One of the things that was lost on me as the latest news about Fredo, er, Junior having a meeting with representatives of gulf-state countries offering to help Candidate Stupid’s election, is that it establishes a pattern of behavior that they were willing to meet with foreign powers and they had a complete lack of regard for US Campaign Laws.
There’s a lot we do not know (yet) about this meeting other than there was some sort of discussion about manipulating Social Media.
What we do know now is that Candidate Stupid’s 2016 Goat Rodeo campaign was involved with multiple countries that are known for being sketchy, some people known for being sketchy, and a lot of probably sketchy meetings, resulting in sketchy agreements, and payments with sketchy people from sketchy places.
As the NYTimes reminds us:
It is illegal for foreign governments or individuals to be involved in American elections, and it is unclear what — if any — direct assistance Saudi Arabia and the Emirates may have provided. But two people familiar with the meetings said that Trump campaign officials did not appear bothered by the idea of cooperation with foreigners.
So Much Winning.
Anyway, we are left now wondering of Trump Inc:
- were on the take
- didn’t care
- didn’t understand what they were doing
- all of the above
Trump’s Razor tells us to ascertain the stupidest possible scenario that can be reconciled with the available facts and that answer is likely correct, so Imma go with the last option, all of the above.