Trump Comes Unglued In Saturday Twitter Freakout

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President Donald Trump managed to get an acquittal from the Republican majority in the Senate at the end of his recent impeachment trial, but he’s still finding plenty to complain about anyway. This Saturday morning, besides retweeting an array of vague messages that somehow manage to blame Democrats for division in the United States (have any of these people ever read the president’s Twitter feed?), Trump also bombastically complained about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who he fired from his job at the National Security Council this week. Vindman — a Purple Heart recipient — had testified against Trump during the House’s impeachment proceedings, and this weekend, Trump continued his vindictive outrage.

Trump belligerently tweeted:

‘Fake News @CNN & MSDNC keep talking about “Lt. Col.” Vindman as though I should think only how wonderful he was. Actually, I don’t know him, never spoke to him, or met him (I don’t believe!) but, he was very insubordinate, reported contents of my “perfect” calls incorrectly was given a horrendous report by his superior, the man he reported to, who publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering to the chain of command and leaking information. In other words, “OUT”.’

That superior, presumably, is an individual that Trump himself (or one of his close allies) put in place. Rather than stick to an argument even in the same universe as the facts of the situation, the president is resorting to mocking Vindman’s military rank and insisting that him having dared to testify against Trump with a clear and straightforward retelling of the facts constitutes “insubordination.” Good to know that the president’s personal ideal for the White House is a dictatorship!

In reality, Trump got caught, and now he’s continuing to freak out and Congressional Republicans are enabling his behavior.

This weekend, he also complained about West Virginia’s moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s vote to convict him of the charges against him at the conclusion of his impeachment trial. Trump called Manchin “just a puppet for Schumer & Pelosi,” thereby further revealing himself as an egomaniac who refuses to conceive of even the slightest legitimacy of opposition to him.

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