Earlier today, an incoming ballistic missile alert was mistakenly sent to the people of Hawaii. They scrambled to take immediate shelter anywhere they could. They said goodbye to their loved ones. They prepared to die. Thank God it was all a false alarm. We still don’t know what went wrong. But we do know that at no point during the 38 minute crisis did Donald Trump say or tweet a single word. Four hours later, he finally tweeted something – and it was just him whining about unrelated issues.
Trump was on the golf course at the time, and he didn’t bother to do anything to try to clarify or quell the panicked chaos that was playing out in Hawaii. After he was finished with his precious round of golf, he still didn’t say anything. Finally, hours after the crisis had come and gone, Trump tweeted this: “So much Fake News is being reported. They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!”
Seriously? This guy is a deranged lunatic. The United States had a major nuclear crisis today, and all Trump can talk about is the author of a book who said negative things that Trump’s own advisers said about him. He’s still bragging about an election that he lost by three million votes, even after he committed treason with Russia to rig the outcome in his favor.
Is Donald Trump ignoring the crisis in Hawaii because the state is largely non-white? Does he think it’s a “shithole” too? Does he even know that Hawaii is part of the United States? Did Trump’s military advisers even tell him about the false alarm, or were they afraid he might use it as an excuse to start World War III? Those with the power over impeachment and the 25th Amendment have a moral – and at this point legal – mandate to immediately have Trump removed.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report