Anatomy Of A Trump Statement

Thought it’s worth taking a look at President Trump’s statement that he’d “100%” be willing to testify under oath about fired FBI Director James Comey. And that an announcement about whether he’d taped conversations with Comey would be something he’ll reveal “over a very short period of time.” Here’s video of that:

Of course, Trump doesn’t have a very good track record on things he’s said he’ll “100%” do. For instance, not touching Medicaid. For instance, moving the Israel Embassy to Jerusalem. Similarly, in the past when he’s said things are forthcoming, they generally don’t come forth. For instance, evidence showing massive voter fraud. For instance, evidence about Obama’s birth certificate “you won’t believe!”

Except, if your main purpose is to play to your base, it’s not a horrible strategy. Here’s why: Radical right blogs, etc. report it as strength and bold resolve. Mainstream media reports it for the record. When Trump doesn’t deliver and “MSM” calls Trump out on it, his radical right friends say “there go those hysterical liberals again, just making a fuss because they can’t get over the fact Hillary lost.”

Yes, at some point (when people start realizing it’s all a bunch of BS) this changes. But not yet.

Peabody award winning journalist. Streaming media pioneer. Played @ CBGB back in the day. Editor-In-Chief "The Chaos Report"

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