Who to believe? Trump, or our national intelligence agencies?
I ask this because the heads of all those government agencies held a special press conference Thursday, warning America that Russia was already attacking our electoral system.
That same night Trump showed up at a rally in Pennsylvania and told the crowd the whole investigation against Russia was a witch hunt. A hoax. And some of the crowd cheered...
Trump's claims to his base (who show up for any rally he attends) are so full of falsehoods that fact-checkers have a field day every time he speaks.
That two-thirds of Americans who believe he's a serial liar, are concerned he's destroying our democracy and alienating us from the rest of the world.
But what's happening behind the scenes at the White House? Besides getting his ass kissed by his favorite whipping boy for the day, Trump is acting even more unhinged.
The question of the day is; who told the national intelligence heads to gather and hold a press conference? The White House says Trump arranged it. I have a feeling he didn't have anything to do with the hastily arranged press conference.
On the off-chance he did arrange it gave him some positive political coverage in the mainstream media while he was busy attacking those same security agencies in his rally that night.
But what if Trump didn't cobble our national security heads together? What of it was someone else?
I'm not talking about conspiracies like the deep state either. I suspect high officials in the Trump administration are getting worried about his increasingly erratic interactions with world leaders and his toxic tweets.
We can only hope for some sanity in this administration. I don't think that's asking for too much.
Time for me to walk on down the road...