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Hump day for cray-cray

Hump day for cray-cray

by digby


It's hard to know what set him off this morning but something did. Maybe he read all those stories showing that everyone knows he's looney tunes. Whatever it was he went on a twitter this morning like no other, even earning a rebuke from British Prime Minister Teresa May.


President Donald Trump spent his Wednesday morning on Twitter, and the results were jaw-dropping—even for him. He used the platform to share fringe anti-Muslim content and then appeared to promote a false conspiracy theory that MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was involved in the death of a former congressional intern.

Trump kicked off his eyebrow-raising activities Wednesday morning by retweeting three videos that claimed to capture Muslims assaulting people and destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary. The videos were shared by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First. (It’s unclear whether all the alleged perpetrators featured in the videos are actually Muslim.)

“Whether it’s a real video, the threat is real,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said while defending the president. “His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security.”


Other observers, including former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, also denounced Trump’s decision to share the videos. But by then, Trump had moved on to the news that NBC’s Matt Lauer had been fired over accusations of sexual misconduct. The president took the opportunity to attack NBC—a network he has frequently slammed as “fake news”—and to suggest that its top executives should be fired, as well.

Less than two hours later, Trump followed up with a cryptic tweet aimed at Scarborough.

Scarborough responded to Trump’s attacks Wednesday morning, tweeting that the president was “not well.”

The man that assassinated British MP Jo Cox was Britain First, the fascist group that disseminated those videos.

This is an official statement from the British Prime Minister:

"Britain First seeks to divide communities in their use of hateful narratives which pedal lies and stoke tensions. This causes anxiety to law abiding people. British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudice rhetoric of the far-right, which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents; decency, tolerance and respect. It is wrong for the president to have done this."

He seems to be unraveling.

Keep in mind that he's got people in congress also doing his crazy bidding, not just with their tax cut wet dream but bogus inquiries into Hillary Clinton and covering for the Russia interference.

And speaking of which, does anything think this freak couldn't have said or done something insane that a foreign government couldn't blackmail him with? Please.