/Pelosi win this race. Liberal Jones would be BAD!” Then there’s this tweet, where Trump is all but begging the Republican Congress not to oust him quite yet: “Back in D.C., big week for Tax Cuts and many other things of great importance to our Country. Senate Republicans will hopefully come through for all of us. The Tax Cut Bill is getting better and better. The end result will be great for ALL!”
Then there’s this tweet from Donald Trump, in which he finally acknowledges the seriousness of his Russia scandal so he can generically refute it: “Since the first day I took office, all you hear is the phony Democrat excuse for losing the election, Russia, Russia, Russia. Despite this I have the economy booming and have possibly done more than any 10 month President. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” It’s like he’s not even trying anymore.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report