Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Trump Paradox

Every little bit of this sounds as guilty as hell. An investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election didn't necessarily need to have anything to do with Donald Trump to be worthy of investigation, and since nothing really did leak to discredit Trump during the campaign, he sounds a bit pouty over the results of the election that he won.

Also, given that we know full well that his campaign was outreached by Russians claiming to have dirt on Hillary Clinton (via George Papadopoulos and Don Jr.), it's more troubling that the Trump campaign knew it was happening and never mentioned it. Which means they were benefitting from Russian rigging and did not care.

The paradox here is that investigating the Russian meddling was not nothing, and telling Putin to stop meddling was not nothing. That Trump's own administration is doing nothing, however, and that Trump is still so touchy about the Mueller investigation that is happening? Is proof of how very disingenuous this Twitter poutrage really is.

1 comment:

Harry Hamid said...

From the get-go, it has seemed to me that MAYBE the Trump campaign didn't do anything wrong, but they are so scared of their election being viewed as illegitimate that they get really, um, touchy about any investigation into wrongdoing in the election by anybody.

We'll see. I might have been overly generous in my assessment of the Trump folks.