The President is drowning in his own flop sweat. What Donald Trump has asked us all to call the “Ukraine Witch Hunt” is boiling over with new revelations of his criminality and his own absurd utterances that, more often than not, just get him into even hotter water. His behavior illustrates how desperate and fearful he is. On Saturday he posted twenty (20!) tweets on this subject alone, including one that completely contradicted his flagrantly false allegations against Joe Biden and the media.
Trump’s charges against Biden are widely repudiated by credible journalists and people with inside knowledge of the matter. There have been investigations that found no wrongdoing on the part of Biden or his son, Hunter. Biden’s role in lobbying for the dismissal of a corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor was only to inform the Ukrainians of the official diplomatic position of the United States, as well as that of the European Union and Ukraine’s own parliament. At no time did Biden press for any action that inured to the benefit of himself or his family.
That’s in stark contrast to Trump threatening to withhold foreign aid that was allocated by Congress unless Ukraine complied with his demand to fabricate dirt on Biden. Trump was extorting Ukraine to actively interfere in the U.S. election to help him malign a possible opponent. That violates at least half a dozen laws and is an abhorrent act of betrayal.
However, that hasn’t stopped Trump and his cadre of worshipful defenders in politics and punditry from concocting and disseminating ridiculous conspiracy theories that challenge rational thought. Naturally, Fox News took the lead with surreal presentations from the usual suspects (Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and the “Curvy Couch” potatoes of Fox and Friends). For his part, Trump unleashed at least eight different excuses for the Ukraine story on Twitter. And each one is wholly without foundation or any semblance of sanity. For instance:
- The media is making up facts and sources
- They’re turning a Biden scandal into a Trump scandal
- Someone was spying on the president
- A seditious effort to protect the Obama/Clinton gang
- The whistleblower was “highly partisan”
- It’s the “Deep State”
- The whistleblower wasn’t really a whistleblower
- It’s a Witch Hunt
- Trump’s conversations were “perfectly fine”
Notice that none of these wild-eyed rants actually deny that Trump pressured the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to dig up dirt on Biden. That should be the first signal that Trump is lying and is conscious of the risk that his lies will be discovered. But we didn’t have to wait long for Trump to out himself. On Sunday morning’s episode of “Chopper talk,” Trump finally admitted that he did indeed talk about Biden with Zelensky. Trump said that…
“The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, was largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place. It was largely the fact that we don’t want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine.“
Here is the president on the White House Lawn confessing that he asked a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent. pic.twitter.com/6GOaG6VxhY
— Matt Rogers ? (@Politidope) September 22, 2019
Setting aside Trump’s mangling of the English language, he is unambiguously admitting that the Biden matter was raised in his conversations with Zelensky. So now we have both Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, confessing that they strong armed Ukraine’s leaders into a conspiracy to undermine U.S. democracy.
In Trump’s Sunday morning rant he also made a point of repeatedly saying that he was not looking to hurt Biden or his family. But every time he said that he followed it up with baseless accusations that Biden had done something terrible. It’s the Trump version of a schoolyard bully assaulting his victim and asking “Why do you keep hitting yourself.” And it’s a textbook example of a passive/aggressive personality seeking to distance himself from his own viciousness.
Trump has too many psychoses to enumerate, the most prominent being his malignant narcissism. So we can expect more of this bizarre behavior as Trump finds himself sinking ever deeper into the abyss of his own immorality. We can count on him charging his perceived enemies with the crimes that he is committing. And we can reliably predict his manic meltdowns and infantile reactions whenever he feels threatened. Which will be occurring more frequently as his lies and misdeeds continue to unfold.
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Whatever. Whatever the very evil Trumpelstitskin says it is designed to deflect, distract and/or project. Whatever the 45th dotard says he then can turn around and claim he never said it. Everything in trumpland is upside down and backwards. We now have trumpspeak. The truth is never spoken.
He said it himself: “Do not believe in what you see or hear.” Trumpspeak!!!! Groupthink!!!!! Trumpthink!!!!!
Hey, hey, donnie dungbain! Latest polling shows Warren leading Biden. So, who ya gonna extort to smear HER?? Wait, wait, let me guess — it involves that trite, racist “Pocahontas” trope again, amirite? And “your African American”, I mean “your Native American”, amirite again?
OT: Joe Arpaio is running again for the office of Arizona’s Chief Bigot. The horror, the horror….
‘Tom, this is the sheriff.’ Joe Arpaio, 87, runs for old job
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