HYSTERICAL IMPEACHMENT SYNDROME: Trump Issues Impotent Demands that Adam Schiff Resign

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Donald Trump is previewing his regularly scheduled Weekend Tweetstorm with a special Friday edition. And the lengths he goes to to exalt himself and malign his critics is reaching new levels of hysteria and panic. If Trump thinks this sort of behavior is consistent with that of an innocent man, he is suffering from a deeper case of dementia than anyone previously imagined.

Trump’s morning rant follows Thursday’s late night flurry of Fox News videos, many of which proposed a bizarre theory that impeaching Trump would hurt Democrats more. It’s clear from their nasty reactions, however, that they don’t really believe that. And Trump’s own response is escalating in animosity – and incoherence – by the minute. For example:

So much derp in one “liddle” tweet. First of all, Trump is outraged that CNN omitted an apostrophe from his infantile prefix to Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s name. So outraged that he forgot the difference between an apostrophe and a hyphen. He also forgot how to spell the word “describing.” And he thinks that this punctuation atrocity somehow changes his meaning in a “dishonest” way.

Trump then moves on to bash the New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker (and for some reason his wife) for writing a story about Trump’s phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky that clearly included an extortion threat. Trump has been denying the reality of that even after the incriminating memo summarizing the call was released. But the worst part of this tweet was Trump’s assertion that Baker “should not even be allowed to write about me.”

Trump continues to have the delusional impression that he’s a tyrannical monarch who gets to decide who and what is permitted in the free press that he repeatedly calls, in Stalin’s words, “the enemy of the people.” That burning hatred for the Constitution was further reflected in Trump’s next tweets that continued his attack on Schiff:

Apparently Trump doesn’t grasp the concept of paraphrasing with emphasis to make a point. That’s what Schiff was doing. He even prefaced his remarks (video below) by saying that Trump’s phone call “reads like a classic organized crime shakedown. Shorn of its rambling character, and in not so many words, this is the essence of what the President communicates.” So contrary to Trump’s brazen lie, Schiff was not “supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call,”

What’s more, nobody has to make Trump sound horrible or look guilty. Trump does an excellent job of that without assistance. Which makes his demand that Schiff resign all the more pathetic and shimmering with the impotence of a wannabe dictator who doesn’t know that he lacks the authority he imagines he has. But Trump wasn’t through with Schiff.

It’s ironic that Trump would call Schiff “sick” in a tweet where he once again makes an absurd demand that Schiff “must resign and be investigated.” Notice the backwards order that Trump puts those in: resign, then be investigated. Trump followed that up with an all-caps tweet that his conversation with Zelensky was “perfect.” If that was perfect, what kind of horror would mediocre be? (Note: Why does he keep saying “perfect,” a word that is generally reserved for things like hanging pictures or seasoning chicken dinner?) Trump also claimed that Democrats are “now to be known as the DO NOTHING PARTY!” Nevermind that they have passed more than 200 bills that Mitch McConnell is blocking in the Senate.

Finally (well, for now), Trump took a wild swing at the whistleblower, who he said without explanation “isn’t a Whistleblower at all.” That contradicts his own Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, who told Congress under oath that the whistleblower and his account of the events, was credible and made in good faith. Trump, nevertheless, whined that the complaint was inaccurate and speculated baselessly that it was the work of either a leaker, a spy, or a partisan operative.

At this point, Trump is just sending conspiratorial trial balloons into the polluted air that he’s making worse with the incessant and toxic exhaust from his own mouth. And the frequency and fury of his Twitter tirades are only exacerbating the public perception of his guilt. A poll on Thursday showed a thirteen point increase in Americans who think Trump should be impeached. And that’s even before many of these latest revelations had time to percolate through the mediasphere.

Long story short: Trump is revealing a measure of fear that is weighing heavily on him. But that may be the sanest response he’s had to any of this controversy to date. Fear would be precisely the right emotion under these circumstances. So if he’s scared it’s because he has good reason to be.

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

Like I’ve said before, give him enough time he will impeach himself!!! He doesn’t have the know how to when to keep his pie hole shut. I remember when he used to call into the Howard Stern show with his pseudo name John Miller and brag about how great and successful that Donnie Dumb Dumb was trying to be, he has and always be a blithering idiot

David Bishop
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David Bishop

and so has the american public.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

True , he’s now walking around dragging a loose rope around his neck , waiting for someone ( of his staff) , to step on the other end of that rope .
And lord knows” they’re trying”.

Markm Mitchell
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Markm Mitchell

It will be astounding how many people will be going to jail –

Independent
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Independent

What is the amendment that allows the vice president, heads of departments etc to remove him from office? I would think it is time for that to happen. Some folks can save face and probably trump. If he continues with rage, anger and incoherency he will have a stroke or major heart attack. The human body can take just so mich. I really don’t think we want that to happen. Quietly remove him from office and go from there.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Twenty fifth. Course we would end up with first woman president. Because pence is right in their gorging at the same trough. Speaker of the house is third in line.

Independent
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Independent

And in the meantime change the passwords to nuclear weapons and anything else he should be prevented from using.
And if what Schiff is saying is incorrect unlock the locker and bring out accurate copies of all conversations he has had —. WIth everyone.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Sooner or later they will force that issue. They already blew it by admitting the word by word transcript is in there.

Allan
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Allan

Pretty sure ol’ bone spurs couldn’t punch in the Nuclear Codes without trying to find the ‘caps lock’ button anyway. He would have nuclear nannies overseeing his stubby fingers anyway & they would probably disable the device should he want it without several 4 star generals authorising the procedure first.
Just a guess.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
..Trump , has insulted and denigrated , all that don’t agree with him , even before he’s was president . …In doing so he’s denigrated himself . For example , he’s used the Insulting term ..as” pencil neck “ when referring to Adam Schiff , forgetting his DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW ,ARE TRUE PENCIL NECKS , thereby ,insulting them also. And of course Trump Forgets that his neck is unusually fat . He just doesn’t think ,before he tweets , that many of his supporters also have pencil necks , and a large number of them have fat necks… Read more »
Independent
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Independent

Why did they choose him? I am sure there was someone better. i read a lot about the Tudors. He is a lot like Henry VIII. A bully, woman abuser, bankrupted the country, raided the churches, even changed the Catholic church to fit his desires, etc etc etc. And the person who helped him maneuver all this was Cardinal Woolsey. That would be Barr. Who would be Anne B?

Independent
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Independent

Now. Trump is threatening people associated with the whistleblower. Henry also like to execute people who spoke out against him. A lot alike.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

If all goes well, Trump will be accused of “obstructing justice”, because he’s trying to
unmask a whistleblower which mayby against the law ?