Donald Trump has spent all week promoting his own birthday in ridiculously inappropriate fashion, plugging it during cabinet meetings and elsewhere. And now that the the three year old Trump has finally turned seventy-one today, his Twitter page is covered with birthday balloons. That set off a round of heckling and backlash.
Twitter automatically places birthday balloons on the pages of all users who have entered their birthday into their profile. But not all users are aware of it, leading to some confusion when Donald Trump’s @realdonaldtrump page was suddenly covered with floating balloons once the clock struck midnight and June 14th arrived. Some users heckled him for the incongruity, while others thought he had somehow rigged it himself, or that Twitter was showing him special treatment. The responses were widely negative.
For instance there was the obligatory “hot air” joke:
Then there was just the general weirdness of it all:
“I went on his Twitter to block him…”:
And of course there’s the Russia scandal:
But the irony award went to the fact that the Trump-manufactured crisis in Qatar is in danger of causing a worldwide shortage of helium for balloons:
Meanwhile Donald Trump’s birthday present today is an all time low approval rating, along with a lawsuit jointly filed by hundreds of Democrats in Congress (link).
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The optimists among Donald Trump’s base, and the pessimists among Trump’s detractors, have convinced themselves that he’s somehow getting away with all of his antics and scandals. They’re certain that his six-gun approach to the Russia scandal, which has involved making up a new lie about it each week and firing everyone who’s in position to expose the truth, is just crazy enough to work. But one need look no further than Trump’s own petrified staff to see that no such deviously brilliant strategy exists.
After Donald Trump’s friend revealed that Trump was thinking about firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Democrats double dog dared him to do it, while the Republicans publicly begged him not to. Why? It would have assured, with absolute certainly, his already near-certain eventual demise. Moreover, it would have backed the Republicans in Congress into a corner where, just to avoid having an albatross hung around their necks in the midterm races, they’d have had to reluctantly appoint Mueller as a more powerful Independent Counsel so that he could continue his investigation.
But now comes word that Trump won’t try to fire Robert Mueller after all, and only because his own White House senior staff spent the day begging him not to, according to the NY Times (link). The inference is obvious enough: even Trump’s own staff knows that he’s on a path to self destruction – and they know that if they can’t stop him from committing political suicide, they’ll end up out of a job just as surely as he will.
So no, Donald Trump hasn’t gotten away with any of this. His staff would have tried to stop him from firing FBI Director James Comey if they’d known in advance that he was planning to do it. And now they’re begging him not to fire Robert Mueller, because they know Trump is circling the drain as it is. Take it from his own staff: Donald Trump’s presidency has one foot in the grave, and he’s digging as quickly as he can. Follow Palmer Report on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report.
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Syrian Artist Paints Trump, Putin And Other World Leaders as Refugees
Syrian refugee artist Abdalla Al Omari’s work, which took 19 months to make and was created in his Brussels studio, includes paintings US president Donald Trump, Russian president VladimirPutin, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Kim Jong-un, former …
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British officials said several people have died in a huge fire that raged through a high-rise building in London. Flames engulfed the tower block on June 14 trapping many people inside including children. (AP)
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