When news of the Robert Mueller indictments, handed down on Friday evening with arrests expected as soon as Monday, broke the internet, Trump’s Twitter account went on a meltdown watch.
Would Trump retweet every online conspiracy theory he could find to dredge up the seven year old Uranium One scandal that his cult followers have swallowed hook, line, and sinker and have even managed to somehow connect Robert Mueller to? Would the schoolyard bully nicknames go flying toward President Obama and President Clinton? Would he wish Lee Greenwood a happy birthday for the 50th time to display his patriotism?
No. Instead, he stuck to conspiracy theories and fake news.
In a sedate (for Trump) series of tweets, the president showed just how immobilized he is by what he cannot control. Of course, he got a few mild digs in at the media, they’re about to explode with news when some of his friends and campaign officials, and possibly even a family member or two, are apprehended and hauled off to jail as soon as Monday.
The irony of the JFK tweets cannot be missed, though. Transparency and putting conspiracy theories to rest is the antithesis of everything Donald Trump has represented since he first burst onto the political scene with his birtherism claims about President Obama.
Twitter was not about to let him forget what’s going on in the meantime.
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