Supreme Court Justice John Roberts entered the Senate Thursday bringing with him an unusual solemnity to this rare situation of beginning the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. This was the place where the president’s hot, humid blow-everything-up mess meets the solid weight of history. POTUS’ lawless chaos stands out, a stark contrast to that dignity and stateliness.
The president hoped to insert himself into the minds of the nation and whip their attention back upon himself.
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has been a close friend of the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-TN). However, the Tennesse senator broke with both McConnell and Trump when he indicated that he could want to see witnesses.
Was it possible that Trump brought up the senator’s name for that reason? Trump tweeted his interest:
‘Looking at this strongly!’
Alexander might have been signaling to his fellow Republicans that America celebrates heroes, such as MSG “Roddie” Edmonds from his own state. The senator’s comment was inspiring:
‘This Congress, @MarshaBlackburn, and I introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to MSG “Roddie” Edmonds, a lifelong Tennessean, because I do not know of a more inspiring example of the American character than the heroism of this 26-year-old East Tennessee soldier.’
Trump wanted a Michigan win, so he tweeted his outrage. Of course, that outrage did not reach the do-anything-about-it stage:
‘This is a total disgrace, but just another reason that I’m going to win Michigan again!
The president’s outrage went nowhere blamed the people even though their government destroyed Flint’s water system, and it still has not been righted after four years. The Daily Caller ws outraged, too:
‘Four Years After Flint Got $650M, People Are Being Paid To Sign Up For Free Services’
As hard as it was to imagine, Trump directed people to a nonfiction book:- Profiles in Corruprion:
‘Amazon Calls ‘Profiles in Corruption’ t,he ‘Most Anticipated’ Nonfiction Book bit.ly/2tlBT7y via @BreitbartNews’
Fox News host Sean Hannity said he would “launch the book on his show:”
‘On Monday, Sean Hannity announced that he plans to launch the book on his show.’
‘Our friend Peter Schweizer, I have learned, has his new book coming out one week from tomorrow. He will launch it one week from today on this show. It’s Profiles in Corruption. It hit #1 on Amazon ten days before the release. You know why? Look how ahead of the curve he was on so many other occasions. I mean, he does a lot of really good work. He was the first one to discover the Clinton Foundation, Burisma Holdings, etc.’
Twitter world blew in strong. On this momentous day, the day Donald Trump’s impeachment trial began, this is how people responded:
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