The Russia Bounty story is just another made up by Fake News tale that is told only to damage me and the Republican Party. The secret source probably does not even exist, just like the story itself. If the discredited @nytimes has a source, reveal it. Just another HOAX!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
By now, Trump has certainly been sat down and caught up with the intel that more than one source has corroborated was in a PDB earlier this year, even though White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany assures us that Trump "does read" and is "the most informed person on planet earth" regarding the threats this nation faces.
(How then, did he screw up COVID-19 so bad? Was that not a threat? Ah, but he also called that threat a "hoax". And here we are.)
Well, he certainly could be the most informed person, if he wanted to be. But he doesn't want to be. He is the proverbial horse that can be lead to water, but not made to drink. He can be made to read, but he can not be made to understand what he has read if he simply refuses. When Friday's story hit, if it had at all blindsided him and made him aware of something he needed to know but was not properly informed of, he would not have spent the next couple of days golfing, but getting to the bottom of it. Now that he is, per the White House, informed, why would he be calling it a "hoax"? The story exists!
His White House handlers need to understand his ass can not be cleaned up. He will never be accountable, and thinks all he needs to do is tweet the word "hoax" to make a problem go away. It looks bad because it is bad.