It's staggering that no one's taken Donald Trump aside to explain how he shouldn't keep talking about the leaks that exposed Mike Flynn's communications with the Russian ambassador, not to mention other leaks connecting Trump's closest advisers to Russian intelligence. But they haven't yet. Or perhaps they have and he's too addled with mental illness and delusions to listen carefully enough.
Nevertheless, Trump sat down for an interview with the giggling couch tumors at Fox & Friends, and among various questions, Trump was asked by adult Monchichi, Brian Kilmeade, about the the town halls -- not the leaks -- and Trump answered like so.
“I think he is behind it. I also think it’s politics. That’s the way it is. You never know what’s exactly happening behind the scenes. You know you’re probably right or possibly right. You never know. I think President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it."
In other words, it's a false flag. Trump is basically going Full Alex Jones here, or maybe Kilmeade is going Full Alex Jones and Trump is just picking up the cue from a pair of card-carrying nincompoops. It's unclear, but the fact remains that Trump refuses to believe the protests are legitimate, even though there's zero evidence for paid protesters or some sort of astro-turfing campaign here. Last week, Trump also tweeted something about how the protests are actually "liberal activists" as if it's somehow untoward for activists to engage in, you know, activism.
Next, Trump launched into a rant about the leaks, without any prompting from Fox & Friends.
"And some of the leaks possibly come from that group. You know, some of the leaks, which are very serious leaks because they’re very bad in terms of national security — but I also understand that’s politics. And in terms of him being behind things, that’s politics, and it will probably continue.”
If the leaks about Russia were untrue, he'd say so. Instead, he continues to confirm the veracity of the leaks by coming right out and saying they contained sensitive national security secrets. In other words, duh. This is the second publicly-aired clip of Trump confirming the content of the leaks. The first time was during his insane press conference during which he told reporters, "The leaks are real but the reporting is fake," as if that makes sense in any universe.
None of this is unusual for Trump, of course. There are hundreds of examples of similarly undisciplined blurts by the president so far, including something he said during a meeting with governors Monday morning: "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Um, no, literally everyone knows healthcare is complicated. Everyone. Trump is clearly a man who's never had to sift through various insurance policies to compare deductibles and premiums and copays. He's never had to deal with the complexities of healthcare, and so it's no wonder that he fumbled a softball question about healthcare on 60 Minutes during the transition -- discussing how he'd like to keep the ACA regulation about "kids living with their parents." What regulation is that, exactly?
But he wants to repeal the law anyway, without any understanding about how it -- or healthcare in general -- works.
It's a miracle he can eat food without a protective cork on his fork -- you know, to prevent him hurting himself and others.