President Trump read a conspiracy theory on Breitbart--created out of thin air by conspiracy theory talk radio host Mark Levin. He posted a series of tweets accusing the former president of wiretapping Trump Tower. 34 minutes later he tweeted about The Apprentice.
Put that into perspective, if you will...
Imagine if u honestly uncovered a Watergate-level scandal abt yr own presidency, but then 30 min later got bored & started tweeting about TV pic.twitter.com/YBhcbLJfcS— David Grossman (@davidgross_man) March 4, 2017
Then, the entire right wing media world goes with it. Spokespeople are sent out to defend it. Again, without any evidence at all--other than a crazy conspiracy theory article. By the end of the weekend, the head of the House Intelligence Committee says he will investigate this. (The same guy who has been saying the Russia story is nonsense--despite 17 intelligence agencies saying it is real).
Then the FBI Director says it's NOT TRUE. There was no wiretap.
NYT: Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 5, 2017
And Trump says he doesn't believe it.
He believes the conspiracy theory. He doesn't believe the FBI. This is the president of the United States.
The Washington Post has 17 sources in this story this morning talking about what a white-hot-mess the White House is these days. 17 sources. The Breitbart article has one source--a conspiracy theory-peddling right wing radio talk show host.
I think Joe Scarborough summed it up best...
His tweets this weekend suggest the president is not crazy like a fox.— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 5, 2017