'Buckle Up!' MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Explains Why Trump Is Likely Going to Get More 'Volatile and Erratic' Soon

President Donald Trump's twitter feed has been even more active than usual in recent days, culminating in a "fire and fury"-style post lambasting Iran in all caps for a few throwaway remarks in a recent speech by President Hassan Rouhani.

Over the weekend, he also attacked President Barack Obama, Amazon, the Washington Post, FISA judges — you name it.

In part, he was responding to a recently released and redacted warrant for government spying on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Even though the warrant itself disproved nearly every ludicrous conspiracy Trump and his allies have conjured up about the investigation of the campaign, the president claimed the newly released document vindicated him.

"What it actually showed in black and white is that the president named somebody as a foreign policy adviser to his campaign who was believed to be a foreign agent," explained MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Monday night. "A Russian foreign agent. Advising him on foreign policy in the campaign."

Many argued that Trump's Twitter outbursts were an effort to distract from the terrible news dogging the White House. As Maddow pointed out, on this theory, things are likely to get worse, especially since the trials of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Mariia Butina, a Russian citizen with ties to the campaign, are about to heat up.

"One week ago today, the president had his summit witRussianan president Vladimir Putin," said Maddow. "Since then his public statements and his public behavior have been volatile and erratic, even for him. As we watch these legal cases continue to unfold over the course of the next few days, I think it is reasonable to expect things will probably get weirder before they settle down, if they ever do settle down. Buckle up!"

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