Donald Trump is hugely insecure (or should we say ‘bigly’?) and perhaps those insecurities are well-deserved, to judge from Twitter’s response to this morning’s batch of Trump tweets. We have already seen Evan McMullin state the simple truth that “.@realDonaldTrump will soon be the most powerful and profoundly insecure man in America.”
Others were not so kind. MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin tweeted just how significant this latest lapse by Trump really is:
Today, Trump is receiving an important intel briefing on Russia's interference in the US election—and he's tweeting about The Apprentice. pic.twitter.com/SrYZ6h3vHe
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 6, 2017
Yes. He can’t go to security briefings but he can watch SNL and spend hours whining about them using direct quotes to mock him. And when he finally has a briefing he apparently plans to attend, he’s more interested in his old TV show.
Can he focus on Vladimir Putin and Russia for a moment, do you think? Will he be distracted from global crises by petty amusements? Will America burn while he tweets his petty insecurities?
Then there is the not-so-little point that he is bashing his own TV show simply because he is no longer starring in it:
executive producer happy that his show got bad ratings https://t.co/7PeMOQIbr8
— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) January 6, 2017
Often, when Trump tweets crazy stuff (which is often) it is a precursor to something worse, or something designed to cover up something worse we are about to discover. One shudders to think what it might be this time, but welcome to 2017:
His Twitter feed is remarkably bananas this morning. Something bad must be coming.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) January 6, 2017
The Daily Beast‘s Marlow Stern has some ideas he is willing to share:
Trump's tweeting about 'New Celebrity Apprentice' this morning to divert attention away from… pic.twitter.com/dX0rUa9BmE
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) January 6, 2017
And then there is this simple truth:
Trump can't accomplish a peaceful transfer of power on Celebrity Apprentice.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) January 6, 2017
As Keith Olbermann put it, “His new “Apprentice” tweets confirm a psychological crisis is inevitable.” America may indeed burn while Trump tweets. We just have to make sure we’re not laughing too hard at the time to not notice.
It was left to the Governator himself to post the best response of all to Trump’s bottomless insecurities:
I wish you the best of luck and I hope you'll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 6, 2017
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.