Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Silence from White House is deafening

I said it before and I will say it again about the Trumps.

They don't know what they don't know.

They promised to drain the swamp, to take back Washington, wresting it from the grip of the politicians and returning it to the people.

Their die-hards - those 35 percent who remain in The Donald's camp - remain by his side, lashing out at the media for the "Fake News" that they insist swirl around their leader.

But something is different with the latest Trump bombshell, the one detailing how Trump's son met with a Russian official in the hopes of getting some dirt on Hillary Clinton during the campaign.

The silence is deafening.

There have been no 4 a.m. Tweets from the commander-in-chief slamming the media for this latest story.

The only comment coming from the White House was a terse statement from White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, stating that the president believes his son is a "high-quality person" and lauding him for his transparency in this latest debacle.

Other than that, however, nothing. Crickets.

This is a new tactic for President Trump, and one that apparently has him chafing at the bit.

Read this Associated Press story to see how Trump is privately seething over all this.

A while back, I had come to the conclusion that Trump simply did not know what he doesn't know. He didn't know the workings of government, and didn't seem especially interested in learning them. He appeared to be ready to run the country the way he always ran his business, as an autocrat whose words was final.

He's beginning to learn - slowly - that's now how things work in Washington.

Then I actually believed he was simply using the media and the Russia question to take the heat off the fact that a Republican president with a Republican Senate and Republican House has been unable to get much of anything done.

Now?

Well, let's just say the silence is deafening.

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