Saturday, May 25, 2024

Scared Trump Waves White Flag, Backs Off Social Media Attacks on Georgia DA, Jack Smith Others Who He Called “Deranged”


Donald Trump is scared.

On social media he’s either waving the white flag of surrender or someone has taken his phone away from him.

Either way, Trump’s posts on his Truth Social in the last few days have slowly diminished to rants about Joe Biden or MAGA declarations that voters would be better off with him as president. Yesterday he praised Hungarian authoritarian Viktor Orban despite the fact that Orban is racist, anti-Semite, and basically, a dictator.

Gone are the attacks calling Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and special US Prosecutor Jack Smith “deranged.” On Thursday, Trump waived arraignment and pleaded guilty in the Georgia case. He won’t appear on September 6th in Atlanta. (Rudy Giuliani, fresh from forfeiting his libel case in Georgia, did the same thing.)


Trump’s lawyers have obviously convinced him that the constant attacks on the people prosecuting him in his four cases will not do well for him once the trials begin. Trump did attack New York AG Letitia James this week, but it was toothless and not nearly up to his ad hominem rants of the past.

The surrender — no matter how temporary — comes as Truth Social itself may be on the brink of shutting down. The financing, according to reports, is imploding. This could send the orange man back to Twitter, where he will only cause unhappiness.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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