Trump So Mad At Pelosi He Could Just Scream–So He Does

Donald Trump.

The Hill reports that the President of the United States may be in the process of, in the vernacular, losing his shit:

President Trump sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday urging her to halt impeachment proceedings one day before the House is set to vote to impeach him, accusing Democrats of an “unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power.”

The lengthy missive contained many of the same arguments and featured the same heated rhetoric Trump has deployed over the last two months via Twitter and public appearances. He complains about former special counsel Robert Mueller, lists off his own achievements, bashes “ranting and raving” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and denies any wrongdoing.

“This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth. You are not just after me, as President, you are after the entire Republican Party,” Trump wrote in the letter, which marked his first personal correspondence with Pelosi on impeachment. “History will judge you harshly as you proceed with this impeachment charade.”

Politico:

The fiery missive, frequently punctuated with exclamation points, came loaded with hyperbolic assertions — including the president’s claim that “more due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials” and his accusation that Pelosi and House Democrats “view democracy as your enemy!”

Trump charged that the current impeachment drive “represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power” by Democratic lawmakers that he argued has been “unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history.”

“By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution, and you are declaring open war on American democracy,” he wrote.

Here’s the full text of President Donald Trump’s letter today to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  It doesn’t look like this letter was subject to much in the way of editing from what we assume was Trump’s original dictation, complete with strange capitalizations and neurotic overuse of exclamation points. At a moment in history when the media regularly struggles to capture the full unhinged extent of the presidential crisis the nation finds ourselves in, this stands out of one of the most bitterly vitriolic and just plain bizarre missives ever written under an American presidential letterhead.

Even for Trump’s most diehard supporters, this rambling screed in response to the articles of impeachment facing President Trump is very difficult to defend, and certainly won’t win over any unpersuaded voters. We assume the reason the letter wasn’t properly edited is that Trump wouldn’t allow it, since that might shield Democrats from his unbridled wrath.

The only thing we can say is, this was never going to be fun to watch.

And Sen. Cory Gardner could speak up any time if he wanted to.

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  1. spaceman65 says:

    Stay the course, donald.  One day, atherosclerosis will thank you.

    • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

      The guy who repeatedly called for the executions of five innocent black teenagers is suddenly an advocate for fairness and due process? The same man born into obscene wealth and bailed out of one disastrous deal after another by his klansman father; a man who was a millionaire at 11 months, couldn't read so his dad bribed schools to give him degrees in business, then went bankrupt six times? (the same daddy who bought off a doctor to get him multiple deferments for service to our country).   

      He thinks life isn't fair. 

  2. DenLawyer says:

    "Even for Trump’s most diehard supporters, this rambling screed in response to the articles of impeachment facing President Trump is very difficult to defend, …" – that's intended to be a joke, right?

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    “unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power.”

    Now, there’s a six-word sentence fragment that I’ll bet no one will ever see penned in Sharpie??!!

    Those exclamation points? — now, those were probably Sharpie . . .

  4. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    No doubt the actions of a stable genius. That'll show 'em !

  5. RepealAndReplace says:

    Someone needs to deliver some Seroquel to the West Wing a.s.a.p.

  6. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    In a missive full of unproven charges, hyperbole and long-simmering grievances against his own government — at one point, Mr. Trump referred to leaders of the F.B.I. as “totally incompetent and corrupt” — the president angrily disputed both of the impeachment charges against him.

    The letter ignored the copious evidence uncovered during a two-month inquiry by the House Intelligence Committee, based in part on the testimony of members of his own administration

    Mr. Trump wrote that he knew his letter would not change the outcome of Wednesday’s votes. But he said the document was “for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record.”

    Yes, that will definitely leave a permanent stain on our country's history.

    One day, after he leaves office, it may also be part of the psychiatrist’s report by the defense in claiming he is incompetent to stand trial for his many and various crimes

  7. PKolbenschlag says:

    This letter will be in a glass case at the Trump Library, which will be kind of like Graceland for MAGA Deplorables. 

  8. ElliotFladenElliotFladen says:

    Cory Gardner and Congressman Doug Lamborn: your choice is this: honor your oath of office that obligates you to vote for impeachment under Article II, Section 4 or – alternatively – reveal that you never took your oath seriously. 

    It is that simple.

    • kwtreekwtree says:

      Thanks, Elliot. Happy Chanukah to you next Sunday!

    • MADCO says:

      Is there anyone, anywhere making book?

      I looked- I can bet the President not being alive on 12/31/2020. Or the queen. Or almost any head of state. I can bet the D primary. Of course, every sports event.  I there are two reputable UK casinos with a published line on whether Trump is removed or not.  But actual representative and senator votes- can't find it.

       

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