Dear President Trump,
I think others have tried to explain how you use fake news to us before, but it wasn’t until I was puzzling (again) over the apparently irrational and stupid claim that the British secret service was involved in wiretapping you that I finally understood what you are doing. Basically, no matter how this is handled, you win. If mainstream journalists and the intelligence community ignore your claims and stay focused on issues of substance, your team insists the allegations are being swept under the carpet. If, on the other hand, they deal with the allegations head on and systematically discredit them, your team insists they are being swept under the carpet. No matter how compelling the evidence is to the contrary, your supporters will have swallowed whatever you are claiming hook, line, and sinker. All you have to do is toss out provocative accusations with no merit and no matter what the opposition does, your followers will believe there’s been a cover up and the rest of us will be distracted.
On the surface it’s a pretty good strategy and I bet you are hoping it will provide cover when your campaign’s involvement with Russia is revealed. We’ll see how it plays out, but I think there are tapes from wiretaps on Russian operatives proving that your campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election and that you are going to try and claim they are from wiretaps on you by President Obama. I’m not sure how you think this will help your case since treason is treason, but you seem to be banking on it.
We have to stop playing the fake allegation game with you. We have to get brave enough to ignore your desperate attempts to cast blame elsewhere, to cast yourself as victim. We need to stay focused instead on the small-minded, mean cuts to the social fabric your budget represents, how your Muslim ban and ‘the wall’ undermine our values, and the coded war cries you use to shore up your flagging popularity. When the truth comes out, we need to be prepared to not back down or let your treasonous behavior slide. We need to impeach you for our sake and for yours. Your karma needs all the help it can get.
May you be safe.
May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May your life unfold and intersect peacefully.