Off the bat, I’m not using “deep state” in the crazy, tin foil hat, conspiracy sense. I’m using “deep state” it in the it’s much shorter than typing “various members of our intelligence community at least appear to have it out for the president” sense. We good? Bueno.
Here’s former Democrat Congressman Dennis Kucinich with the skinny:
He makes some compelling points. Nearly everything we’ve heard this week has come from anonymous unsourced people OR Trump’s tweets and the subsequent speculation thereof. For the love of decent, unspoiled coffee, someone take away Trump’s phone. The tweets have to stop.
Kucinich argues even if many of Trump’s wounds are self-inflicted (take the phone. JUST TAKE IT), the witch hunt of ousting a president and negating our political process and precedent is dangerous. I tend to agree.
Anyone else’s opinion on this? It’s hard to make heads or tails of it. Until we have something legal and official, enough with the heresay. Yes people need to protect their sources, but at SOME point, SOME journalist needs to put their name and reputation on the line, no? Wouldn’t the press expect the same if the “deep state” had targeted Obama?
Let’s not act like the press hasn’t given us ample reason to distrust them, specifically this year, specifically about Donald Trump (see New York Times Gets Called Out for Fake News…By The New England Patriots and Joe Scarborough Ground and Pounds Anti-Trump Media Over Fake News). That being said, Trump needs to wise up and tighten up the team. If the press is already his enemy, if the media is already treating him unfairly, stop giving them so much ammunition. Put the phone in the desk, Trump. STOP TWEETING.
We need some real sources. Otherwise, nothing can be proven.