Everywhere he turns, the world is falling apart for Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, he decided to go onstage for the first presidential debate, douse himself in verbal accelerant, strike a match with his unhinged ranting, and set himself alight while Americans watched in complete horror.
Days earlier, The New York Times managed to get the president’s tax returns and report that for two years — 2016 and 2017 — he had paid $750 in federal taxes even though he claims to be a billionaire. He’s also in debt to the tune of $421million, and many of those obligations come due as soon as next year.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Trump’s former 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, was arrested in Florida after threatening to kill himself with an arsenal of guns he kept at his home in Ft. Lauderdale. Oh, and Parscale is also under investigation for allegedly stealing million of dollars from the Trump campaign and Republican National Commitee.
None of these happenings are connected (or so it would seem) but all of them have the same common denominator: They could result in Trump losing the election and winding up behind bars for the crimes it’s believed he’s committed over the decades as he ran his so-called real estate empire.
Parscale, it seems, is now a major threat to Trump, and the president and members of Trumpworld are terrified Parscale will flip in order to save himself and implicate them in his crimes, according to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, who reports:
“According to the source close to the campaign, the Trump family is worried that Parscale could turn on them and cooperate with law enforcement about possible campaign finance violations. ‘The family is worried Brad will start talking,’ the source said.”
How ironic would it be if Trump’s former campaign manager wound up providing the evidence that sinks the president and other members of his family, especially Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both of whom serve as presidential advisers?
Things are falling apart for Donald Trump. And worst of all for him is that he probably knows the only person to blame is himself, whether he chooses to accept that bitter truth or not.