Everyone has a theory about Trump’s hyperaggressive early morning tweetstorms. Some think they are a deliberate ploy the president uses to distract the press from his administration’s potential weaknesses, or to frame the public debate to his liking. Others warn his rapid shifts from one topic to another indicate mental instability.
This is a moment to return to Trump’s Razor: Ascertain the stupidest possible scenario that can be reconciled with the available facts and that answer is likely correct.
Methinks Politico has nailed it:
But my many hours following the president’s tweets for Media Matters for America, the progressive media watchdog organization, have convinced me the truth is often much simpler: The president is just live-tweeting Fox, particularly the network’s Trump-loving morning show, Fox & Friends.
Shorter: Comrade Stupid is not trying to distract the media, he is distracted by the media, specifically Petunia and Pals. It’s all been kabuki theater with the Villagers asserting that he has some great chess game going on, when the reality he is Chance the Gardener, but with even less going on upstairs.