Trump’s Saturday Twitter Rant Was a Hilarious Display of a Madman Gone Wild

While most of Donald Trump’s rants on Twitter are fairly unhinged, often completely incoherent, and almost always fact-free, it seems that Saturday mornings are when he really likes to unleash his biggest meltdowns.

Such as the one he went on this morning where he ranted about Russia (of course) and the filibuster — even though the GOP’s failure to pass the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare had absolutely nothing to do with the filibuster as it failed 49-51.

Let’s just get right to these.

First up, the man who claims he’s too busy to watch much television was clearly spending a good portion of his morning (as he seems to always do) — watching cable news morning shows:

Actually, no, that’s not-at-all what the article he retweeted says. It was about one witness, Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, who testified that the company behind the infamous Steele dossier also had worked for the Kremlin in an effort to fight sanctions against Russia. The article specifically says the following:

Left unclear in Thursday’s hearing was what connection there might have been between the Russians and the anti-Trump dossier commissioned by Fusion GPS.

Browder was questioned by multiple senators Thursday on that issue — but said he was a “bystander” in regard to the dossier and the crude allegations against Trump, as he had only read reports in the press.

In other words, he said nothing about Russia being against Trump. In fact, considering Trump’s been very pro-Russia, and the Russian government allegedly hired Fusion GPS to fight against U.S. sanctions against the Kremlin, this actually seems to indicate that Vladimir Putin would have wanted him to “win” last November. He would have known Hillary Clinton would not ease sanctions against Russia, but the Putin-praising Trump might.

For the rest of the morning, Trump had a full-on meltdown over the filibuster:

Once again, the failure by Senate Republicans to repeal Obamacare had nothing to do with the filibuster. Though something tells me if Democrats take back the Senate during next year’s midterms, Trump’s tune on the filibuster would change dramatically.

Furthermore, while he’s whining about the rules in the Senate, the House doesn’t have the filibuster and they’re not exactly passing any of his big legislative promises. Heck, despite having a sizable majority in the House of Representatives, Republicans still barely passed Trumpcare. Moreover, probably the main reason why some House Republicans voted “yea” on that particular bill is because they knew it was never making it out of the Senate.

I’ll agree, there definitely needs to be talk about how the filibuster has become a tool of obstruction. However, until House Republicans start sending over bill after bill that’s getting blocked by Democrats using the power of the filibuster, Trump’s whining about it is just another example of him blaming everyone else for his failures.

I’d also like to point out that we have a “president” who often lies about how much he’s accomplished in such a short time, while also throwing a temper tantrum because he can’t get anything done.

Sorry, Crooked Donny, but it can’t be both. And, no, signing executive orders doesn’t count as an “accomplishment.”

As for that last tweet, someone might want to inform Trump that Democrats did control the Senate (thus having the power to “kill the filibuster” as he’s pushing Republicans to do) from January 3, 2007 until January 3, 2015 — yet they never did.

But why let facts, reality, or even very recent history get in the way of Donald Trump proving, once again, that he’s completely unfit and unqualified for office. He’s obviously never cared about any of those things before.

I suppose many people would call today’s social media outburst a “frightening” display of Trump’s unhinged incompetence, and that’s probably an accurate assessment as well. I simply found it hilarious because I imagined him throwing a fit in the Oval Office, rolling around on the floor between tweets and stomping his fists like a preschooler after getting told the circus isn’t in town today.

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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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