Trump showing signs of desperation

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.


  1. sonofrojblake says

    Every dollar spent attacking me by Republicans is a dollar given straight to the Biden campaign

    Like a stopped clock, he’s actually right about that. Keep it up, Republicans! Spend your dollars defeating Trump! Remember, he’s not on your side.

    you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Vinegar is all that he has

    VX is all he has, more like -- extremely toxic and entirely indiscriminate.

    I have to say I was disappointed here -- the post title promised “Trump showing signs of desperation” -- I imagined something along the lines of some Hail Mary legal strategy or maybe him suddenly decamping to somewhere with no extradition treaty or something. Instead just another not-a-tweet insulting someone who’d had a go at him, aka absolutely the sort of thing he’s been doing literally most days for the last eight years. He even finished his Pence not-a-tweet with his catchphrase, “Sad!”.

  2. birgerjohansson says

    If we are talking about religious figures, every day I pray to Ba’al, Thor and Ukko to hit SSAT with a thunderbolt. But not before he has thoroughly trashed the Republican primaries.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    We should preserve SSAT and Boris Johnson as scientifically valuable specimen of Homo narcissus extremis.
    Seriously, if they had been dumped on a savannah they would have lasted less than a week.

  4. SailorStar says

    Something nobody’s called out: Pelosi calling Trump “scared” is beyond the pale to him, but Trump calling her a “Wicked Witch” is okey-dokey. IOIYAR (It’s okay if you’re a republican) or a garden-variety misogynist.

  5. sonofrojblake says

    a garden-variety misogynist

    He’s that, for sure, but only because women are a subset of the people he really hates -- everyone except himself. I was going to put “and maybe that one daughter”, then I remembered he pretty much admitted he wants to bang her.

    I don’t have the Greek to properly formulate the word -- “misanthrope” doesn’t feel vehement enough.

  6. Matt G says

    All I did was try to overturn an election, and now people are being mean to me! Straight out of the bully playbook: play the victim.

  7. says

    I will never get over how the broken electoral college and a bunch of mush brained voters made a man who thinks “Liddle'” is something the president of the United States, and may do so a second time.

  8. birgerjohansson says

    So is “gaggle” a word for a group of one lawyer? Like “a murder of crows” but in the singular?
    (Not a Merican speaker)

    BTW if SSAT is like Jesus, he should be able to take a walk on top of the Everglades in his current home state. That should scare away any alligators.

  9. birgerjohansson says

    This is like BoJo. He kept getting away with everything. Until one day, he didn’t. Everyone were a bit surprised when he failed to wriggle out of the last mess.

  10. John Morales says

    So is “gaggle” a word for a group of one lawyer?

    No, it’s a typographic error by Mano resulting in a misquote.

  11. flex says

    Apropos of nothing, I wouldn’t object to using a collective noun referring to a group of crackpot lawyers as a “giggle”.

    In a black-humor sort of way. I mean, a giggle of lawyers can do some real damage to the rule of law.

  12. SailorStar says

    Trump especially hates women: they’re not a subset of anything. His frail mother had to be hospitalized when he was a toddler and he never forgave her for it; perhaps his hatred of women springs from that. He admires Putin a great deal, and called Kim Jung Un a “great leader” before turning on him, and he has great respect for all the big, strong, MANLY men who come up to him with tears in their eyes saying, “Sir, sir”…but he has nothing good to say about women, any woman (except occasionally the one he wants a disturbing relationship with).

    He’s not even subtle about it.

  13. SailorStar says

    Acyn, on Twitter (not sure if I should post links, but I’ve given you enough info to find the Tweet should you want) posted a clip of Trump from RSBN. He’s attacking DA Fani Willis from Atlanta by claiming she had an affair with a gang member, because in Trump’s world, it’s all about how woman can and should be sexually degraded.

    But don’t call him “scared” or he’ll throw a tantrum.

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