During the 2016 campaign, Dilbert writer and political analyst Scott Adams called now-President Donald Trump “the most persuasive living human.” He wasn’t kidding.
Faced with a crisis – a “deep state” intelligence attack on a young Presidency, Trump fought back by hitting the liberal establishment the best way he knows how – talking past the issue.
On the night before Trump tweeted his Obama-wiretapping accusation, he tweeted photos of Nancy Pelosi (below) and other leading Democrats meeting with Russian officials, and demanded an investigation into their ties with Russia. The theme was clear – Washington D.C. liberals have hands just as dirty with Moscow as anyone on Trump’s team.
The controversial debate and media scorn over the word “wiretapping” was a classic Trumpian ruse. By changing the conversation, the Donald turned a spotlight onto the question of whether Obama’s people had indeed spied on their political opponent in New York.
Now, it appears that the evidence suggests they did.