#TrumpMeltdown started trending after the leader of the free world snarled “ask Cheye-nuuh” at a Chinese-American reporter, during a press briefing in the Rose Garden Monday and then told another reporter behind her that she was losing her turn, in essence for being courteous and letting the first reporter finish her remarks rather than cut her off, which is what Trump wanted when he signaled her to speak. The second reporter protested this treatment, Trump then lost it, turned on his heel and fled, leading some people to comment how on fast he moved, considering his bone spurs and obesity. So was this the #TrumpMeltdown that led to the hashtag? Or was it when he accused Barack Obama of “the greatest political crime in American history”– and then didn’t specify which crime exactly that was? Or, did the meltdown begin when CBS 60 Minutes ran a piece Sunday and Trump tweeted this .@CBS and their show, @60Minutes, are doing everything within their power, which is far less today than it was in the past, to defend China and the horrible Virus pandemic that was inflicted on the USA and the rest of the World. I guess they want to do business in China! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2020 But wait? Doesn’t he like China? Remember this, now-deleted tweet? Trump said to the reporter in the Rose Garden, “When you ask China, you may get a very unusual answer.” More unusual than the 180 degree reversal Trump has already done on the subject? That would indeed be an answer worth hearing. Or, did #TrumpMeltdown have it’s origins in Trump’s Sunday twitter feed, when Trump (evidently not too busy honoring Mother’s Day with the women in his life) did a marathon 126-tweet day, including one we assume he mis-read, since it disses Bill Barr? Vox: Trump at one point on Sunday obliviously retweeted a post he may have misread that criticizes Attorney General Bill Barr’s Department of Justice as “corrupt.” The account that posted that tweet described the situation as “perplexing” and joked, “My notifications are filled with flying monkeys and a bunch of Qanons welcoming me to the Twilight Zone.” Trump is so dense he retweeted a reply he misread that (accurately!) describes Bill Barr’s DOJ as “corrupt.” Unbelievable, and the account he retweeted is baffled by it. pic.twitter.com/i6e0pyIfbf — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 10, 2020 Taking all this into consideration, your guess is as good as anybody’s as to when exactly #TrumpMeltdown began. After you figure that out, then move on to the meltdown of the Trump campaign, apparently happening concurrently. Talk about a circular firing squad. Supposedly Corey Lewandowski wants to come back and run the show but Jared doesn’t like him. Jared likes Nick Ayers, who used to work for Mike Pence, but Ayers doesn’t want to come on board the Trump train, because he wants to support Nicky Haley in 2024. “She’s the right train to be on,” says a source. Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair: Trump and campaign manager Brad Parscale’s relationship has been fraying for weeks, sources said. Trump was said to be annoyed last month about a largely positive profile of Parscale in the New York Times Magazine. Trump had already been irked by Parscale because of the talk that Parscale, a former website designer from San Antonio, had […]
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