The attacks on the Donald Trump presidency have turned from annoying and persistent to outrageous and smothering over the course of the last few weeks, and Trump Derangement Syndrome is now on full display.
Of course, we’ve had our fair share of conspiracy theories surrounding the President for some time, thanks to the desperation that Hillary Clinton displayed during her doomed 2016 presidential campaign. On her way toward obscurity, and with the writing clearly on the wall of her offices, the former First Lady kicked off a conspiracy theory to end all conspiracy theories: That Donald Trump was colluding with the Kremlin to beat her in the election.
This turned out to simply be a case of Clinton scapegoating her campaign’s corrupt actions by blaming Russia for the exposure of these crimes against democracy – never once addressing the fact that all of these accusations were absolutely true and taken directly from her campaign’s own correspondence.
Now, to expound on this flawed theory, democratic Representative Adam Schiff is going all out while appearing on a political podcast.
Schiff said, “Why would the president undermine NATO? Why would the president undermine Europe? Why would the president talk about bringing Russia back into the G8, when they still occupy their neighbor? Why would the president do all these things? Why would the president deny the obvious, that the Russians intervened in our election? You know, it could be that there is just some pathology at work with him, that he is so terrified that his election was illegitimate that he is responding in this way. So maybe there’s a pathology. But it’s also quite possible that the Russians have compromising material on him, that the Russians were laundering money through his businesses, and he knows that, and they know that. It’s also quite possible that the president believes the Russians have compromising information on him. … But in terms of the United States and our national security and our interests, what matters most is the president’s actions. And he is acting like someone compromised.”
He later added, “[O]ne of the terrible realizations of the last year and a half for me is that the damage that the Russians have done to our democracy, by meddling in our election, is nothing compared to the damage our own president is doing to our democracy by attacking the Justice Department and by denigrating our press, which, you know, in the same full-throated endorsement of the Kremlin, he attacks the real enemy, our free press. So, yes, I think that he is doing enormous damage to our national security beyond anything the Russians could do to us.”
Schiff’s entire point here is to say, “even if Russia’s involvement did not include a willing or aware Donald Trump, he is still ripe for impeachment…which is ostensibly false.
Of course, the mainstream media just needs the word associations between Trump and Russia to stick in order to subtly massage the idea of collusion into the minds of the American people.
In other words: This is just another dirty trick of political perception.