I bet Donald Trump dreams a lot about sharks — their fins breaking the surface while his fevered brain screams, “Get ready to JUMP!”
During his fourth weekend in a row at Mar-a-Lago at taxpayers’ expense, Trump threw chum into the water with his most unhinged tweets yet. Early Saturday morning, Trump accused Obama, without one iota of proof, of wire-tapping phones in Trump Tower in NYC during the campaign, labeling the former president a “Bad (or sick) guy!”
Pot, meet kettle.
What will Trump tweet next weekend? That Obama’s taken out a hit on him? That he needs to hire a taster because Obama’s trying to poison him? That Obama tried to run him over with a cart on the golf course? That Obama planted a bomb in the Oval Office?
We’re seeing Trump unravel as, one by one, his cronies’ ties to Russia are exposed, like layers from an onion with a Trump core.
If the ever-growing list of Trump associates’ Russian connections were truly irrelevant, Trump could immediately, completely prove he’s clean by producing his tax returns showing no profits from or indebtedness to Russia.
But he doesn’t, and each day he looks guiltier. Or perhaps he knows that his taxes aren’t enough. That Putin’s got dirt to finish him off, and Putin will use it whenever Trump proves himself a weak, useless puppet. Trump tweets to distract, in a vain attempt to keep the other shoe from dropping.
Last week, Trump managed to read to Congress from a teleprompter for an hour without a meltdown, leaving many rejoicing that he was finally acting presidential. But within days he once again reverted to the ignorant, pathetic, frightened little man he really is.
Trump seems bewildered by his new political world. No longer the unquestioned boss, he’s surrounded by enemies he earned, and others who won’t sit by while he flushes America down the toilet. So they leak and speak on condition of anonymity. Trump himself created every reason he has to be very, very afraid. His constant bashing of the media looks increasingly like a death wish to have them expose all he’s been hiding and get it over with.
But back to the tweets. To close Trump’s account would violate his First Amendment rights. So the next best response is none. Report only on his words and text that come through official channels. Reduce his Twitter audience to the crazies who still think his mental diarrhea makes sense.
By using tweets to flirt with the sharks, Trump doesn’t distract, but forces the country closer to a decision to oust him and regain its sanity. Sad!