This is a very clever political move that only a businessman, not a politician, could pull off.
President Trump’s many false statements, including that former President Barak Obama wiretapped his phones in the Trump tower, work in the President’s favor, not against him. It’s why Trump says these things.
This President is like none other in history. He can say anything he wants, including deliberately false accusations.
Why? Because Trump is distracting the media and public eye from what he’s really doing, like overturning Obamacare with something worse, removing EPA protections against the environment, firing or force resigning judges across the country and making another travel ban against visitors from certain countries.
Take the wiretapping claim. Nobody believes it, but while the media and Democrats are trying to point the finger at him for this false accusation, Trump has moved on to dozens of new things.
President Trump has already “discredited” mainstream media in the eyes of his followers, so whatever they say about fact-checking is only further proof it is the media, not the President, that needs to be checked.
When it’s ultimately proven the wiretapping never took place, so what? He didn’t say it under oath, he said it on Twitter. He can’t be impeached for that. His followers will still believe it happened and the media is covering it up.
Trump wins. While even former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and some Republican leaders are lambasting Trump for his outrageous statements, the President marches on quickly with support of Republicans, laughing all the way. Wiretapping is old news. It’s old as soon as the New York Times or NBC focus on it, because while the focus is on that, the President who doesn’t care about the media continues with his extreme right-wing agenda with support from Republicans on the Hill.
This is a very clever political move that only a businessman, not a politician, could pull off. Since Trump enjoys the support of his many enthusiastic followers to whom he continues to speak with directly through Twitter as well as the Republican held Congress, distractions benefit his cause.
As he stated during the election campaign, “No publicity is bad publicity.” The media is playing right into his hand. This is all good for Trump. The false wiretapping claim works in his favor, not against him.