Donald Trump is set to enter the White House with the lowest approval rating any “president-elect” has ever had, and many Americans just worked their way through a melancholy Christmas with the knowledge that Trump’s deranged tweets about a new nuclear arms race could make it their last Christmas on earth. But even as the civilized world weeps at how Trump is about to ruin everything that decent people hold dear, he’s now delusionally claiming that he’s saved the world from being “gloomy.”
That’s the word from Donald Trump’s latest round of increasingly bitter and semi-coherent tweets, which read like the sad ruminations of someone who lost, rather than that of someone who is about to become the next leader of the free world. “The world was gloomy before I won,” Trump inexplicably tweeted the day after Christmas. “There was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!”
Nevermind of course that the stock market has essentially doubled during the tenure of President Barack Obama, and that any economic gains over the past month are clearly a result of Obama’s policies. Facts have never mattered to Trump, so why would they now? It’s no surprise, then, that he’s also now comparing the United Nations to some kind of Polo Club for no apparent reason.
Donald Trump has clearly become gloomy as a result of illegitimately winning an election and now being forced to take an office and job responsibility he clearly doesn’t want. Has he yet realized that he could make the human race a whole lot less gloomy if he’d simply quit politics before he does any more damage?
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report