Trump's priorities are disturbingly transparent.
Trump spent just 13 words on the Austin bomber Wednesday morning, but used 10 times as many words to attack special counsel Robert Mueller just minutes later.
Trump ignored the Austin bombings for nearly three weeks, only addressing them when he was asked about them Tuesday. Then, after reports that the suspect blew himself up as a SWAT team approached his vehicle, Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, “AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!”
Minutes after his brief message about the bomber, Trump went on a multi-tweet tirade about the special counsel’s investigation.
Trump then deleted and rewrote rewrote his first tweet, correcting his misspelled “wether” but not “council.”
Trump’s latest attacks come after a weekend during which he and his personal lawyer attacked Mueller. John Dowd called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to end the investigation, which would essentially mean firing Mueller.
Trump then called out Mueller by name for the first time, saying the “the probe should never have been started.”
If Trump had not been whisked off to play golf by his panicked aides, who knows what else he would have said?
Those attacks registered with a small number of Republicans, but most remained silent. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) swallowed the spin put out by another of Trump’s lawyers Sunday night, that Trump “is not considering or discussing” the firing of Mueller.
As if it needed to be any clearer, Trump’s attacks Wednesday morning remove all doubt that the time is now for Congress to move to protect the special counsel’s investigation.