By Wednesday morning, Trump has been sending a series of early-morning tweets producing clear that the conspiracy was not only but reflective of the broader “deep state” efforts against him.
“Look how stuff have turned around on the Criminal Deeply State, ” Trump tweeted
. “They go after Phony Collusion with The ussr, a made up Scam, and get caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country might never have seen before! What circles, comes around! ”
Then, Trump went even
more dramatic: “SPYGATE might be one of the biggest political scandals in history! inch
Within the period of five days, Trump proceeded to go from having just heard about FBI’s use of a confidential source in order to rendering the judgment that this was obviously a purposeful — and political — attempt by the Obama Justice Division to install a “spy” within their ranks.
And deciding that this was a) a scandal and b) one of the greatest scandals in American history.
What’s remarkable regarding all of this is that Trump literally constructed this narrative from whole fabric. Over the past five days, he has intentionally ignored a series of subsequent facts that will undercut his conclusion and rather used his considerable platform in order to stoke entrenched paranoia within their base about the government and its apparently ill intent toward his obama administration.
Rewind 5 days. Trump seizes on an concept kicking around in conservative press circles — and propagated by likes of House Intelligence Leader Devin Nunes, R-California — that the confidential source used by the F in the course of the 2016 campaign had been, in fact , a spy placed right now there by President Barack Obama.
He sends the tweet on Friday morning soon after 6 a. m. ET whilst apparently watching a taped model of Lou Dobbs’ show upon Fox Business Network. It reads
: “‘Apparently the DOJ put the Spy in the Trump Campaign. It has never been done before through any means necessary, they are to be able to frame Donald Trump for criminal offenses he didn’t commit. ‘ Jesse Asman @LouDobbs @GreggJarrett Really poor stuff! ”
That same morning, Trump provides fuel to the fire — even though he continues to hedge on the concept of a full-blown government conspiracy in order to spy on him. “Reports is there was indeed at least one FBI consultant implanted, for political purposes, directly into my campaign for president, inch this individual tweets
. “It took place quite early on, and long before the artificial Russia Hoax became a ‘hot’ Fake News story. If true — all time biggest political scandal! inch
Within twenty four hours of Trump’s first mention of the presence of a confidential source, CNN reviews that, yes, the FBI did use a private intelligence source,
yet that the person was not embedded inside the campaign as Trump has claimed. The New York Times reports
that the FBI only sent the original source to talk to Trump advisers Carter Web page and George Papadopoulos after
the agency had received information that produced them suspicious about the duo’s connections to Russia. The Washington Post verifies
that the source has been never placed in Trump’s campaign which the person also met with Mike Clovis, a third Trump adviser.
So. Simply by Saturday, it’s clear that exactly what Trump has initially hinted in as a MAJOR spying scandal relating to the FBI putting a secret informant in his campaign is not, um, accurate. And yet, Trump ramps up their attacks rather than toning them straight down.
Why? Since it not only fits into his preconceived beliefs but also helps him politically.
Trump is definitely someone who has spent a lifetime believing towards the core of his being the fact that “elites” — whoever he conceives them to be — are conspiring to keep him out of the club. The particular 2016 election was his storming of the proverbial mansion, a channeling of populist rage against these types of gatekeepers that they couldn’t stop. Yet simply because Trump is President isn’t going to mean these people will ever cease working to undermine him. They dislike him, they want him out of their particular club and they will say and do everything to make that happen, he thinks.
Keep in mind that this is the man who, as Leader, supposed that then-President Obama had purchased a wiretap on his phones from Trump Tower
— despite zero evidence, then or even ever, that any such thing experienced happened.
The concept — debunked, of course — how the FBI put a spy in the campaign then fits into the too-good-to-check category for Trump. It therefore supports his fundamental belief the establishment/deep state is out to get your pet that he feels as though he will not need to check it against founded facts. He just knows really true. In his gut.
The other thing that Trump knows is that pushing the idea of the broad-scale government conspiracy theory performs right into the hands of their political base. The roots associated with Trump’s candidacy are in a conspiracy theory theory — the repeatedly destroyed notion that Obama was not created in the United States. Both during his advertising campaign and as President, Trump has forced conspiracy theories — Mexico is definitely purposely sending drug dealers plus rapists to the United States, Muslims had been celebrating on rooftops on Sept 11, 2001, Ted Cruz’s dad might have been involved in the assassination of Bob F. Kennedy — to move his political base behind your pet.
Now i’m the only one who sees what’s actually going on here, Trump is telling his supporters. No one else will tell you inescapable fact regarding all of this. But , I will. I will uncover the hypocrisy and duplicity of those elites who have lied to you (and me) for so long.
What’s remarkable concerning this spying “scandal” then is not that Trump has embraced it — but instead the speech with which he has succeeded in doing so. On Thursday night, this was not even a twinkle in his eye. Today, Trump is declaring it “one of the biggest scandals in history. inch
What a unusual, strange trip.