The Orange Comb-Over has been getting himself all worked up over the 1,500 or so desperate souls fleeing crime-ridden Honduras in a caravan of marchers heading north. Since the group is mostly comprised of mothers and children, who have already lost husbands, sons, and brothers to the central American gangs, the threat of the things is not exactly evident to the naked eye.
Then again, when it comes to the Mexican border it’s crazy time all of the time with POTUS. Thus, after slamming Mexico for not jailing what he claimed to be drug runners (as perhaps evidenced by the boy in the foreground carrying a plastic bag), the Donald threatened to shoot Mexico’s “cash cow” (NAFTA) and renewed his call for the WALL.
That tweet-burst occurred at about 10:25 AM just before his Easter morning round of golf. About 3 minutes later, however, Trump apparently had second thoughts about his evidence-free drug runner charge, suggesting that the Caravan was just trying to sneak in under DACA.
But even that would have required a very nifty form of Time Travel. After all, to be DACA eligible participants in the Caravan would have needed to arrive in the United States before June 15, 2007—and by the looks of the photos, many of them weren’t even born yet!
10:25 AM: Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!
10:28AM: These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA. They want in on the act!
Of course, you could say that the man in the Oval Office is patently off his rocker and move on. But we’d say, not so fast. The truth is, the Donald has immense company when it comes to crazy time, and you can find it on both ends of the Acela Corridor.
For instance, just as Tesla was plunging by another $20 per share this morning—and gaining some well-deserved momentum on its ultimate path to zero—the company leaked an Elon Musk email that is so crazy that it makes the Donald sound sober by comparison.
To wit, Musk converted a couple of days of forced draft production at the quarter end into a projected weekly run rate of 2,000 vehicles. That was obviously designed to obfuscate the fact that Tesla again blew its production target for Q1—-like it has for every other quarter for years on end.