Every day brings something new and totally bizarre from the White House or, more specifically, from Hairball’s Twitter account. As far as I can tell, there are two possible explanations – or a hybrid of the two – for this.
One possibility is that Hairball is totally off his rocker. Now, he claims that somehow President Obama tapped his phone lines to spy on him. Trump is so far up his own ass that he has no idea what he is doing or saying.
The other possibility is much more sinister, though no less scary. I can envision Stephen Bannon and Hairball sitting there in the Oval Office while the Breitbart guy whispers poisonous ideas into Hairball’s ears. Bannon knows exactly what he is doing, which is to blow smoke and otherwise obfuscate the Russia issue. He figures that if the press is busy contemplating these idiotic stories about Mr. Obama, then they don’t have the time or inclination to go after the truth.
The third permutation is that both of the previous possibilities can be combined into one. You have a totally delusional and morbidly narcissistic Trump, who is then manipulated by Bannon’s wild stories. In essence, Bannon is Trump’s Iago.
I am certain that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are scared as hell and loathe both Bannon and Hairball. Unfortunately, the Congressional leaders have use for Trump right now, so they are keeping their mouths shut. In my neck of the woods, we have a couple of rabid Congressmen whom I know: Chris Collins and Tom Reed. Both are avid Hairball supporters. I can only hope that the truth shall prevail and one day this rabble is swept out with the trash.