Busted: after marathon meltdown, Donald Trump caught deleting some of his errant tweets

Throughout the course of Tuesday, Donald Trump pulled off one of his longest and most deranged Twitter marathons to date. At the start of it he was demanding that everyone he doesn’t like must go to prison, and by the end of it he was threatening to launch World War III with the “Nuclear Button” on his desk. After it was all over, he (or his handlers) began trying to delete some of the errant tweets, but got caught in the process.

It’s not immediately clear why some of his tweets are being deleted and not others. For instance this tweet, in which Trump commits a felony by trying to intimidate a witness in an ongoing criminal case against him, is still intact: “Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others.”

And then there’s this tweet, in which he simultaneously threatens to start a nuclear war while seemingly bragging about the size of his genitals, which is still somehow also intact: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”

But then there’s this tweet, which he or his staff decided to delete: “Watch Sean Hannity tonight at 9:00 P.M.” It’s still unclear why he decided to plug his friend Hannity’s show tonight of all nights, though some have speculated that he was hoping to steer people away from Rachel Maddow’s competing coverage of the Trump-Russia dossier on MSNBC. Why was it deleted? It’s illegal for him to plug a TV show like that over its competitors without a specific reason. But then again, his earlier tweet about Comey was a far more serious crime, yet it’s still intact.

Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report