President Donald Trump’s paranoia over the leaks within his administration just took a bizarre turn as he revealed that he believes that President Obama is responsible for the fact that he can’t keep his own disloyal staff from stabbing him in the back with the various embarrassing and damaging leaks of his incompetent and erratic behavior.
During an interview with his favorite television show, Fox and Friends, Trump laid out the cynical conspiracy:
“You never know what’s exactly happening behind the scenes. You know, you’re probably right or possibly right, but you never know,” Trump said in the interview. “No, I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it. And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, which are really serious because they are very bad in terms of national security. But I also understand that is politics. In terms of him being behind things, that’s politics. And it will probably continue.”
Trump, of course, offered zero evidence for his claims and ignored the fact that his own staff has zero respect for his crumbling Presidency.
His paranoia over the leaks escalated late last week when Trump ordered Press Secretary Sean Spicer to confiscate and search staff cell phones for information regarding the leaks.
The leaks coming out of the White House have made Trump’s first month in office a nightmare, and the Commander-in-Chief seems unable to admit that his own staff and other intelligence officials are likely the main source of these leaks — as everyone around him tries to minimize the amount of damage his Administration’s reign of terror is causing.
Is there anything that he WON’T blame Obama for? Unfortunately, we have another four years to find out.
Dan Arel is a bestselling author of The Secular Activist; and Parenting Without God. He is an award-winning journalist and host of the Danthropology Podcast.