“…outta my ass.”
So while the entire media was focused on Trump-induced drama at the airports, what was going on elsewhere?
- The Russian Usurper restructured the National Security Council (NSC) and created a position on it for senior aide and former Breitbart.com CEO Stephen K. Bannon.
- Hair Führer specified that the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs will only attend principals committee meetings that pertain to their specific “responsibilities and expertise.”
- Putin’s Poodle also conducted his first phone call with Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin.
…and all of this he did under the radar.
Kevin Drum at Mother Jones concluded that the chaos caused by Trump’s executive order had been part of the White House plan:
“Whatever else he is, Steve Bannon is a smart guy, and he had to know that this would produce turmoil at airports around the country and widespread condemnation from the press. In cases like this, the smart money is usually on incompetence, not malice. But this looks more like deliberate malice to me. Bannon wanted turmoil and condemnation. He wanted this executive order to get as much publicity as possible. He wanted the ACLU involved. He thinks this will be a PR win.”
And while that’s true that it was a PR-win with their Nazi base, I think ultimately it was to draw the press’ attention away from the points above. He’s not clever, and he’s certainly not smart, Trump only has one trick up his sleeve: distract, distract, distract.