Trump’s stunted mental state and emotional retardation is best displayed when he, as a 71 year old man, begins lashing out at those who won’t allow him his way by making up names for them, rather than calmly discussing issues.
“Lyin’ Ted,” “Little Marco,” “Crooked Hillary”… these are all the result of peak mania in the brain of Trump.
There’s no one he won’t attack or attempt to demean, even his supporters, because Donald Trump is a snake. He is coldblooded and he has loyalty for no one.
And now he’s turning his childish rage on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has done everything, just short of publicly licking Trump’s boots, in order to regain favor in the eyes of his master.
Sessions, while still a U.S. senator, was the first lawmaker to jump on board the Trump train, and he even wrote Trump’s immigration policy for him, giving Trump a platform to stand on and making him seem a serious candidate for the presidency.
Because of that, on the one hand, I’m thinking, “Bury him. Nobody has done more to earn scorn and derision than Jeff Sessions.”
On the other hand, however, it’s simply pathetic to see a U.S. president act like such a buffoon.
But here we are, and Trump has, apparently, labeled Sessions with a hot, new nickname: Mr. Magoo.
Trump has been comparing his top law enforcement official to the bumbling cartoon character, an elderly man who lands in comic situations largely due to his severe near-sightedness.
The president has also been complaining to associates that he generally has hired the best lawyers for himself, but that as president he’s forced to use Sessions, who isn’t defending Trump to the best of his ability, according to the Post.
It’s not his job to “defend” you, you insipid clod. His job is duty to the rule of law, FIRST.
On Wednesday, Trump stripped all nuance and called Sessions “disgraceful” for appointing the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate alleged FISA abuses by the FBI.
Trump wanted DOJ lawyers on the case.
Better yet, I’m sure he’d have preferred all due process be shelved, in favor of declaring wrongdoing by the FBI, first. That seems to be his M.O., these days.
Sessions pushed back on the criticism, saying he would “continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor, and this Department will continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner according to the law and Constitution.”
I’d like to think this is Sessions growing a spine and actually pushing back, realizing that nothing he does, at this point, is going to please his former pal.
I’d like to think that, but I’ve found over the past couple of years that if you really set your heart on seeing someone stand up to Trump’s bullying and post-conservative idiocy, you’re most often left deeply disappointed.