Well, that went well. Donald Trump is only four days into presidency, yet he already has the usually-reticent American media questioning his veracity and sanctity of mind.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer had a panel of journalists discussing the blockbuster news from this afternoon’s White House briefing, that Donald Trump believes up to 5 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election. Trump claims to have secret evidence that the White House is refusing to release, and even refusing to have the FBI investigate.
Reporters at the briefing were incredulous. How could the White House not investigate proof that of the most massive voter fraud in the history of the country?
Of course, the answer is clear. Trump is either lying, crazy or both. What’s amazing is that only four days into the new administration, the media has already come to the same conclusion.
Here’s CNN’s Mark Preston:
“He’s undermining his staff by forcing them to go out and repeat his lies. And if he’s not lying, let’s assume he’s not lying at all. He’s either delusional and he believes it, or to Dana’s point, the insecurities…”
It doesn’t get any more direct than that.
Here’s the video:
Now, why does this matter? Why is this not simply Trump diverting us from more important issues like the ACA repeal or the Russian penetration of his campaign and administration? A few reasons:
1. Politics isn’t always won on the smartest issues. The GOP motivated its base with their BS attack on Hillary over Benghazi. Benghazi was nothing compared to the number of diplomatic deaths the Bush administration had under its watch (not to mention the 3,000 who died on 9/11), yet we had far more investigations of Benghazi than we had of George Bush. Also, there’s Hillary’s email server, another nothingburger of an issue that hurt her in the campaign.
2. Driving Trump up the wall is a worthwhile strategy. The more Trump acts up, the more we attack him, the more he acts up even more, the more his poll numbers drop, and the more Republicans in Congress start to distance themselves from Trump, lest his falling popularity hurt them in the next election. And all of that makes it increasingly difficult for Trump to further his agenda.
3. If the president is a nutjob, it’s important that the American people know that, regardless of politics.
So that’s why I’ll continue to expose the fact that Donald Trump is a petulant narcissistic adolescent nut. And so should you.