This morning Donald Trump tweeted:
In the last three days, he also tweeted:
Trump's latest tweet lies in direct refutation of his earlier tweets, since the latter were squeezed from the Washington Post's "fake news" — much of it from anonymous sources, no less, which of course Trump has ordered his minions to ignore.
I have tried to discern if Trump is as dimwitted as he seems, or if he just gets his kicks from punking anyone with an IQ above one's waist size. Sometimes I think that he's indeed as dumb as he appears, but then I think that such vast and unprecedented stupidity must be by sinister design.
I wonder the same about his base. How could anyone supportive of Trump read that collection of tweets and not walk away convinced that the man is either boneheaded or evil?
Perhaps these binary choices are themselves wrongheaded. It could be, I suppose, that the devilish Trump and his little Beelzebubs are but defective imps, as dumb as they are wicked.