Unbalanced Donald Trump Snaps on Truth Social, Tells FBI Agent to ‘Rot in Hell’
If Donald Trump was ever cool and collected, those days are far behind. The twice-impeached former POTUS is feeling the
If Donald Trump was ever cool and collected, those days are far behind.
The twice-impeached former POTUS is feeling the stress of his growing legal headaches, and his unbalanced posts on Truth Social are showing the strain.
In the second night of 2AM rants, Trump careened from one topic to another, at one point telling a former FBI agent to “rot in hell.”
And as he faces growing scrutiny in Georgia over his team’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, Trump is lashing out wildly – admitting to another crime even as he tries to say he didn’t commit one.
Donald Trump Sounds Completely Unhinged on Truth with Alarming Frequency
Donald Trump and his posting habits have long been the subject of public discourse.
Preferring to fire from the hip and say what’s on his mind, the former President has been known to shoot himself in the foot while venting on social media.
But his actions over the past 2 months have become increasingly unbalanced and unhinged, hinting at the increasing strain he’s feeling.
The past two nights, Trump has been online between 1 to 3AM EST, posting randomly and emotionally, portraying a picture of a man on the edge.
Last night’s round of posts and this morning’s follow-ups are no exception to the new phase of wild Truth posts.
Just before 2AM EST, Trump apparently got word about the former FBI agent who was arrested yesterday for ties to a Russian oligarch.
That agent had a role in a 2016 investigation looking into whether Donald Trump and his team had inappropriate ties to Russia.
Newsweek reports, “Charles McGonigal, 54, the former head of counterintelligence for the FBI’s New York office, is accused of secretly working for a U.S.-sanctioned Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, as well as conspiring to commit money laundering.
Prosecutors said that McGonigal is alleged to have tried to help Deripaska get off the sanctions list after leaving the FBI in 2018. He is also alleged to have taken money off the Russian billionaire in 2019 in order to investigate a rival oligarch.
While not connected to the investigation, McGonigal was one of the leading figures behind the investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election.”
And the former President was gleeful, writing on Truth just before 2AM, “The FBI guy after me for the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, long before my Election as President, was just arrested for taking money from Russia, Russia, Russia. May he Rot In Hell!”
Donald Trump Starts the Day Early With a Protestation – and Admittance of Guilt?
It would seem Donald Trump got some sleep shortly after his second night of middle-of-the-night posting.
But he was up again bright and early Tuesday morning, taking to Truth with more unbalanced grievances.
This time, he was focused again on his team’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, referring to the infamous phone call between himself and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where he famously asked the Georgian official to “find some votes” to turn the tide of the election.
Trump wrote early Tuesday, “PAGE 1: My phone call to the Secretary of State of Georgia, and a second call which the Marxists, Communists, Racists, and RINOS don’t even want to talk about, were ‘PERFECT’ calls. Many people, including lawyers for both sides, were knowingly on the line. I was protesting a RIGGED & STOLEN Election, which evidence proves it was. I won Georgia by a lot, but only needed a small number of votes from that total number. They cheated in many ways including STUFFING Ballots, ALL CAUGHT LIVE ON TAPE…”
He added, “PAGE 2: With many people on the line on what was a PERFECT call protesting the Rigged Georgia Election, which I have a clear right to do, and in fact an obligation to do since I made the call as President, how come not one person said, while on the call, that I acted inappropriately, or made a statement of protest at what I said, & then slammed down the phone. Not one, even with so many opposing people, lawyers, and others on the line. NO ADMONISHMENT at all. We nicely agreed to speak again….”
So to summarize: Trump says they “only needed a small number of votes” – which is what he’s accused of telling Raffensperger to illegally “find” but also claims that they won and that his call was perfect and appropriate.
Regardless of Trump’s assertions that the call was “perfect,” it seems more likely by the passing day that Fulton County District Attorney Fani T Willis will file criminal indictments against Trump and his cohorts.
Truth Social may be Trump’s favorite playground (for now – pending a return to Twitter) but it’s not a court of law, and his protestations don’t make up a convincing defense.
What is clear, however, is that Trump’s unbalanced posting is increasing by the week. As more legal troubles lean heavily on the former President, Donald Trump is reacting the way he knows how – by lashing out, insulting, denying, and threatening.
It’s the worst possible sequence of events for the former POTUS to launch his 2024 bid from.
A controversy-weary country is finding his ever-growing anger and frustration a concerning sign of a repeat of the chaos of his first Presidency, and makes it vanishingly unlikely that they’ll invite him back for round two.
But of course, Trump isn’t the only one facing growing legal woes. President Joe Biden is facing a parallel investigation into his mishandling of classified documents, and the country may soon find an answer to the question – what happens with both a former and current President face criminal indictments?