Donald Trump’s Twitter account will be studied for generations by aspiring political science majors.
The topic will be, “how to connect with your voter base.” They could also look at the evolution of the spelling mistake, as it transitioned from a big red flag to a symbol of authenticity and relatability. Trump was tougher on Covfefe than he was on Mexican manufacturing. Today’s tweet from the President regarding Nancy Pelosi’s comments on impeachment was an excellent example of where we currently stand in US politics.
….a man who is considered by many to be the President with the most successful first two years in history, especially when he has done nothing wrong and impeachment is for “high crimes and misdemeanors”?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
Pelosi’s Comments in Context
Anyone else feel a little warmth in their heart seeing Trump complement Nancy? I did for a second. We are just so used to seeing a relentless war of words that “I greatly appreciate” got me excited before the accompanying “but” braced me for more “witch-hunt” and “collusion” talk. When a comment saying you won’t impeach is tweet-worthy of a thank you, it’s clear how far down the rabbit hole we are. Let’s put this against the context of how the Speaker of the House reaffirmed her position on the President and why she did not think impeachment was a good idea,
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”
Hmm ok, point taken. Do you think The Donald’s fit to be President though NP?
“No. I don’t think he is [unfit]. I mean, ethically unfit. Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit. No, I don’t think he’s fit to be president of the United States,”
Ok, pretty damning. The President, however, brushes these insults aside in his recent tweets. This is because he knows that impeachment was the only unconventional threat he faced to his Presidency in the near term. Mueller doesn’t believe he can indict a sitting President and its unlikely Trump’s appointed attorney general would disagree. Plus the math doesn’t add up for Nancy.
Trump’s Worried About Optics of Russia Investigation, Not the Mueller Report Itself
We can’t talk about a Trump tweet and not mention the spectacular leaps of faith he makes. The stream of consciousness always connects two lines of reasoning. Firstly, he didn’t do anything wrong so how could you impeach him anyway. Obviously correct if accurate, no arguments from anyone here. Unfortunately, he then says how could you accuse me when I’ve done so much good for the country.
Well, if you’ve done a high crime right? We didn’t need to hear about the good things you’ve done because it doesn’t matter if you’re innocent. This is how the Trump marketing machine works though. In politics, there isn’t anyone to stop him and so for every word he speaks there will be two complimenting his administration.
Mueller Report potentially another Helsinki disaster
Forget about Nancy Pelosi for a second; there is only one thing that this tweet is addressing and it’s the Mueller report. Allegedly causing a lot of debate in D.C. about its possible timing, the President is worried about its contents and its effect on voters. Russia has been a focus for Pelosi and the Democrats because they know that Donald Trump’s handling of a speech in Helsinki was one of the few occasions that Trump drew bi-partisan anger. They want another opportunity to put a Putin-related beat down on his approval rating.
Pelosi and Trump Both Have an Eye On 2020 Here
As I mentioned earlier, the Mueller Report has always been concerning from a press standpoint, rather than a liberty standpoint for Trump and his team. Yes, Manafort is getting sentenced for a decade alongside Michael Cohen and a bunch of other Trump allies but that never really mattered. The federal position on executive immunity is pretty clear, and Trump technically might be able to pardon himself anyway. He’s not tweeting Nancy Pelosi to say thank-you and remind everyone of his successes because he’s nervous about going to jail. He’s frightened of Joe Biden or Kamala Harris quoting the report back at him on CBS in 2020.