What do “a young military man working Afghanistan,” the Supreme Court, Mitch McConnell, FBI, Republican politicians and the New York Times all have in common? The correct answer is that they’re all targets of Donald Trump’s Twitter wrath the morning after Christmas.
If today is anything like the past two days Trump is likely to motorcade from his Mar-a-Lago estate the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., for another round of golf. Maybe he’ll play again today with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) as he did on Christmas Day. But early this morning was focused on a re-airing of his many grievances.
First he lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for not fighting hard enough against Democrats who he falsely says stole the election from him. “Mitch & the Republicans do NOTHING, just want to let it pass. NO FIGHT!”
He said the Justice Department and FBI “should be ashamed” for having taken no action in prosecuting anyone for the election fraud that both organizations agree did not take place. At the end of that tweet Trump seemed to be countering speculation that he was done with Washington, D.C., now that he’s ensconced at his Florida resort: “See everyone in D.C. on January 6th.” January 6th is the day that Vice President Mike Pence must fulfill his Constitutional responsibility of certifying before a joint session of Congress the Electoral College vote that elected Joe Biden the 46th president.
Trump also said the U.S. Supreme Court, to which he has appointed one-third of the nine justices, “has been totally incompetent and weak” because it refused to hear two Trump campaign lawsuits put before it. He followed up that message by making the improbable claim that he had been contacted by a random member of the military and had a discussion about the security of elections in Afghanistan vs. the United States. Finally, the president again called for $2,000 coronavirus relief payments “rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill.”