He thinks this whole thing IS funny…..
Everyone is scared ….
Everyone HAS to key off him…
He LOVES That…..
In the closing months of his first term in office, President Donald Trump has taken the public approach of a wannabe authoritarian, but with the private perspective of a MAGA internet troll.
Over the past week, Trump declined to commit to a peaceful, orderly transition of power, no matter who wins the 2020 presidential election, declaring at one point: “We’re going to have to see what happens.”
To horrified voters, onlookers, and the Democratic opposition, it was another clear instance of the sitting president openly telegraphing his plans to seize power, something some administration officials fear will soon take form within the federal government and among major party organs.
But to Trump, it was… funny as hell.
According to two people familiar with the matter, hours after the president stepped away from the cameras, Trump continued following the fallout in the press, including on cable news, and began privately remarking how amusing it was that his answer was making media and liberal heads explode, and also predictably dominating TV coverage.
“He seemed to get a real kick out of it,” one of the sources said, adding that the president seemed to relish making the press, in Trump’s words, “go crazy” over his non-commitment to democratic norms and procedure. “[The president] wasn’t going to be playing by their rules on this just to make them feel comfortable.”…
One senior White House official cautioned that they had no direct knowledge of the president laughing off the matter. But among longtime Trump hands, the idea of him basking in the shit storm of his creation was entirely expected.
“Trump is just being Trump, and people are playing right into his hands,” said Stuart Jolly, who served as national field director for Trump’s 2016 presidential run. “The media always takes the bait.”