Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Twitter turns Trump into his own worst enemy
The Trump administration is in the throes of one of the greatest self-inflicted distractions of the modern presidency.
The latest chapter comes from James Comey in highly anticipated congressional testimony. The FBI director said he has no information to support President Trump’s infamous weekend tweets alleging he was wiretapped by then-President Barack Obama during the campaign. This was treated as a bombshell, although what would have been truly surprising is if he said Trump’s allegations had a sound factual basis.
Every administration gets knocked off its game early on by something. What makes the furor over President Trump’s wiretapping claims so remarkable is how unnecessary it is. The flap didn’t arise from events outside of the administration’s control, nor was it a clever trap sprung by its adversaries.