Posted by: coastcontact | March 5, 2017

Donald Trump manipulates the Media and Congress

Donald Trump know exactly what he is doing when he claims there has been wiretapping of Trump Tower.

I have not read or heard any of the any commentator’s explanation for the latest tweets that Barack Obama was instrumental in the phone wiretap at the Trump Tower in New York. After all it was Trump in his address to congress who said “The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us.”

Did he forget the speech or was that the words of his speech writer?

My theory is quick and easy to understand. Use the media to redirect the focus of the American people. In doing that his administration will not be the center of attention. Trump, I suspect, believes the public focus on wire tapping or other Alt-facts will enable him to carry out his agenda without a great deal of media focus.  In other words, get the media and the congress to focus on fake news.

As of today he has succeeded. The Sunday morning TV talk shows have been talking about wire tapping. In coming days Trump will say other things to distract the media and the congress.

This Huffington Post report supports my contention that we are now focused on the Alt-news. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday that if former President Barack Obama actually wiretapped Donald Trump’s phones, either legally or illegally, it would be the biggest scandal since Watergate.

Speaking at a town hall in Clemson, South Carolina, Graham addressed Trump’s baseless claims that Obama eavesdropped on him prior to the 2016 election. Trump claimed Obama’s actions were as scandalous as “Nixon/Watergate” in one of several tweets on Saturday morning.

“I don’t know if it’s true or not, but if it is true, illegally, it would be the biggest political scandal since Watergate,” Graham said, referring to a scenario in which the Obama administration tapped Trump’s phones without a warrant. The crowd, which was evidently packed with anti-Trump residents, booed at this suggestion.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham addressed Trump’s baseless claim Saturday that former president Barack Obama had wire tapped Trump Tower phones.

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