So on May 31, 2017, President* Trump, at 12:06 am, just after midnight, took out his phone and tweeted the following:
One of the best pieces of reporting on this, with sample tweets, is up on the Washington Post here.
At 12:06 a.m. Wednesday, President Trump tweeted a strange sentence fragment.
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” the tweet read. That was it. It ended abruptly, as if someone stopped him, or he stopped himself, or perhaps he never meant to send it.
No, “covfefe” isn’t a typo, at least, not on the part of The Washington Post.
Within six hours, it had been retweeted more than 127,000 times and “liked” more than 162,000 times — making it one of his most popular tweets in months. By then it had become a massive Internet joke.
By 5:48 a.m. EST, the tweet had been deleted. (The Washington Post took a screenshot of it earlier in the night.)
Let’s step back for a moment, and think about this.
This is the man the GOP are continuing to insist is normal, who is in the most powerful position in the most powerful nation on earth. And he is a semi-literate, if that, man-child, who went abroad to dance with sabres and be laughed at by the Saudi’s; who then induced him to gather around a glowing globe and put his hands on it with them, which absurd photo-op was later made fun of by all the heads of state of the nordic countries, as they held on to a soccer ball; who shoved another head of state out of the way in a line up of European leaders; who tried to pull a bigly manly dominance grabbing handshake with Macron and failed like the blubbery man-child he is; and who instead of walking in the final photo op gathering of these world leaders, climbed into his golf cart and puttered along behind them; and who gave a speech on NATO and pretty much with every word spoken and every word not uttered tried to destroy nearly 70 years of the on of the most fundamental alliances of the Western Democracies, helping his master Putin accomplish what is one of Putin’s most important aims.
This is the office of the President of the United States, and he tweets night and day like a six year old who is home alone. He has now handed over his personal cell phone number to heads of state, a complete violation of all protocol and security. But that should come as no surprise, since he has demonstrate repeatedly he has no concept of the separation of powers, and his role in the federal government. After all, what president has ever denounced judges and demanded loyalty pledges of all government officials as Trump has done?
He has surrounded himself with his children and in-laws, one of whom, Jared Kushner, has now been revealed to have committed what is an arguably treasonous act of trying to open back-channel communications with the Kremlin before Trump took office.
And this man-child has access to the nuclear codes.
The GOP, and this pretty much sums it up, have conclusively demonstrated at this point that they do not care one whit about this country, the Constitution, the Rule of Law, or the American people. All they care about is their power, and the short term profits to be made as they trash 1/5 of the economy with their “health care” legislation, which will not only put 23 million people back out of reach of health insurance, but withing a decade will make the insured rate in America even worse than it was before the passage of the ACA by Obama. This GOP will pass massive tax cuts for the super wealthy, and destroy the regulations that enforce fair wage and salary, food safety, environmental safety, oh H*ll, the list is too long to include here.
This is not normal. We are in a crisis unlike any since perhaps the Civil War. We have put a mentally deficient man-child, who is showing every sign of early onset dementia, in the White House, and the GOP are ignoring reality, and trying to pretend this is normal.
It is not.