Although President Donald Trump just days ago declared “GAME OVER” with an ill-advised Game of Thrones meme to declare his “complete and total exoneration” with the Mueller report — the public release of the (even then, heavily-redacted) report told a different story. Now, congressional Democrats are weighing their options on getting impeachment proceedings against the president into motion.
This all must be weighing pretty heavily on ol’ Trump, who on Tuesday morning went off on an especially ranty Twitter rant, lobbing insults and name calling left and right. It all began just before 5:00 a.m. when the president went after New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.
“Paul Krugman, of the Fake News New York Times, has lost all credibility, as has the Times itself, with his false and highly inaccurate writings on me,” Trump seethed. “He is obsessed with hatred, just as others are obsessed with how stupid he is. He said Market would crash, Only Record Highs!”
From there, he went on to once again falsely claim that the Times apologized to him after the 2016 election [Ron Howard narrator voice: it didn’t] and that the publication would owe him a “far bigger and better apology” over the coverage of the Mueller report.
Oh, but Trump was just getting started, as you can see from his ensuing tweets:
It’s worth noting that the economy was booming the last time the United States attempted to impeach a president, but that’s neither here nor there. At that point Trump pivoted to praise Fox News for doing the lord’s work and lash out at Joe Scarborough, who he cleverly referred to as “Morning Psycho” as a play off of Morning Joe.
And then he got distracted by something he saw on TV and started ranting about Harley Davidson.
And finally, nearly two hours after he started, Trump ended the whole thing with a resounding “KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
Not surprisingly, the tweet most people zeroed in on was the one attacking Scarborough, as the hashtag #MorningPsycho began trending on Twitter:
Given the timing of his tweets, others pointed out who the real “morning psycho” was:
Scarborough responded to Trump’s tweets on-air as the drama unfolded. “Why thank you,” he quipped. “I remember you telling Jeff Zucker that you didn’t need CNN, the entire network of CNN, to get elected, but you are saying our show is so powerful that we got you elected. Wow, that’s great!”
“He just can’t quit us,” Scarborough later joked.