In an interview with HillTV, Trump was asked if he had reviewed those documents he ordered declassified last week. His answer speaks volumes about how he operates. He said he hasn’t looked at them, but since Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro have demanded that they be declassified, he gave the order. Seriously.
THE HILL: Have you reviewed the memos yourself? What do you expect them to show, if so?
TRUMP: I have not reviewed them. I have been asked by many people in Congress as you know to release them. I have watched commentators that I respect begging the president of the United States to release them…. I have been asked by so many people that I respect, please – the great Lou Dobbs, the great Sean Hannity, the wonderful, great Jeanine Pirro.
Dobbs, Hannity and (especially) Pirro are utterly unhinged in every imaginable way. They are highly dishonest partisan hacks and buffoons. But they’re slavishly devoted to defending Trump to the death and that’s all that matters to him. That makes them the greatest people on earth in his mind. And this is just so revealing. He has no idea what those documents say or don’t say, but that hasn’t stopped him from claiming that they will prove some ridiculous conspiracy at the FBI to bring him down (everything negative about him is a dark conspiracy, you see).Mind you, everyone at the DOJ, FBI and throughout the intelligence community opposes the declassification of those documents, which is absolutely unprecedented. Trump has not only ignored those people, he has denigrated them, accused them of being part of the “deep state” that is out to get him and tried to bully them. All because “people he respects” — that is, ignorant blowhards on television — are pushing these idiotic conspiracy theories. If you’re on his side and on TV, you have his full attention. If you actually have some expertise and have spent your life working on national security matters, you might as well not exist other than as punching bags for him. That tells you everything you need to know about the man.