According to Erick Erickson, the latest White House doo-doo douche is all part of a cunning plan. (Thanks to Cleek for the heads up.)
“I know one of the sources,” Erickson writes. “And the source is solidly supportive of President Trump, or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016.”
So why would a Trump supporter leak a damaging story about the president to multiple news organizations? According to Erickson, it’s the only way to get Trump to change his behavior.
Change his behavior from what? Burning shit down in order to whine that he has the right to burn shit down if he wants? #UNFAIR.
But only after his lackeys vehemently deny that he burned shit down.
“The President will not take any internal criticism, no matter how politely it is given,” Erickson explains. “He does not want advice, cannot be corrected, and is too insecure to see any constructive feedback as anything other than an attack.
These traits are glaringly evident and inappropriate for a president. However, this is what Republicans wanted in the White House.
And how was leaking the leak to the press supposed the work? Brace yourself for the cunning bit:
So some of the sources are left with no other option but to go to the media, leak the story, and hope that the intense blowback gives the President a swift kick in the butt.”
Intense blowback in the form of: What he calls #FakeNews, his staff trying to cover for him, Republicans in Congress again confirming He can do anything he wants and a day ending in Y.
Frankly, a leak to expose wrong-doing makes sense. A leak as a stealth intervention does not. But if the jackasses around tRump want to hurt him with love, they should have at it.
Related: Israel is the answer to the question Whose classified information was it anyway?