The Atlantic is second to none at calling out Trump the moment brand new bull*** leaves his mouth. They kept a trained eye on the president over the weekend, but it wasn’t just disinfo they caught, it was full-scale unraveling. According to Peter Wehner, who compiled the piece, “we’re at the point in his presidency where Donald Trump has become his own caricature, a figure impossible to parody, a man whose words and actions are indistinguishable from an Alec Baldwin skit on Saturday Night Live.”
Wehner first cites Call to Unite, a 24-hour live stream that featured dozens of public figures calling for unity during the pandemic. Among those featured was George W. Bush, who made an impassioned plea for unity across all ideologies. What was Donald Trump’s response? A remarkably classless (even for him) Twitter tirade.
The very same weekend, Trump exclaimed, “I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!” in response to news of Kim Jong Un’s good health. Some people might argue that Kim Jong Un is the most brutal dictator on the planet. We need not remind you that Trump isn’t one of those people.
Wehner doesn’t stop there, but continues to document the nonsense-as-usual that bled into Sunday and Monday:
Then, Sunday night, sitting at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial for a town-hall interview with Fox News, Trump complained that he is “treated worse” than President Abraham Lincoln. “I am greeted with a hostile press, the likes of which no president has ever seen,” Trump said.
By Monday morning, the president was peddling a cruel and bizarre conspiracy theory aimed at MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a Trump critic, with Trump suggesting in his tweet that a “cold case” be opened to look into the death of an intern in 2001.
You can read The Atlantic’s full piece on Trump’s ongoing unraveling here.