Now that he's back stateside, Trump is responding to Michael Cohen's bombshell testimony with a series of especially unhinged tweets.
After returning to the U.S. from Vietnam, where he held an embarrassing failure of a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Trump spent his Friday morning responding to Michael Cohen's explosive testimony in a series of deranged tweets that were riddled with lies and bizarre accusations.
"Wow, just revealed that Michael Cohen wrote a 'love letter to Trump' manuscript for a new book that he was pushing," Trump tweeted. "Written and submitted long after Charlottesville and Helsinki, his phony reasons for going rogue. Book is exact opposite of his fake testimony, which now is a lie!"
The book Carlson "just revealed" was first reported a full year ago in February 2018. And it's not a "love letter" as much as it's a tell-all on the saga with porn actress Stormy Daniels, which has now put Trump, his son, and others in the Trump Organization in legal jeopardy.
The book was reported in February 2018 https://t.co/HSyUHPGoeu
"Just revealed" = "was on Tucker Carlson's show last night."
Left, Fox, 8:01 pm
Carlson: "Cohen wrote the book proposal long after Charlottesville and Helsinki."
Right, Trump, 8:00 am pic.twitter.com/aJOD3uAT1q
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) March 1, 2019
Trump then continued to tweet about Cohen's alleged book.
"Congress must demand the transcript of Michael Cohen’s new book, given to publishers a short time ago," he wrote. "Your heads will spin when you see the lies, misrepresentations and contradictions against his Thursday testimony. Like a different person! He is totally discredited!"
Of course, Cohen admitted himself that he had lied in the past about the Daniels payoff. But he also has proof in the form of checks and audio recordings that Trump knew about the hush money payment to the porn star.
Trump's unhinged rantings and ravings didn't stop there.
"Oh’ I see! Now that the 2 year Russian Collusion case has fallen apart, there was no Collusion except bye Crooked Hillary and the Democrats, they say, 'gee, I have an idea, let’s look at Trump’s finances and every deal he has ever done. Let’s follow discredited Michael Cohen.....and the fraudulent and dishonest statements he made on Wednesday. No way, it’s time to stop this corrupt and illegally brought Witch Hunt. Time to start looking at the other side where real crimes were committed. Republicans have been abused long enough. Must end now!"
Trump's claim that Democrats were the ones who colluded with Russia is not only obviously false, it's completely irrational. No, Democrats did not collude with a foreign power to ensure they'd lose the 2016 election.
But since Trump has no better argument to make, he continues to spew that ridiculous lie.
Trump then sent one more tweet complaining about Cohen's book, whose contents he somehow suddenly knows all about, and claiming that Hillary Clinton was behind Cohen's entire testimony — yet another delusion that suggests Clinton continues to live rent-free in his head.
"Michael Cohen’s book manuscript shows that he committed perjury on a scale not seen before," Trump wrote. "He must have forgotten about his book when he testified. What does Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, say about this one. Is he being paid by Crooked Hillary. Using her lawyer?"
Trump has nothing on his schedule as he recovers from his utter humiliation in Vietnam.
That means more "executive time" — which is likely to mean even more deranged tweets.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.