In the ultimate sign of how far the American presidency has fallen in just a few months, CNN earlier this week began a running clock to track just how long Tweety McTweetstorm could go without attacking anyone on Twitter.
“He hasn’t knocked, tweaked or attacked anyone on Twitter since Sunday afternoon, when he claimed, ‘Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks,'” wrote CNN on Wednesday.
Well, we all knew that wouldn’t last very long.
CNN retired that clock today after a Trump tweet storm last night in which he petulantly attacked Democrats and blamed them for all of Jeff Sessions’ woes in, well, lying to the United States Congress. He capped that off this morning by calling it “pathetic” that Senate Democrats have taken so long to agree with his Cabinet of Deplorables — apparently not understanding that the U.S. Constitution requires that senators do something more than simply validate his bad choices.
So the mean-tweet abstention clock goes away, but it ends with what has to be a new record for this guy, with CNN calculating Trump’s grown-up phase at 4 days, 8 hours and 22 minutes.
Out of all the sad “new normals” we are contending with, how bad is it that an American president is now being measured by something like this?