President Jekyll and Mr. Tweet.


Whoever was keeping Mr. Tweet locked up tight lost the battle, and unhinged tweets are once again littered about, this time mashing up Pres. Obama, wire taps, McCarthyism, and Watergate. I’m just going to include one here:

How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!

No, Teeny Tyrant, this isn’t Watergate, and you aren’t Nixon. You’re a corrupt fucking idiot, who has his very own massive scandal to worry about. I wonder, does he think this twittershit actually makes a difference? Apparently, this latest appearance of Mr. Tweet was triggered by an article in Breitbart. You can read about that here. You can read some of the responses here.

I just want to focus on one thing: the very sacred election process. Right. Would you be talking about all the voter suppression which took place? Pretty sure you’d consider that bit sacred, seeing as it was illegal, unethical, and well into evil territory. Or is it the travesty of the electoral college that’s sacred? One thing is for certain, you don’t consider the votes of millions of people to be shit, let alone sacred. I expect the Idiot-in-Chief meant sacrosanct, but that word is a bit big.

Well, that so-called grand and normal moment, oh so presidential and all that, it didn’t last long, did it? What amazes me is that anyone fell for that shit in the first place. Just because Trump can manage, with enough wrangling, to be President Jekyll for a moment, does not mean Mr. Tweet has gone away.

Also see this response:

A California Congressman took to Twitter on Saturday morning to warn President Donald Trump that — if he is correct that his Trump Tower phones were tapped — he is “in deep sh*t.”

Think Progress is also covering this story.


  1. Kengi says

    Rep. Ted Lieu seems to have hit the nail on the head with his respone that either a FISA court determined there was probable cause of a crime, or Trump is “paranoid like Nixon”. Either way, it isn’t good and he suggested Trump should “lawyer up”.

    Well, I guess that’s one way to take the heat off of Sessions for awhile.

  2. says

    Yeah, I know, the link is included in the post. This is obviously, along with the Breitbart induced paranoia, yet another attempt to place blame on someone else. It’s a childish attempt at misdirection, which I have noted before, is a bog standard response on Trump’s part. He will not, in any way, deal with the Russia scandal, even as it’s tearing everything apart. Even some cons have done a 380 on the Russia business.

  3. rq says

    Whoever was keeping Mr. Tweet locked up tight lost the battle

    They did good, for the duration…

  4. says

    rq, yes, it was a good job, but ultimately pointless. Trump’s narcissism can’t be easily contained, and the problem is, no matter if it is briefly contained, it’s still there, it doesn’t go away. He’s still a maniacal, corrupt, incompetent idiot with delusions of grandeur.

  5. rq says

    He’s still a maniacal, corrupt, incompetent idiot with delusions of grandeur.

    It’s also better having that out in the open, not hiding behind someone else’s invented mask of ‘presidential behaviour’ or whatever.
    But I bet it was juuuust a little less exhausting for some people on the inside while the lid was partially on. Back to the face-saving back-pedalling grind for them! They chose their boat, let them try and sail it now.

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