The great and powerful Donald tweeted that in his “great and unmatched wisdom” he was withdrawing troops from Syria and if Turkey took advantage, he would “totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey,“ as he claimed to have done before. It was difficult to read the tweet without envisioning a projection of a giant skull-like head with steam rising all around as it boomed out the words.
But, as we know, the Wizard of Oz was a small-time scammer, who lost his power when Toto pulled back the curtain. Adam Schiff appears to be playing the role of Toto in Trump’s Emerald City, tugging at the curtain. While Trump was boasting about his brilliance and power as Head of State, Schiff’s investigations prompted the man behind that curtain to panic and send out a desperation blast in the form of a letter from Pat Cipollone, his White House Counsel, with eight pages of hysterical, political ranting that should embarrass any member of the bar.