March 6, 2017 1:38 pm -

because nobody, save his easily grifted deplorable minions, believes that evil, nefarious Kenyan Muslim socialist usurper Barack Hussein Obama wiretapped his Trump Tower offices during the last weeks of the 2016 election because evil, nefarious Kenyan Muslim socialist usurper.

And he’s butthurt.

Really, really butthurt! Raw Story explains:

One of Pres. Donald Trump’s top confidants and close White House advisers said on Sunday that he hasn’t seen the president “this p*ssed off in a long time” and that Trump is vowing, “I will be proven right” about accusations that former Pres. Barack Obama wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election. …

Ruddy said, “I spoke with the President twice yesterday about the wiretap story. I haven’t seen him this p*ssed off in a long time. When I mentioned Obama ‘denials’ about the wiretaps, he shot back: ‘This will be investigated, it will all come out. I will be proven right.’”

Ruddy’s conservative news site (and magazine) Newsmax is usually far more rational – and readable – than Breitbart and similar neo-fascist outlets, has not peddled in wild conspiratorial stories in quite some time. For his part, Ruddy predicts, “Trump will be justified when he claimed in tweets yesterday that this was Nixon-style ‘Watergate’ activities.”

But that hasn’t done much to make the self-promoting real estate mogul any happier:

His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner — celebrated as calming influences on the tempestuous president — joined him [this weekend at his Florida Mar-a-Lago estate – at enormous taxpayer cost – oops, we digress yet again]. But they were helpless to contain his fury.

Trump was mad — steaming, raging mad.

Trump’s young presidency has existed in a perpetual state of chaos. The issue of Russia has distracted from what was meant to be his most triumphant moment: his address last Tuesday to a joint session of Congress. And now his latest unfounded accusation — that Barack Obama tapped Trump’s phones during last fall’s campaign — had been denied by the former president and doubted by both allies and fellow Republicans. …

Trump… has been feeling besieged, believing that his presidency is being tormented in ways known and unknown by a group of Obama-aligned critics, federal bureaucrats and intelligence figures — not to mention the media, which he has called “the enemy of the American people.”

That angst over what many in the White House call the “deep state” is fomenting daily, fueled by rumors and tidbits picked up by Trump allies within the intelligence community and by unconfirmed allegations that have been made by right-wing commentators. The “deep state” is a phrase popular on the right for describing entrenched networks hostile to Trump. …

The president has been seething as he watches round-the-clock cable news coverage. Trump recently vented to an associate that Carter Page, a onetime Trump campaign adviser, keeps appearing on television even though he and Trump have no significant relationship.

Stories from Breitbart News, the incendiary conservative website, have been circulated at the White House’s highest levels in recent days, including one story where talk-radio host Mark Levin accused the Obama administration of mounting a “silent coup,” according to several officials.

Stephen K. Bannon, the White House chief strategist who once ran Breitbart, has spoken with Trump at length about his view that the “deep state” is a direct threat to his presidency.

Advisers pointed to Bannon’s frequent closed-door guidance on the topic and Trump’s agreement as a fundamental way of understanding the president’s behavior and his willingness to confront the intelligence community and said that when Bannon spoke recently about the deconstruction of the administrative state, he was also alluding to his aim of rupturing the intelligence community and its influence on the U.S. national-security and foreign-policy consensus.

Bannon is playing Trump like a marionette. It’s pure Richard Hofstader – who saw this phenomenon over half a century ago.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.