Last week was a very bad week for President Trump.
His disgraceful new policy of separating migrant children from their parents rightly blew up in flames of hellish vitriol and scorn.
There was no defence for such a vile, heartless action and Trump fully deserves all the criticism that has since rained down on his head – including from his own wife and daughter, and senior Republicans.
You can tell just how bad it was by the way he performed an almost unprecedented, panicky U-turn within days of the scandal being exposed.
Yet when America’s liberals had their No1 enemy right where they want him – a wounded object of widespread revulsion even from within his own party and family – they still conspired to get it horribly wrong and allow Trump to regain the high moral ground
First, actor Peter Fonda tweeted: ‘We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will stand up against the massive giant a**hole she is married to.’
I read this disgusting post with a mixture of shock, horror and head-scratching bemusement.
What on earth possessed Fonda to write such a thing about an innocent young 12-year-old boy who must already be suffering considerable angst from being the son of such a divisive president?
And how did Fonda not realise it would instantly backfire, force him into an inevitable grovelling apology, and damn nearly wreck what’s left of his career – just as Roseanne Barr’s ‘ape’ tweet has destroyed hers?
On Thursday, Melania wore a jacket saying ‘I really don’t care, do U?’ which was, according to her husband, a poke at the ‘fake news’ media.
I thought it was a misguided and jarring thing to do during a trip to see some of the separated migrant children, and I still don’t really understand the point she was trying to make.
But after all the Stormy Daniels revelations and her own health issues, can any of us blame Melania for reaching the end of her remarkably serene, uncomplaining tether?
Liberal celebrities, none of whom know her motive for the jacket’s message, DID blame her.