With impeachment looming, Donald Trump is going into Twitter overdrive mode. The beleaguered president reportedly tweeted and/or retweeted a total of 115 (though some estimates put the figure at 123) times on Thursday, setting a new personal record. The following day, the House of Representatives voted to move forward with impeachment, approving the articles of impeachment published earlier in the week.
The Trump twitter monsoon began Sunday when he tweeted 105 times; he was a little less feverish on Monday and Tuesday before firing out 77 tweets on Wednesday. Then came the historic 115 on Thursday.
The overwhelming majority of Trump’s tweets are to do with the impeachment inquiry—or The Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of the United States, as he refers to it. He attacks Democratic lawmakers and media personalities while retweeting messages of support from Republicans and Fox News “reporters,” as well as his brain-damaged son, Don Junior.
But even Fox News isn’t immune from Trump’s fire-breathing Twitter persona. Yesterday he posted the following:
“Hard to believe that @FoxNews will be interviewing sleazebag & totally discredited former FBI Director James Comey, & also corrupt politician Adam “Shifty” Schiff. Fox is trying sooo hard to be politically correct, and yet they were totally shut out from the failed Dem debates!”
Trump also set aside some time to join the band of old men personally attacking teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Said old men were extremely triggered when Thunberg delivered a speech at the UN lambasting world leaders for looking the other way while our planet burns. Responding to news that Thunberg had been named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, Trump tweeted:
“So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”
On that note, a Twitter account for Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign posted an edited image of the Greta Thunberg TIME cover with Trump’s head photoshopped onto the teenager’s body.
Not sure how to react to that. Someone resurrect Freud.