Saturday, April 20, 2019

What did Donald Trump do today?

He found another Republican to take his Mueller report frustration out on.

Trump's increasing fury at how the Mueller report makes him look has been leaking out into the press—aided in large part by his furious outbursts on Twitter, which continued today. (Although he did also make sure to retweet a supporter claiming he'd "never seen [Trump] happier.")

Most of Trump's rage has been aimed at Mueller directly, in the form of sneers that the lifelong Republican and former FBI Director was an "angry Democrat." (Trump himself seems to have lost track of how many "Democrats" he imagines investigated his ties to Russia.) But today he broadened his attacks to include insufficiently loyal Republicans like Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT).

Yesterday, Romney tweeted this reaction to the Mueller report:

Trump's response was to taunt Romney over the outcome of the 2012 election. Trump has not made any public statement on the actual content of the report, which was released Thursday morning, since avoiding reporters en route to a long weekend at his Palm Beach luxury resort.

Why should anyone care about this?

  • Problems don't go away just because you ignore them.
  • Angrily insisting you're happy when you're not is what toddlers do.
  • Loyalty is earned.