Trump’s Twitter Madness

Trump’s Twitter Madness, by Rod Dreher.

We have reached a point in American politics where the President of the United States can accuse a man [tv host Joe Scarborough] of murder (for the fourth time on Twitter), and nobody much notices, because the President is such a crazy, say-anything buffoon that nothing he says surprises or shocks.

We arrive at Memorial Day Weekend with 100,000 dead from a pandemic, yet the man-child in the Oval Office finds it more urgent to carry out a grotesque feud with a television host. In a normal country, this kind of thing would spark a political crisis. But we aren’t a normal country anymore.

Trump has also been active on Twitter these past few days trying to sabotage the campaign of Jeff Sessions, his former Attorney General, to return to the US Senate.

Ann Coulter has unleashed the fires of hell on Trump over it. Coulter recognizes that Sessions was the real deal on immigration reform, but Trump, of course, got rid of him because Sessions actually believed he should be loyal to the rule of law, not to the president personally…

I mean, honestly, of all the political fights to have right now, with 100,000 dead from the virus and 40 million unemployed, accusing a TV host of murder, and trying to knock Jeff Sessions out of the Alabama Senate race? Really? It’s deranged. If the Republicans lose the White House (and the Senate) this November, it will all be on the head of one man: Donald J. Trump.

Gaze upon these fireball remarks in tweets from Coulter:

Trump didn’t build the wall and never had any intention of doing so. The ONE PERSON in the Trump administration who did anything about immigration was Jeff Session. And this lout attacks him.

I will never apologize for supporting the issues that candidate Trump advocated, but I am deeply sorry for thinking that this shallow and broken man would show even some remote fealty to the promises that got him elected.

Sessions HAD to recuse himself, you complete blithering idiot. YOU did not have to go on Lester Holt’s show and announce you fired Comey over the Russian investigation. That’s what got you a Special Prosecutor.

COVID gave Trump a chance to be a decent, compassionate human being (or pretending to be). But he couldn’t even do that.

Coulter is quite rightly disappointed that Trump has made little progress on the wall. What did the crowds chant in 2016? “Build a Wall”.

Four years later there is no wall. This is especially problematic in 2020, because covid cases are starting to build up in Mexico:

No lockdown yet evident in Mexico