Donald Trump was up well before dawn on Friday, presumably to ensure that someone (else) hadn’t taken down his Twitter feed overnight.
And see the funny thing is, you think I’m being sarcastic. But I’m not:
That’s Trump’s takeaway from what happened last night. An outgoing customer support employee takes it upon themselves to take down his account on their last day on the job and the conclusion Trump draws is that “the word must finally be getting out and having an impact.”
I mean, to a certain extent that’s true. The “word” is getting out and it is “having an impact.” Specifically, the “word” is “out” that Trump is a raving lunatic and that’s “having an impact” on sane people who want to try and shut him up before he ushers in the apocalypse 140-characters at a time.
But that wasn’t all the President wanted to focus on this morning. He also wanted to make sure Jeff Sessions has another miserable day. You’ll recall that everyone’s (least) favorite racist lawn gnome had a tough go of it on Thursday as lawmakers began to ask fresh questions about what he knew about the Trump campaign’s ties to Moscow in light of new evidence from cooperating witness George Papadopoulos and testimony from Carter Page.
Well, you’ll also recall that Trump has variously suggested that someone should “DO SOMETHING” fast with regard to launching some kind of investigation into someone that isn’t him and his associates lest he should end up be implicated in a treasonous plot to undermine America’s democracy.
So on Friday what he’s going to do is Twitter-beg/Twitter-demand that Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department launch investigations into… I don’t know…. into something. Here’s Trump:
Now I don’t know who “everybody” is there, but he’s certainly correct to say that Fox News is asking and now, much to the chagrin of the paper’s reporters, WSJ’s editorial board has joined the crusade.
But whatever you want to say about that, there’s no getting around the fact that Trump is desperate for a distraction or some kind of diversion. He’s up at 6 something in the morning tweeting about uranium, deleted e-mails, and “plus, plus.”
Next up, expect Trump to try and strong arm Sessions into doing something he doesn’t want to do. Rex Tillerson and John Kelly are last month’s news. It’s Jeff Sessions’ turn to wake up nauseated every morning (again).
Oh, and then he said this:
I don’t think it’s occurred to him that calling Sanders “Crazy Bernie” kind of dilutes the message there.
"SOMEONE DO SOMETHING!" pic.twitter.com/GGHI8XdabJ
— Walter White (@heisenbergrpt) November 3, 2017