Donald Trump is so impulsive and reckless and thoughtless and, well, stupid, that he basically announced at a rambling, disjointed press conference yesterday that his national emergency wasn’t necessary. Responding to a reporter’s question about declaring the emergency, Trump said:
“I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.”
The “it” being get his wall funded and built. His admission was a gift to all of the attorneys who will be suing the Trump administration to stop his ridiculous vanity wall, and at the same time it was a grenade tossed into his own legal team, all of whom must be ready to barf or quit–or both. Trump’s own mouth keeps getting him into deeper legal trouble–like when he admitted to Lester Holt in an interview that he fired FBI Director James Comey because of the “Russia thing,” (though he used the Queens pronunciation of “Rushher”), which was essentially an admission of obstruction of justice.
Democrats hate Trump because he is a dishonest, cruel, tyrannical destroyer of norms, and now Republican politicians are starting to hate him because he is so inept, so incompetent, and so wedded to unpopular policy that their own re-elections are getting harder by the day. Trump is even losing some of the hard-core conservative radicals who have supported his grotesque tenure, including Ann Coulter who said of his handling of the spending bill and attempt to get his wall funded:
“The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot.”
Yesterday was also a bad day from Trump on the Russia probe front. Investigator Mueller recommended that convicted felon and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort get the maximum sentence for his crimes, saying that there were aggravating circumstances in his case and that he deserved no leniency despite his age. It was also reported that investigators have evidence of communication between Wikileaks, who works for Russian propaganda, and Roger Stone, friend and adviser to Trump. This is yet another step closer to a full picture of collusion and criminal conspiracy by the Trump team.
On the local front, Congressman Antonio Delgado will hold a Town Hall today in Columbia County in Germantown at the Kellner Community Center from 2-3pm. Here’s a link:
Delgado is holding a series of Town Halls in the coming weeks, keeping a busy public schedule to keep constituents informed and to keep his finger on the pulse of the district, exactly what John Faso failed to do.
Also be aware that a large demonstration seems to be in the works for Monday to protest Trump’s (likely voidable) national emergency. More details to follow.