As Donald Trump manically tweeted attacks on the FBI, the New York Times, the "Amazon Washington Post" and continuing reports of "chaos' in the White House on Saturday morning, a professor at the Naval War College said the president is increasing sounding like a banana republic dictator under siege in his presidential palace.
With Trump cranking out multiple tweetstorms attacking the press and federal law enforcement, following a bombshell report in the New York Times that the FBI opened a secret investigation looking into whether he is a Kremlin agent, military expert Tom Nichols sat back and marveled at the meltdown.
Responding to Trump tweeting, "Lyin’ James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter S and his lover, agent Lisa Page, & more, all disgraced and/or fired and caught in the act. These are just some of the losers that tried to do a number on your President. Part of the Witch Hunt. Remember the “insurance policy?” This is it!" Nichols said it had a certain ring to it.
"This is the kind of speech you give in Spanish in the early 1950s into a tinny microphone with the crackle and static of a fading kerosene generator and the sound of shouting and gunfire in the background approaching the presidential palace," he tweeted.
Tufts University international relations professor Danial Drezner piled on by sharing a clip from Woody Allens' 1971 film "Bananas" about revolution.
You can see the tweets below:
This is the kind of speech you give in Spanish in the early 1950s into a tinny microphone with the crackle and stat… https://t.co/nSHCU86rbC— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1547307929.0
@RadioFreeTom https://t.co/AdQ3eO81Go— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner)1547310905.0