Trump’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Twitter Breakdown Was One of His Most Unhinged Yet

I know pointing out something ridiculous Donald Trump said on Twitter is redundant due to the fact that it’s practically an everyday occurrence. However, I’m still convinced his social media ramblings are newsworthy. In my opinion, these are his real, unfiltered thoughts that showcase how much he’s cracking under the weight of the on-going Russia investigations that seem to be inching closer and closer to finding out what really happened between his campaign and Russian officials.



There’s really no need for build up here, let’s just get right into these tweets.

First, he started out by implying that the longer an investigation goes, the less evidence they have — which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense:

The truth is, if there was nothing there — then these investigations would have been wrapped up long ago. Instead, not only do they not appear to be ending anytime soon, but they seem to be intensifying and expanding. When the FBI looked into Hillary Clinton’s emails, they had tens of thousands of emails they had to sort through and verify. It took them a while to do that because of the mass amount of information, documents, and verification they had to comb through.

We’re now approaching the one-year point with these Russia investigations, with no end in sight. At least not any time soon. Which seems to indicate that this has expanded much further than just a few meetings or phone calls between Trump’s associates and Russian officials.

And typically law enforcement officials don’t broadcast their “proof” of a crime until a trial begins. So this argument Trump’s using that they have yet to “show any proof” doesn’t make any sense. The sheer fact that these investigations are still on-going proves that there’s something going on far beyond a few innocuous communications with Russia.

He followed that tweet with this rather hilarious one:

Actually, the media loves when Trump tweets. Just ask CNN’s Jake Tapper, who trolled the “president” over these remarks:

The fact Trump thinks the media hates when he tweets shows how delusional he is.

If he wants to talk about the people who hate his social media addiction, he needs to look at the GOP, his administration, and people who are forced to defend these incoherent rants. Trust me, they’re the ones who wish he’d delete his Twitter account.



Trump then tried to, once again, take credit for economic numbers he’s had nothing to do with:

Aside from a few executive orders that don’t really do much, Trump hasn’t signed a single major piece of economic legislation since he’s been in office. Furthermore, these numbers he’s now trying to brag about — which are clearly nothing more than a continuation of what we saw for most of Barack Obama’s presidency — are the same ones he called “phony” and a “hoax” during his campaign.

So why would he want people to talk about economic numbers that, not too long ago, he said weren’t real?

But that’s when he sent out one of the most outrageous tweets he’s ever posted:

Wait a minute.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t Trump said, repeatedly, that he’s the one who decided, on his own, to fire James Comey? Why yes he did:

“I was going to fire Comey,” Trump told NBC News in an interview. “Regardless of the recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.”

During that same interview with NBC News, Trump called Rod Rosenstein “highly respected, a very good guy, a very smart guy.”

So, now Trump’s claiming that he wasn’t going to fire Comey without Rosenstein’s recommendations? Because that’s not what he told Lester Holt during their interview. He made it perfectly clear that, with or without the recommendation, he was firing Comey.

I feel it’s also important to point out that Rosenstein was nominated by Trump.

Basically what he’s now claiming — especially if you combine today’s rant with his rant from yesterday — is that the Department of Justice staffed with his own people and nominees are now part of some “witch hunt” against him. Furthermore, based on what he tweeted yesterday, not only are these “very bad, conflicted people” after him — they’re apparently working for Clinton, since they won’t go after her for the fictional crimes he claims she’s committed.

This is legitimately insane.

Donald Trump is now literally suggesting that his own DOJ, staffed by his people, along with the FBI are now “very bad, conflicted people” who are participating in a “witch hunt” to bring him down.

After making it clear during his interview with Lester Holt that he was the one who ultimately decided to fire Comey, now he’s trying to insinuate that there’s some nefarious plot being orchestrated. Apparently, according to Trump’s train of thought, Rosenstein might’ve pushed him to fire Comey so that memos the deputy attorney general didn’t know existed could be used against him to launch an obstruction of justice investigation.

If that sounds crazy and like it doesn’t make any sense, it should, because it is and doesn’t.

None of this makes any sense.

Not only did these investigations start long before Trump “won” last year’s election, but he’s accusing the FBI, along with his own Department of Justice run by people he nominated, of all being part of some outlandish “witch hunt” conspiracy that apparently involves protecting Hillary Clinton.

Oh, and before I wrap this up, I just wanted to point out that these tweets by Trump are him personally confirming news reports he’s repeatedly called “fake.”

Just thought I’d throw that out there.

As I’ve said before, how this ultimately ends is anyone’s guess. But if Donald Trump’s increasingly hostile, unhinged, and erratic behavior (even for him) are to be taken as signs, he’s terrified and doing whatever he feels he can to undermine and obstruct these investigations.




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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  • fahvel

    ? is there the vaguest possibility that the thing in the white (going grey) house actually knows what he’s doing and the fog of insanity associated with it is anothe vicious diversion?

  • snoshoo93

    4 reminders:
    1) He claimed the reason for firing Comey in the beginning was how he treated Hillary, causing her to “lose” and make him President.
    2) In the hundreds of times we’ve seen the video clip of Comey striding toward him to shake hands and Trump whispering something in his ear….Comey says it was “I’m looking forward to working with you”.
    3) At the Inauguration Day luncheon, Trump was acknowledging people and told Hillary and Bill to stand up for applause and said “I respect those two people so much”. A few minutes earlier he walked up to Hillary in the crowd and “thanked her for being there”.
    4) It’s not the media who is causing a “witch hunt”. They are just reporting on it. And they don’t hate his tweets….they are reporting on them, too…..and helping reveal what an out-of-control and self-destructive “nut job” HE is. His lawyers haven’t really weighed in yet on how nearly-impossible it’s going to be to defend him because of all he blurts out on Twitter.

    Along with the ultra-important quality we all need in life….*common sense*…goes *self-awareness* … our faults and who we really are, what we really know in life and how we fit in with REALITY. Trump is devoid of both qualities; hence he flounders about now and will sooner or later destroy HIMSELF. Even at the end, it will ALL be “somebody else’s fault”. Prisons are full of people like that…