Twitter Troll Trump plans to try to neutralize Comey's testimony using tweets. As per a recent WSJ editorial he'd do well to think twice about it - lest his administration totally goes into the crapper.
But despite Trump getting spanked by the WSJ two days ago in an editorial on his Twitter use, Trump appears determined to go ahead and try to neutralize Comey's testimony. Alas, Trump does not see Twitter as a self-destructive tool. He sees it as a platform to get his “unfiltered message out.” Two senior White House officials confirmed to The Washington Post that Trump will possibly provide commentary on the hearing on Twitter.
The WSJ editorial ('The Buck Stops Everywhere Else', p. A16, June 6) didn't mince words on the effect of Trump's deranged and misplaced tweets, noting:
"Some people with a propensity for self-destructive behavior can't seem to help themselves. President Trump among them. Over the weekend and into Monday he indulged in another cycle of Twitter outbursts and pointless personal feuding that may damage his agenda and the powers of his presidency."
Well, newsflash, they already have! HIs buffoonery and out of control tweeting has already alienated most of his staff and his efforts at obstruction have essentially ground his Repuke agenda to a halt - all the oxygen being sucked out by the Russia probe. Putin, of course, can laugh and mock it all he wants - as he did with Megan Kelly Sunday night - but Robert Mueller isn't laughing and has just hired a staff member with decades of Mob boss prosecutions behind him. And as the WSJ also pointed out:
"Mr. Trump popping off undermines his lawyers."
If Trump had any sense at all, which of course he doesn't, he'd follow the Journal editor's advice to lay off his Twitter account. But again, this is a man-child with the mental development of a 5- year old, and zero impulse control. So we know he won't, not in the immediacy of real time, then later. A compulsive tweeter troll must tweet.....rubbish.. Oh, it's possible his handlers will find some baubles to occupy his 5 minute attention span this morning, but watch out once he awakens at midnight and starts thinking how he got blown away.
As the WSJ editorial concluded:
"Mark it all down as further evidence that the most effective opponent of the Trump Presidency is Donald J. Trump himself."
Noting earlier that if this idiot's reckless tweeting continues unchecked "Trump may find himself running an administration with no one but his family and Breitbart staff."
Look for a new installment of that reckless tweeting today. Or in the wee hours of the a.m.