In days since a number of federal judges have jointly neutered his unconstitutional Muslim ban, Donald Trump has been – as expected – criticizing about it on Twitter. He’s declared he knows the law better than the judges do. He’s personally insulted them. This was all expected. But he’s also been doing something else, something unexpected, which grows more apprehensive each time he circles back and touches on it in intensifying fashion.
Trump is now all but vowing that terrorist from a Muslim nation will enter the United States any moment and launch a terrorist attack — and it’s time to ask why he’s suddenly betting his remaining reliability on something so oddly precise.
By every measurable data, the Trump administration is failing. His approval rating is so low it’s setting historical numbers. Millions of Americans are marching in the streets seriously talking about his resignation. And his most aspiring initiatives are being disrupted by the incompetence of his own staff. He’s already locked into being one of the least effective and most hated presidents ever.
At this point there’s only one thing that can save him – and that’s a foreign terrorist attack which authenticates his major policies, causing the nation’s moderates to fall in line behind him, and gives him a stage for the kind of authoritarian rule he seeks. So it’s unnerving that Trump is now indeed expecting specifically what’s about to happen.
LOOK AT TWEETS
Take a gander at Donald Trump’s increasingly paranoid delusional tweets over the past four days about the matter, which are listed here in chronological order:
“When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security – big trouble!”
“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”
“What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?”
“Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision”
“The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart. Bad people are very happy!”
“Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!”
“I have instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY. The courts are making the job very difficult!”
“The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is very real, just look at what is happening in Europe and the Middle-East. Courts must act fast!”
Are these the ramblings of a paranoid delusional madman whose illusions are becoming increasingly precise by the day? Or are these the words of a man who is confidently betting on a forthcoming Muslim terrorist attack on U.S. soil because he’s in the process of staging one?
It’s a fair question to ask, especially considering that he’s already tried to invent a Muslim terrorist attack on the Louvre this week, and his senior advisor has concurrently tried to invent a Muslim terrorist attack in Bowling Green. How much further of a leap is it, really, from inventing imaginary terrorist attacks to actually staging one? Just how far down the rabbit hole will this historically dishonest administration’s sedition go?