Today in disinformation: the plan continues to be no plan, increasing our information search-costs. The best example of that is removing as campaign manager, Brad Parscale, the real manipulator of the real and imagined 2016 data-sets in the swing-states.
What is normal functioning for Trump has been disinformation, as he bragged his reason for attacking the press was to discredit them in successive reporting. The White House has rarely diverged from that model of behavior so nothing we get about the current crises should be a surprise.
Parscale was the contractor of the 2016 victory if even Kushner was the architect(sic), like all Motel 6’s have architects. Like the Peter Principle, Parscale was better at the database manipulation (especially from CA/SCL) and ad buys that won the swing states. Fortunately Parscale has always been Trump-loyal, even when bragging about his work in Romania.
He probably should have never been campaign manager simply because his ability to profit from association with Trump became too much public information (never let people know you bought a supercar and a boat). Trump blamed Parscale for the million ticket brag that made the Tulsa rally failure even more bigly.
Between President Trump’s Rose Garden rant on Tuesday (which Mary L. Trump should definitely include in the paperback version of her book delving into her uncle’s erratic behavior) and the White House’s excuse that it never authorized trade representative Peter Navarro to write a screed attacking the world’s leading infectious-disease expert, it has become a wee bit difficult for in-house lackeys, elected Republicans and card-carrying members of the right-wing media to keep up the pretense that Trump and his administration are functioning normally — or even functioning at all. (One wonders how the Hogan Gidleys, the Marc Shorts, the Mark Espers and the rest justify continuing to regurgitate his lies and sing his praises.)
The bill is coming due for those who sold their souls to Trump. The voters may boot out a good number of incumbents. The rest of us, however, will have learned how through silence and collaboration a cadre of well-educated comfortable men and women can rationalize and excuse anything. It has been a frightening lesson in human weakness and propensity to accommodate themselves to evil, which should remind us the only thing that really matters in public life is character.
“as our poll numbers are rising fast…”
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Remember that lawfare also functions as disinformation.
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