Yes… Donald Trump HAS used the tactic many times before …
Yes…The media tends take the bait…Hook…Line and Sinker…
Yes…The attacks tend to be made up Bull Shit…
This time Trump implies that Barack Obama is a ‘traitor ‘?
A guy allergic to the truth trying to sell even more lies because he’s been caught and spot lighted trying to cut a guy loose who plead guilty to lying to FBI agent’s …Or maybe it’s the terrible numbers he gotten on his absence on the virus front?
Donald Trump launched his political career turbocharging the conspiratorial birther movement. Now Trump is trying to keep his presidency afloat with another theory about his predecessor: Obamagate.
Over the past three days, Trump has tweeted and railed about unproven claims that President Barack Obama, in his final days in office, orchestrated a plot to damage the incoming president. “He got caught, OBAMAGATE!” Trump tweeted on Sunday, one of 126 tweets and retweets — the second-highest single-day total of his presidency — that kept returning to Obama.
The term has become an all-caps rallying cry for Trump. “OBAMAGATE makes Watergate look small time!” he tweeted on Monday. Trump then pinned an “OBAMAGATE!” tweet to the top of his profile to promote a segment from Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
The theory, as Trump’s allies have described it, is that Obama was involved in an effort to entrap Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI. The Justice Department last week moved to dismiss Flynn’s case, giving the theory a boost, as did newly released documents detailing the early stages of the Flynn probe. But the specifics are murky.
“You know what the crime is,” Trump said on Monday, when pressed at a White House briefing about what exact offense had been committed. “The crime is very obvious to everybody, all you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours.”
The blunderbuss trumpeting of an anti-Obama narrative is a tactic Trump has employed throughout his political career. Over the years, Trump’s attacks on Obama have veered from the baseless — the president is not an American citizen, Obama tapped my phones — to exaggerations and falsehoods about his predecessor’s record — Obama shipped plane loads of cash to Iran, Obama left the strategic national stockpile empty. In each case, the real estate developer-turned president has used these stories to distract from unwelcome stories while elevating himself and exciting his base. The questionable details are rarely important….