If Donald Trump isn’t legitimately crazy, then he deserves an Academy Award for playing the character of someone who clearly is. While nothing he does surprises me anymore, it’s still disheartening to realize that this country is being led by someone who’s as unhinged and mentally unstable as Trump.
Well, on Thursday morning, he accused the FBI, Democrats, and Russia of working together to bring him down:
Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017
Before I address the utter insanity of that tweet, I’d like everyone to take a moment to truly appreciate what we’ve all just witnessed. That’s the current U.S. “president” who just accused the FBI of working with his political rivals and Russia to come after him.
Now imagine if Barack Obama had said the birther conspiracies against him, or the Benghazi investigations, were the collaborative efforts of U.S. intelligence, Russia, and the Republican Party colluding against him. How absolutely crazy and completely guilty would that have made him look?
It’s comments like these that lead me to believe that Trump’s guilty.
Even as much as I loathe him, if Trump’s truly not guilty of any crimes or collusion, then, by all means, let the facts prove that. My main goal with any of this is ensuring that no matter what the end results might be, at the end of the day, facts determine the outcome. Not partisan desires, hopes and dreams, emotion, or anything else — just facts.
That said, nothing about Trump’s behavior leads me to believe that he’s innocent. People who’ve been accused of a crime (or multiple crimes) who’ve done nothing wrong aren’t afraid of investigations that should clear their name. If Trump’s truly innocent then there’s no reason for him to be so hostile, defensive, and clearly terrified of the on-going investigation into his campaign.
After all, as Trump’s repeatedly stated, he’s done nothing wrong, right?
Except Trump’s behaved like the textbook example of a criminal who’s guilty of something and becoming increasingly unhinged as investigators inch closer and closer to finding out the truth.
Not only has Trump continued to deny any and all allegations against him — much in the same way he denied telling the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson “he knew what he signed up for” just before the family confirmed he did, in fact, say that — he’s trying to undermine the credibility of those investigating him.
All negative media reports about me are fake!
James Comey was working with Hillary Clinton!
Robert Mueller is friends with Comey so he can’t be trusted!
The U.S. intelligence community isn’t credible!
The FBI, Democrats, and Russia are all working together to bring me down!
He’s saying all of this because he’s laying the foundation for his eventual downfall. His “Hail Mary,” if you will, seems to be a strategy to discredit anyone who might expose the truth about him, hoping that somehow, someway that will save him.
My honest theory is that he’s hoping to get his base so worked up, paranoid, and irrational that he builds his own “army” of sorts that he’s hoping will be enough of an intimidation factor to make people think twice about going after him criminally. Essentially creating the environment of, “If you come after me — you’ll be sorry.”
Most Republicans know he still has a lot of pull within the party, which makes most of them too gutless to actually stand up to him. Because I can promise you this much, had Obama or Clinton tweeted out something similar to what Trump did Thursday morning, the GOP would not be silent.
However, because they’re cowards who won’t stand up to him due to his support among millions of conservatives, they’re going to sit back and let him say and do pretty much whatever he wants. Though I think deep down a lot of them know this isn’t going to end well for them, either. They’re just trying to ride things out as long as they can, hoping to use Trump to pass legislation before the bottom falls out.
Make no mistake about it, these rants from Trump are his twisted way of trying to protect himself. Since he knows whatever truth is out there about him and that there’s a very good possibility that it’s all going to become public knowledge soon, his only course of action is to undermine those who are investigating him, while continuing to push the idea that this is all some giant conspiracy against him.
Luckily for him, but unfortunately for the rest of the country, he’s supported by mindless drones who believe anything he says. So when all of this eventually does reach its conclusion, there’s a big possibility it’s going to get ugly.
My prediction is that we’re going to see a situation where professional investigators are presenting indisputable factual evidence against him, while Trump and most of the conservative media does whatever it can to try to discredit that evidence, push conspiracies, and attempt to con millions of people into believing that it’s all part of some giant conspiracy to bring down Donald Trump.