Trump Continues Mental Breakdown in Embarrassing Tuesday Twitter Rant

Once again, Tuesday morning Donald Trump unleashed another unhinged, incoherent Twitter rant spanning several hours. As I just said on Twitter, I think we really need to start making a bigger deal out of the fact that the current “president” clearly spends several hours nearly every morning watching television and whining about what he sees on social media.

You know, like a child.

While nothing Trump said was particularly shocking (at least based on comments he’s made in the past), he still said several ridiculous, and completely dishonest, things during his most recent Twitter temper tantrum that spanned a period of over five hours.

Like many things Trump says, it all began with him pushing a ridiculous conspiracy theory:

I love how Trump is directly tweeting at Fox News’ Sean Hannity, one of his top cheerleaders and propaganda pushers. Because that’s a very “professional” and “credible” thing for a “president” to do.

As far as his claim, it’s completely absurd considering the two situations aren’t remotely similar.

For starters, the Russian hack of last year’s election was directly ordered by Vladimir Putin and involved Russia’s military and intelligence services. So this was a blatant cyber attack ordered by the Russian president against the United States in an effort to influence the outcome of our presidential election.

There’s absolutely no evidence the Ukrainian government was part of any effort to “sabotage Trump.” The information linked to Ukraine was gathered by working with the embassy using information gained through an official investigation. Furthermore, since the Ukraine information revolved around then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s work for pro-Russian groups in that country, obviously to get that information into what he was doing over there, anyone looking into him would have had to go there to get it.

It’s also important to point out that this information was obtained by a Ukrainian-American consultant to the DNC, Alexandra Chalupa who said she took it upon herself to investigate Manafort’s ties to Russia.

Plus there’s always the fact that Ukraine is an actual ally to the United States — while Russia is, at best, an adversary, if not an outright enemy.

Trump and the right-wing media are trying to compare a cyber attack launched by an enemy to the United States who used illegally obtained private emails to slander a presidential candidate vs. information a Ukrainian-American consultant to the DNC gathered on her own through the embassy that was part of an official investigation into Manafort’s pro-Russia work in Ukraine.

The. Two. Aren’t. Remotely. Similar.

Next up Trump continued his online bullying of Jeff Sessions hoping to force him to resign:

Why would the attorney general open an investigation into something that the FBI spent over a year already investigating, ultimately concluding that Hillary Clinton did nothing illegal? Same thing with the DNC server, the FBI already got what they needed from it. This was nothing more than Trump trying to bring up Clinton’s name, bully Sessions, and try to work his supporters up by spouting off pure gibberish about issues that the FBI dealt with over a year ago.

But Trump was far from finished, because of course:

Almost nothing about that statement is true.

Yes, Andrew McCabe is married to a Democrat who ran for office in Virginia. It’s also true that she received nearly $700k from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s super PAC and state party funds in 2015.

However, that’s pretty much where any semblance of truth stops.

At no point was McCabe “in charge” of the Clinton email investigation. It wasn’t even until three months after his wife’s failed campaign that McCabe was promoted to any sort of “oversight” role related to the Clinton investigation — nearly a year after it had began.

As far as the claim that “he got money for his wife,” that’s also not remotely true. When she decided to run for office, the FBI ethics agreement prohibited him from participating in any investigations in Virginia, fundraising, or support for his wife.

So, in no way was McCabe “in charge” of the Clinton email investigation, nor did he raise funds for his wife’s campaign, nor was the money to which Trump’s referring from Hillary Clinton.

He then sent out two tweets that really did nothing more than highlight the fact that he’s an ineffective leader who made big promises on health care he never had any way to actually fulfill:

As I’ve said plenty of times before, if Obamacare were really that bad, then they would have repealed it months ago and Republicans wouldn’t have to lie about it. The reason why it’s come down to this is because they’re terrified of the repercussions they’re going to face once millions of conservatives realize how much they’ve benefited from Obama’s signature health care law.

Though I like how Trump seems to think that this bill would be immediately sent to his desk. Tuesday’s vote is a procedural vote open up debate that would almost certainly take months before lawmakers reached any sort of final “verdict” on anything.

If Trump has a “pen in hand,” then he’s going to be holding it for quite a while. A “president” who actually understands how our government works would know that.

Then came this nauseating tweet:

I’m sorry, but you don’t get to mock someone as not being an American hero because you “like people who weren’t captured” while they were fighting for this country, then call them an “American hero” because you think they’re flying to Washington to strip health care away from millions of people.

After that Trump decided to once again prove he’s a childish idiot:

Maybe Kushner did “prove” something. However, we’d never know that because they made sure his testimony was done behind closed doors. Though I have to laugh at how someone who could possibly be facing a very extensive prison sentence saying “I didn’t collude with Russia” is enough proof for Trump that they didn’t commit treason.

Furthermore, “next up” would actually be his oldest son who lied about, and concealed, a meeting he had with a Kremlin-backed lawyer who promised him dirt on Clinton from the Russian government.

But, please, tell me more about how this is all a “witch hunt” as more secret meetings with Russians get exposed and Trump continues to prove himself to be a textbook example of a guilty person desperately trying to conceal the truth.

Finally, Trump called Democrats “obstructionists” even though they have no power to stop Republicans from repealing Obamacare, and all it took was 50 of the 52 GOP senators to vote “yea” on today’s procedural vote for Trump to be able to claim a “victory.”

As I’ve said before, leave it to Republicans to control the House, Senate, and White House — then blame Democrats for their inability to get anything done.

Tuesday’s hissy fit was just another reminder that the United States currently has a “president” who pushes debunked conspiracies, tries to cyber bully members of his own administration into quitting, and has absolutely no business being this nation’s leader.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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