It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, if you were Donald Trump today, it was really just the worst of times. He finally got one thing he’d been hoping for, but it backfired. Then he had one of his most stunning meltdowns to date. Here’s a look at how June 5th was Donald Trump’s Day From Hell.
Things started off with Sarah Huckabee Sanders filling in for Sean Spicer in the press briefing. But let’s just say it didn’t go particularly well, with Sanders already finding herself worn down by the need to constantly lie on Trump’s behalf, leaving her sounding a lot like Spicer – which we covered here.
Then came word that Trump’s demented response to the London terror incident, in particular his ongoing personal attacks on the mayor of London, has led Republicans in Congress to begin looking for the “off ramp” to his presidency – as we covered here.
After word over the weekend that Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway had turned down a White House job offer, George took things further by calling out Donald Trump on Twitter – as we documented here.
Finally, Trump got his wish when his administration arrested someone named “Reality Winner” who had leaked secret NSA intel to the media. Trump had been demanding the arrest of leakers for some time. But this backfired spectacularly, as the info she leaked confirmed that Russia rigged the election for Trump, and her arrest confirmed that the leak was indeed real intel – as we covered here.
By the end of the day, Donald Trump was reduced to tweeting in such recklessly angry fashion that he probably sunk any chance his Muslim ban might have had of ever going into effect. And in the process, he sounded a lot like the unabomber, as we covered here. Follow Palmer Report on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report