From the start of his presidency, Donald Trump has made Twitter his preferred platform for communicating with the American people. He has often unleashed rabid tweetstorms that exceeded forty posts in a single day. The vast majority of these posts are shamelessly self-serving tributes to himself – by himself – along with messages by his devoted sycophants in Congress and on Fox News who offer unquestioning praise for Trump and vicious assaults on his critics.
Trump regards Twitter as his only means of speaking directly to his Deplorable followers since the media is, in his warped mind, “the enemy of the people.” It’s a position that he frequently brings up when questioned about his oppressive Twaddiction. He even believes that criticisms of his Twitter habit are plots to silence him:
Only the Fake News Media and Trump enemies want me to stop using Social Media (110 million people). Only way for me to get the truth out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2017
So it’s rather peculiar that Trump has been muzzling himself on Twitter lately. The frequency of his posts has significantly declined in the past few days. Here is an accounting of Trump’s Twitter feed since the beginning of July (Only posts by Trump, no retweets):
- July 1: 14 tweets.
- July 2: 19 tweets.
- July 3: 14 tweets.
- July 4: 14 tweets.
- July 5: 6 tweets.
- July 6: 5 tweets.
- July 7: 6 tweets
[UPDATE: Trump posted five more times on the night of July 7. They are all curiously attacking the weekend programs on Fox News. Something is clearly rattling him. His ordinary psychoses are flashing neon red. Trump is not comfortable with anyone on Fox who isn’t a Trump-fluffing toady, and Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, and the “Curvy Couch” potatoes of Fox and Friends are all off until Monday]
Trump’s conspicuous decline from his favorite social media raises some awkward questions. What could possibly drive him away from a medium that he has been so attached to as a critical component of his propaganda machine? Ordinarily, even bad news would result in an increase in his tweet activity as he defends himself.
Well, there was some disturbing news this weekend that might have the scrubbing power to shut him up. It concerns a longtime friend of Trump’s who has been embroiled in a stomach-turning scandal involving the sexual exploitation and assault of underage girls:
“Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, and will appear in court in New York on Monday, according to three law enforcement sources. Saturday’s arrest by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force comes about 12 years after the 66-year-old financier essentially got a slap on the wrist for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls in Florida.”
Epstein’s arrest was on July 6. Trump’s Twitter output took a dive on July 5. Assuming Trump got a heads up from either his lackey in the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr, or someone in Epstein’s camp, that would coincide with his reduced Twitter activity. And not because Trump is worried about the fate of his buddy. Trump himself could be implicated in the scandal. After all, his association with Epstein included an appreciation for his perverse sexcapades:
Trump in 2002, NY Magazine: “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it – Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) July 7, 2019
This shouldn’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention to Trump’s enjoyment of his own “social life.” He has had dozens of women come forward with charges of sexual harassment and/or assault. The latest one occurring just two weeks ago. What’s more, Trump has some exposure to Epstein’s previous legal affairs. Alex Acosta is Trump’s Secretary of Labor, a department which, among other things, has jurisdiction over sex trafficking crimes. Acosta’s connection to Epstein is noteworthy:
“Epstein’s bust comes mere months after a federal judge ruled his 2007 non-prosecution agreement (NPA)—secretly inked under former U.S. Attorney and current Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta—violated federal law by keeping Epstein’s victims in the dark. Under the sweetheart deal, Epstein dodged federal charges that might have sent him to prison for life.”
So Trump is pals with Epstein, an alleged sex trafficker, and he placed the corrupt U.S. Attorney, who gave Epstein a slap on the wrist, in his cabinet. Could Trump be worried about what might come out revealing his participation in Epstein’s cabal of pedophiles? Granted, this is speculation at this point. But it’s not unreasonable to suspect Trump, a known sexual predator, to be among those who engaged in unlawful activities with an alleged trafficker of underage girls. And that’s just the sort of legal jeopardy that could zip Trump’s relentlessly flapping lips shut.
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6 thoughts on “Hmm: Trump is Tweeting Way Less Since His Pal Jeffrey Epstein’s Arrest for Sex Trafficking”
The thing no American Voter should ever forget, yet some will, is that Donald J. Trumpf (R) is the very “be best” of all Family Values Republicans. They all admire his Family Values, since he whored around in all of them. This new revelation of Trumpf’s (R) great friend Jeffy Epstein (R) is that he may be held accountable for his years of child raping, in partys Trumpf (R) attended. Trumpf (R) has bragged about being there too, so as Tumpf (R) said all Trumpf (R) did was hold the cameras while there at the partys. Trust him, since we all know Trumpf (R) has never told a lie. When will the FVRs apologize to America? How many little girls will it take for them to object? 3, 5, 18, 29………..
Let’s see if Epstein is willing to cut a deal by admitting that Trump really did rape a 13 year-old girl at one of his parties.
…or it could just be he’s busy golfing.
I guess pedophilia will be deemed ok by Republicans now! It’s in the Bible and Trump is ok with it must be good. Sad?
This explains why Deshowitz has been such a consistent and puzzling backer of Trump. He has been implicated in these parties with underage girls and having Trump to give you legal cover is apparently invaluable to your continued freedom.
I don’t think there’s much downside for Trump in this Epstein business. Trump was paly with him in 2002 and maybe a while after, but sometime probably around 2004 (it’s said to be 15 years ago by James Patterson) Trump threw Epstein out of Mar-A-Lago. From an interview with Patterson:
Perino asked, “President Trump said earlier that he had a falling-out with Epstein about 15 years ago. Do you know what that was about?”
Patterson answered, “Well, I know that there were some complaints about Epstein at Mar-a-Lago and also I spoke to the head of the spa there. I said ‘did you ever meet Epstein?’ She said, ‘oh yes… he was inappropriate with some of the younger women there.’ She said she went to Trump and he threw him out of the club.”
Trump also cooperated with the Florida police during heir attempt to put him away, before he received the “sweetheart deal” allowing him to be out of jail 6 days a week for 12 hours a day.
Trump being paly with Epstein before that is kind of the way just about everyone was paly with Epstein. He was a society guy. So was Trump. But is Trump connected with the young girl massages etc.? Highly unlikely. If Trump was into that, he wouldn’t have cooperated with the Florida police, and would have hushed up the incident at Mar-A-Lago. In fact such a hush up would have been art of the October surprise back in 2016 along with the Access Hollywood tape more than likely.
Wealthy people in both the political right and left have a lot to lose if all of what Epstein got up to comes to light, but rather more so on the left.
As Pelosi’s daughter pointed out: “This Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice. It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may — whether on Republicans or Democrats,” Christine Pelosi tweeted Saturday after news of Epstein’s arrest broke.
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