Donald Trump is approaching a similar velocity as his Twitter heyday with his release of official public statements from “Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America.”
While in the initial phases of his post-presidential career, Trump was comparatively silent — perhaps thrown off base by his ban from most social media platforms — lately, Trump has been issuing several of these poor substitutes for his previously prolific Twitter feed each day whenever one of his many grievances strikes his fancy.
Trump’s latest assault on the public consciousness is a response to a report in a new book from Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of The Washington Post that claims that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and other top military officials were so concerned that Trump and his posse of detestable enablers would attempt a coup in the wake of his election loss that they began to plan active measures to prevent that eventuality.
The book, entitled I Alone Can Fix It and due to be released on July 2oth, includes the assertion that “Milley and the other Joint Chiefs discussed a plan to resign, one-by-one, rather than carry out orders from Trump that they considered to be illegal, dangerous or ill-advised,” according to an account of the book’s contents by CNN.
The very suggestion of behind-the-scenes plotting by General Miley and his colleagues inspired a long four-paragraph rant by the twice-impeached former president that brutally attacked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in very personal terms.
Somehow, it’s not very reassuring to hear from an ex-president that they’ve contemplated exactly who they may want to have on their side if they were “going to do a coup.”
The thought processes — if they can even be called that — that went into Trump’s decision-making in regards to the nation’s top military official as revealed in this statement are truly frightening to realize came from the man who once had his finger on the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
One can only be relieved for the umpteenth time that this sick and disordered man is no longer in the White House.
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Vinnie Longobardo is the Managing Editor of Occupy Democrats. He's a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.