Trump’s hatred of Barack Obama is long and well-documented, from his attempts to find the “real birth certificate” to his dismantling of anything Obama had accomplished just because it was Obama who had done it. Trump’s insistence that his inaugural crowd was larger than Obama’s set the tone for his whole approach to his predecessor.
Now it seems that his anger has boiled over into insanity. The Great Orange Shitgibbon is calling for the Senate to subpoena the former president:
If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama. He knew EVERYTHING. Do it
, just do it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more talk!
- His base hates Obama, for many of the same reasons Trump does. This tweet is throwing them some red meat. (By the way, the comments to the tweet that I read are not favorable to Trump.)
- Going after Obama is part of going after Biden. Trump is so afraid of Biden that he keeps grasping at straws, and manufacturing straws, anything that might weaken Biden or take him down.
- It’s another distraction from Trump’s abject and total mismanagement of the pandemic.
This all calls for lots of pushback. Not from Obama himself, but from Biden, from the Lincoln Project, from Romney (who is getting visibly exasperated with IMPOTUS), definitely from the Democratic leadership. Feel free to add to the list.