It’s always been hard to make a time frame for Donald Trump’s demise, since the political process and the criminal justice process each stick to an unpredictable internal clock. With scandals worsening every day, and his corrupt allies distancing themselves or betraying him, it’s safe to predict that Trump’s doom is inevitable yet not imminent. Today it seemed Trump got sick of slowly losing, and he decided to slam his fist against the chess board to see what might happen. In that process, Trump had his most monstrous meltdown yet.
Here is what Donald Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” Wow. That’s despotic even by his despicable standards. It’s worth mentioning that this tweet is chock full of big words that don’t appear to be part of Trump’s limited vocabulary. This tweet correctly spells “hereby” in spite of Trump’s infamous and chronic inability to spell the word “hereby” or even understand that it’s one word instead of two words. So the chances are that President Trump didn’t even write this tweet. However, he certainly approved it, because he bet his career and freedom on it.
Make no mistake: Trump wants to force the issue. He has decided that whatever might happen, he wants it to take place more quickly. This is certainly, a surprising turn of events, even for Trump, as so far his illegitimate presidency is basically him loudly whining, then doing nothing, while the investigations close in on him. Something has changed today, and Donald Trump decided that he’s tired of his demise being dragged out.
Donald Trump could still revert to his cowardly nature by tomorrow and choose not to attempt to force the DOJ into an investigation its own probe into his crimes. But now even the delusional Donald Trump can’t really think he can win this fight. That means he’s chosen, for the time being, that he wants to hurry things up and lose for good. But Trump is still as flaky as he is cowardly, so yeah, perhaps he will back down tomorrow. Right now the only thing that Trump still has control of is how he will lose.