The Two Minute Hate Is Here: Trump Bashes Pelosi, Newsome, and Does Witness Intimidation In Same Presser

The mind of Donald Trump is a shambolic, disordered mess, where the only running thread of unity is to lash out at perceived enemies — first and foremost, the Democrats and their alleged compatriots, the “fake news media.” Today, he did another presser on the lawn, and he was more peeved than usual, which makes sense since he was booed last week at the World Series and then again Saturday night at the UFC championship in Madison Square Garden. Trump is becoming progressively more unglued as the days go by and his commentary Sunday only serves to underscore how much. Today he went off on Alexander Vindman, whom he calls a “Never Trumper” and accused the media of withholding the name of the Ukraine whistle blower — whom Trump depicts as a liar. “He’s a big anti-Trump person, hated Trump…he was an Obama person, Brennan, Susan Rice, which means Obama…I don’t know why the media’s not on it, because the whistle blower gave a very inaccurate report about my phone call. My phone call was perfecto. [sic] but he gave an inaccurate report…you know who it is, you just don’t want to report it. CNN knows who it is, you don’t want to report it. The whistle blower gave a false report. And because of that false report, people think that bad things were done. It goes without saying that Trump has no concept of whistle blower protections, why they are necessary, or what a whistle blower risks by coming forward. He just wants to get a name so he can denounce the person as a loser and have Rocco break his legs. So far, vintage Trump. And it’s equally vintage that he is blameless, it’s this unnamed person telling lies that is the problem, and the media hiding him. Pure conspiracy theory, although you would never be able to explain that to Trump. His thought processes are too simplistic to permit him the discernment of why a whistle blower would come forward in the first place, to protect something larger than his own interests, and how the mechanism of a whistle blower going to Congress might be an integral part of democracy. If it’s not black and white, centered on him, Trump can’t grok it. Then he goes on to Adam Schiff and his purported false report. Take four minutes and listen to this, because this is one for the history books. The witness intimidation, of which Trump is oblivious, is where he declares that Alexander Vindman is a “Never Trumper” and that evidence of that will come out “real soon.” But this was only the warm up. Then he went after California Governor Gavin Newsome, who he said “is like a child. He doesn’t know what he’s doing.” Textbook Projection 101 in that statement. Then he laid into Nancy Pelosi, “she’s lost her mind” — and from there it went further downhill. “I think, frankly that she should go home to San Francisco. If you look at what is happening to her district, her district is going to hell. With homeless that they’re not taking care of, with needles all over the streets, with tents, with people, with sanitation, with horrible things being washed into the ocean — the Pacific Ocean.” Well, it’s good that he knows which […]

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