As his mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic and a reeling economy set off alarm bells in President Trump’s re-election campaign headquarters, Trump himself has been desperately searching for a new narrative with which to distract the nation and paint himself as a victim of elaborate Democratic conspiracies.
He appears to have settled on what he and MAGAworld have uncreatively termed “OBAMAGATE,” though it’s not clear to anyone — let alone Donald Trump — what exactly “Obamagate” is or what the alleged crimes committed were, but one thing is for certain in Trump’s mind: Barack Obama is guilty and the fake news media is engaged in a cover-up!
Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to thank his favorite show, FOX and Friends, for being one of the only television shows brave enough to cover “the greatest political scandal in the history of the United States” while trashing the mainstream media for trying to make their “con job” go away.
….Likewise, the @nytimes and @washingtonpost are a disgrace to journalism. They are all Fake News, and they know it better than anyone else. History is unfolding, and it is not a pretty picture for “journalism”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2020
Of course, if you ask the President himself what exactly Obamagate is, as Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker did at a White House press conference a few days ago, you won’t be able to get a straight answer, as evidenced by this surreal response from Trump:
“It’s been going on for a long time. It’s been going on from before I even got elected. And it’s a disgrace that it happened and if you look at what’s gone on and if you look at now all of this information that’s being released. And from what I understand that’s only the beginning…some terrible things happened and it should never be allowed to happen in our country again…And you’ll be seeing what’s going on over the coming weeks and I wish you’d write honestly about it but unfortunately, you choose not to do so…You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours.”
But if all you have to do is read the newspapers, why is he complaining that none of the newspapers are reporting on it?
From what we can gather, the whole thing started with the suspiciously timely release of FBI documents showing the interview strategy used by FBI investigators in the interrogation of Gen. Michael Flynn has been used by the Trump administration to justify the dropping of the case against the treasonous ex-National Security Advisor despite the fact that Flynn had already pleaded guilty to his crimes and cooperated with the Mueller investigation.
Now those documents are being used to fuel a new narrative that accuses President Obama and his deep state cronies in the FBI — which was and is run by Republicans — were attempting to frame Michael Flynn and deliberately caught him in a “perjury trap.”
Of course, none of this is based in reality or has any relevance to anyone who isn’t a daily viewer of Hannity. We can’t allow the president to get away with changing the narrative away from how his mismanagement and negligence has led to the needless deaths of tens of thousands of Americans.
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