Nancy Pelosi put Trump in his place last week, so naturally he took to Twitter to soothe his ego.
Last Friday wasn't a great day for Trump. Yet another of his campaign advisers, Roger Stone, was indicted. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) forced him to cave on his ill-advised wall, leading hard-liners like Ann Coulter to slam him for being a wimp. So of course Trump was going to spend the weekend melting down.
There was also a tweet with absurdly precise immigration numbers, saying that the one-day cost of undocumented immigrants was $603,331,392 and the year-to-date cost is $18,959,495,168. In the same tweet, he more than doubled America's population of undocumented immigrants, increasing it arbitrarily from 11 million to over 25 million. No one knows where he got those numbers.
Then there were the inevitable tweets about all the people that should be prosecuted for lying: "Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Lisa Page & lover, Baker and soooo many others? What about Hillary to FBI and her 33,000 deleted Emails? What about Lisa & Peter’s deleted texts & Wiener's laptop?" Eventually, he lost steam and just resorted to typing WITCH HUNT.
He also dipped back into an old favorite: voter fraud. "Fox and Friends" latched on to an assertion that 58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas, and 95,000 non-citizens are registered to vote there — and Trump was clearly watching TV Sunday morning. Of course, by the time Fox was whipping Trump into a frenzy about it, it had already been debunked.
But by Sunday night, there was trouble in Trump-Fox paradise, with Trump getting mad at Fox's John Roberts and Gillian Turner for having "even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!"
Proving his overall pettiness, and major lack of compassion, Trump also went after journalists at the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed who had just lost their jobs.
And then he closed out the weekend running down his "accomplishments," complete with both his usual refrain about how he has done more than any president ever and a threat: "does anybody really think I won't build the WALL?"
As last week made clear, unless Nancy Pelosi wants that wall, Trump isn't getting it.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.