Today in the midst of all the foreign policy news, from the G20 nepotism summit, to a “spontaneous” Korea DMZ summit to hold hands with Kim, Trump went on a bizarre Twitter rant that seemingly came out of nowhere. It’s notable that one regularly measures Trump twitter rants by the multiples of tweets they contain. This one was a very respectable four tweet rant. It whined about longstanding investigations by the State of New York’s Attorney General of Trump business enterprises, including his “charitable” foundation. Trump had to close said “charitable” foundation as it was even more fraudulent than his university. Here is the rant in full:
I could discuss a lot of the merits (or lack thereof) of Trump’s claims. The Trump Foundation did not give 100% to charity. Trump notoriously used it buy gaudy pictures of himself for his casinos and to pay off a lawsuit settlement for his illegal flagpole. It was more Trump slush fund than charity. Here’s the voucher Trump himself signed authorizing the flagpole expenditure.
Clinton’s Foundation was subject to annual independent audits, you can view them HERE. I’d like to provide you a similar link for the Trump Foundation’s independent audits, but I can’t, he didn’t do them.
However, delving into the very deep weeds of Trump’s lies is not my point here. Rather, the point I would like to make is that it is very unlikely this rant came out of nowhere. This tweet storm did not emerge out of a vacuum. Something very likely prompted it. While the NYAG investigations have not had much news exposure recently, they must be about to get some.
Trump must have just gotten word that indictments are coming down. Expect to hear about it soon. Calling it now. The first tweet even mentioned “in search of a crime.” You don’t have to be a seer to call this one.