I’m beginning to see a glimmer of what the final scene in this misadventure of an administration will look like. Donald Trump’s blasting out at John Bolton, because a judge refused to block release of Bolton’s tell-all is the road map for where we’re going.
…..who was all washed up until I brought him back and gave him a chance, broke the law by releasing Classified Information (in massive amounts). He must pay a very big price for this, as others have before him. This should never to happen again!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2020
First of all, Steve Schmidt made the comment about Bolton in connection with his refusal to testify at Trump’s impeachment inquiry. But it was a good way to slam Bolton, using somebody else’s words.
Then look where Trump goes. Bolton was “all washed up” and then Trump, the all powerful, the omniscient, the Great Orange One “brought him back and gave him a chance.” Oh, but for the beneficence of Almighty GOO, Bolton would have languished in obscurity and never gotten any ratings at all. And here’s where this becomes a signpost, to my way of thinking: When we finally kick Trump to the curb in November, he will say something along these lines to the American people. I predict that he’ll do an enraged, off the cuff speech — not a concession speech, as that term is understood — but I predict he’ll insult America.
I think we will hear things like, “I made this country great again, just me. You were a nation of losers before I got here. I created the best economy the world had ever seen, not just this world, any world, I get fan mail from all of them saying, “Sir, I wish the leaders up here on Tralfamadore could be just like you.”
“I got billions from the Chinese, they were so scared of me, Vladimir Putin wishes that he was me and I still get love letters from Kim Jong Un. Nobody had ever heard of these guys before I made ’em famous.”
I think Trump will continue to rant and rave about having the biggest crowds and the highest ratings and achieving more than any president anywhere achieved, ever, or ever will achieve, and then when he’s thoroughly spent, he’ll collapse ala Howard Beal in “Network” and they’ll carry him off.
Seriously. I would not be surprised if this is how this movie ends.