At a Besieged White House, Tempers Flare and Confusion SwirlsHow do they know this?
What Trump official would ever trust Billionaire Carlos Slim's broadsheet?
Then there is Erick Erickson, a Never Trumper, who swears he has sources inside the White House telling us President Trump is crazy:
I tend to take these stories about the President with a grain of salt. We have seen key details of a number of salacious stories retracted within 48 hours. The media hates the President so much that they’ll run a negative story about him without very much provocation. Anti-Trump sources embedded within the administration in the career civil service, etc. will leak to the press and confirmation bias sets in.
What sets this story apart for me, at least, is that I know one of the sources. And the source is solidly supportive of President Trump, or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016. But the President will not take any internal criticism, no matter how politely it is given. He does not want advice, cannot be corrected, and is too insecure to see any constructive feedback as anything other than an attack.
So some of the sources are left with no other option but to go to the media, leak the story, and hope that the intense blowback gives the President a swift kick in the butt. Perhaps then he will recognize he screwed up. The President cares vastly more about what the press says than what his advisers say. That is a real problem and one his advisers are having to recognize and use, even if it causes messy stories to get outside the White House perimeter.Grain of salt? Ha ha ha. Erickson has bitten on every rumor about Trump for two years.
If Erickson is not on Soros's payroll (indirectly -- through third-party ads) then Erickson is a dummy.
Well, even if he is, he's still a dummy.
But they have not forgotten Saint Comey, who cost Hillary the election by not getting her indicted.
Joe Simonson of HeatStreet called the press out on its trust-me journalism:
Anonymous Nation: America’s Papers of Record Have Turned into Tabloids
According to the Washington Post‘s Glenn Kessler, an exultant cheer went up in his newsroom on Monday when web traffic for the Post’s latest anti-Trump salvo surpassed that of its last big hit, the Access Hollywood tape. “Blood lust” was how the Drudge Report described the scene. And appropriately, this new story of President Trump inappropriately disclosing secrets of intelligence gathering was, like the Access Hollywood scoop, an anonymously sourced hit. We have arrived in an era where anonymous attacks form the bedrock of Washington correspondence — even when principled government officials come forward and strenuously assert that the reporting isn’t true.Still I doubt the public much cares. The storylines are off the trolley tracks. Trump is now a Russian spy? Wait, wasn't Trump Hitler just last week? Is Comey a hero or a villain this week? It's all so confusing the public tunes out.
The press full-court press on Trump talking to Russian diplomats is like the old woman with the cats walking down the street muttering to herself about events that happened decades ago.
But I see what is next after this latest attempt to pin the tail on The Donald. White House in disarray!
Or maybe it is Trump is crazy.
Or maybe it is Trump is senile.
Or maybe it is Trump a Nazi. Nyah, that one has never worked.
There is only one goal.
From Real Clear Politics:
CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "Are We Getting Closer" To Impeachment Of Donald Trump?Wolf Blitzer and all the rest hate Trump, and they hate the country and the system that elected him. His statement is irresponsible and a repudiation of our electoral process. In an earlier age, CNN would fire him.
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