I did not even see the eclipse because I was too lazy to go outside. But I respect my fellow human beings who enjoy rare and spectacular natural events and now Trump has ruined it for everyone. On Tuesday he retweeted the following meme that another Twitter user had made:
It kind of doesn’t make sense (Trump is the moon to Obama’s sun??), but at least it was merely annoying and childish and did not represent yet another threat to our battered democracy. Trump this morning also went after James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, who recently criticized Trump for his speech in Arizona, saying, “I really question his ability to be—his fitness to be—in this office.” Trump threatened Clapper with some sort of “beautiful letter,” which sounds like gibberish coming from a crazy old man.
Trump also weighed in on how he thought his speeches this week went:
And then he dragged Mitch McConnell through the mud, at the same time that the Senate majority leader was complimenting him in Kentucky:
It’s likely that Trump was responding to the recent news reports that he has actually been angry with McConnell over his alleged failure to defend Trump against the Russia investigations. (It had previously been reported that Trump was mad at McConnell over his failure to repeal Obamacare.)
So to sum up, things that Trump has ruined this morning: eclipses, speeches, beautiful letters, and his relationship with Mitch McConnell.