Donald Trump must have gotten off the phone with Mike Lindell, is my best guess here. Because he is talking major, whacky, hallucinatory, delusion-level stuff. He just posted on Truth Social what a good thing yesterday’s indictment (and we presume, tomorrow’s appearance before the Magistrate) will be in order to further his cause. Whut? Precisely?
While I’m no defender of Mike Pence, and certainly no fan, I will give him credit for not getting roped into this insane conspiracy of Trump’s. Unfortunately, by doing the actual job he was elected to do, no more no less, he’s now a pariah in MAGA world.
Trump stood there in the Ellipse and made Mike Pence a scapegoat. “If only Mike Pence does the right thing.” What Trump meant was “my thing” Pence did do the right thing, so Trump’s prayer was answered.
Hillary Clinton called Trump’s cult “deplorables.” They’re more than that. The hard core MAGAs are degenerates. They’re ignorant and they put emotion above reason, just like a 2-year-old. Yet somehow they, and a bunch of deluded Republicans, put this creature in the White House.
We cannot have this madness in our politics. As you know, the Fitch rating reduced the credit rating of the United States from AAA to AA+. This is a response to the chaos in our politics. People are not blind and serious people can see the lunacy of the political scene in 2023.
My hat is off to our wonderful president, Joe Biden, fighting the good fight and in the ninth decade of his life, no less. Good for him. May America have the collective good sense to hang on to what we’ve got and not go back into the sheer madness that the Trump years were. Or we are done. This isn’t just another election, this one is existential.