On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, residents of Florida are recovering from a massive hurricane that left 18 people dead and thousands homeless and financially devastated. An American resident who worked as a journalist for The Washington Post has disappeared and is suspected to have been murdered by a foreign government. Scientists released dire warnings and a limited timeline regarding what will be the deadly effects of climate change.
The president of the United States, however, has concerned himself on Twitter with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry, his former mistress’s “horseface,” and details of a dossier that has never been debunked about his 2016 presidential campaign’s alleged collusion with a hostile foreign government that he desperately wants to convince his rabid fanbase is “fake news.”
Pieces of the dossier have turned out to be disturbingly true and other pieces are as yet unconfirmed, but none of it has proven “fake.” No amount of Glen Simpson talking to a reporter about the dossier changes the veracity of it, but muddling the story is Trump’s best hope at this point.
Imagine for a moment that Republicans had gotten hold of potential evidence that President Barack Obama had illegally stolen an election after their candidate won the popular vote. After all, Trump tried to challenge the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency with his fake birther claims no matter how many times it was debunked. The GOP conducted endless investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state and an attack in Benghazi that turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.
Yet, with real evidence to back up suspicions of wrongdoing, Trump complains about how unfairly he’s being treated. At this point, it’s tiresome and most Americans are waiting for Trump to decide to focus on what’s important while Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation plays out.
Twitter wasn’t impressed by Trump’s rant, either. See some of their comments below: