There are increasing signs of SSAT’s desperation as he feels the legal walls closing around him. For example, he still hasn’t figured out former speaker Nancy Pelosi and keeps falling into her traps. She said he look like a ‘scared puppy’ when he arrived for his arraignment in court last week to answer charges arising from the events of January 6th 2021 and his attempts to overturn the election. It was a minor dig that was picked up by a few media and would have soon disappeared but she knew that the thin-skinned SAT would never let an insult, however small, go without a response and that he would react with anger, thus making it a bigger news story than it deserved.
And sure enough, the next day he raged at her on his social media site Truth Social.
You know that irony is dead when you have SSAT accusing someone else of saying ‘mean’ things.
Since Truth Social is read mostly by his followers who likely never heard Pelosi’s comment since I doubt that rightwing media gave it much play, SSAT has now made them also aware of it.
SSAT has also gone after Mike Pence after the latter criticized him and his ‘gaggle of crackpot lawyers’ for trying to pressure him to overturn the election results.
“WOW, it’s finally happened! Liddle’ Mike Pence, a man who was about to be ousted as Governor Indiana until I came along and made him V.P., has gone to the Dark Side,” he wrote this weekend. “I never told a newly emboldened (not based on his 2% poll numbers!) Pence to put me above the Constitution, or that Mike was ‘too honest.’ He’s delusional, and now he wants to show he’s a tough guy. I once read a major magazine article on Mike. It said he was not a very good person. I was surprised, but the article was right. Sad!”
Pence was once one of SSAT’s close cronies and enablers, so I must say that I am enjoying this falling out among thieves.
SSAT has also started using language suggesting that he is like Jesus, sacrificing himself for the sake of others.
At rallies, Trump has tried to frame the charges, which come with serious threats of jail time, as an attack not just on him, but those who support him.
“They’re not indicting me, they’re indicting you. I just happen to be standing in the way,” he said in Erie, adding, “Every time the radical left Democrats, Marxists, communists and fascists indict me, I consider it actually a great badge of honor…. Because I’m being indicted for you.”
But the investigations are also sucking up enormous resources that are being diverted from the nuts and bolts of the campaign. The Washington Post first reported Saturday that Trump’s political action committee, Save America, will report Monday that it spent more than $40 million on legal fees during the first half of 2023 defending Trump and all of the current and former aides whose lawyers it is paying. The total is more than the campaign raised during the second quarter of the year.
He has also started calling upon Republicans, especially those competing for the party’s nomination, to unite behind him.
“Every dollar spent attacking me by Republicans is a dollar given straight to the Biden campaign,” Trump said at a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night.
The former president and GOP front-runner said it was time for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others he dismissed as “clowns” to clear the field, accusing them of “wasting hundreds of millions of dollars that Republicans should be using to build a massive vote-gathering operation” to take on Biden in November.
SSAT seems to think that there is nothing contradictory about calling on his rivals to drop out and support him while at the same time insulting them as clowns. He clearly has not heard the old adage that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Vinegar is all that he has.