This just in: The midterm elections were just 3 days ago. Let’s take a look at Episode 1 of Trump Season 2.
Within hours of the close of elections, Trump fired his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. He made it clear that he fired Sessions because Sessions recused himself from the Mueller investigation. You may recall Trump was stunned by this. He was certain that he has a Trump Loyalist in Sessions that would protect him from Mueller.
Now, the Constitution says the President can’t install a Head of Department on his own. This is one the the checks and balances of the Constitution and is designed to prevent the President from appointing a lacky.
Trump appointed a lacky.
Without authority, Trump put in an AG that has publicly, on several occasions, denounced the Mueller investigation. This guy wasn’t one of the top guys in the Justice Department. He was just a lower level guy that Trump specifically chose because he wants the protection.
So…on day 1 after the mid-terms….Trump violated the Constitution to protect himself from prosecution.
Meanwhile…Other Trump supporters (AKA Republicans) down in Florida are calling it conspiracy that people in charge of voting in Florida are actually insisting that all of the votes are counted. Apparently, to keep it from being a scandal, vote counting should have stopped at any point where the Republican candidate had the lead.
Most haven’t noticed that Trump also failed to install the latest round of Russian punishments. I don’t have a lot of detail on this one. But…Trump is meeting with Putin soon and I expect him to walk out of that meeting with a gold star stuck to his forehead for being such a good boy.
Then…there was the press conference.
Here are the highlights:
- Trump claimed losing control of the House to be a great outcome from a “Deal Making” point of view.
- Trump called out Republicans that lost because they “Refused his embrace.” He failed to list those Republicans that lost after being “embraced.”
- Trump got into an argument with CNN’s Acosta and then had his press credentials revoked. As justification, he used a doctored video to imply that Acosta was physically aggressive with a female aide.
It’s been less than 3 full days since the election…
Time to save the world.
Up, up and away…