Trump just pulled a pathetic “Zoolander” moment that has America cracking up

- 09.26

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” — William Shakespeare, “Hamlet

The President went on a defensive morning twitter barrage decrying the multiple accusations of mental insufficiency, instability, and dementia that have spiked in the wake of the stories revealed in Michael’s Wolff’s blockbuster “Fire And Fury: Inside the Trump White House” book this morning.

Trump began, as usual, with a lie.

To call Russian collusion a hoax after your own son has been caught meeting with Russian emissaries in Trump Tower, you issue a press statement mischaracterizing the meeting with phony excuses for the meeting, and your national security advisor is indicted for lying about his contacts with Russia, amongst a host of other incriminating details, is as disconnected from reality as one can get.

Trump forgets that the “Fake News Mainstream Media” whom he accuses of colluding with the Democrats, is simply reporting what his own staff and cabinet have told them. The allusion to the “old Ronald Reagan playbook” is perhaps the most inadvertently self-defeating argument he could possibly have raised given that it was proven that Reagan had at least early-stage Alzheimer’s disease during his presidency, practically proving the allegations of Trump’s mental decline on its own. But he goes on.

Donald, if you type a phrase like “being, like, really smart”, you’re not. Plain and simple. Writing like a 12-year-old Valley Girl is not the mark of erudition, and that’s beside the point given that your observed behavior disproves both your mental stability and your intelligence. If your own cabinet walks around calling you a “moron” and Rupert Murdoch calls you a “f*cking idiot,” have you ever asked yourself where they could have possibly gotten that impression?

The final tweet is the real capper, however. Let’s just say that if you have to call your self a “genius,” and the only other people saying it are toadying sycophants, chances are good that not only is it not true but that no one else will believe you. Just ask hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude.

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