It is every con artist’s (wet) dream, so to speak, to have to present some favorable facts. What an opportunity to blend facts and fiction seamlessly! And that is, of course, exactly what Trump did today.
He announced that the founder of ISIS was chased to death by US troops and DNA tests had confirmed that it was him. No reason to doubt that.
Then we ‘learn,’ that he had actually fled crying and screaming and had died a terrible cowardly death ‘as a dog.’ We would love to know how Trump knows that, to see the proof. Is there footage? Is there an eyewitness account? Probably not. People like that don’t fear death. They glorify it. Hitler didn’t commit suicide crying when he had no way out.
Of course, he bragged about doing what no one had done before. He even claimed falsely again that he’d said that Bin Laden should be killed before the World Trade Center attack. (Had they listened to him, he’d not have ended as Obama trophy. He’s always running a race with Obama.) Actually, the success came not because of Trump, but despite of him, as his senseless rash withdrawal of US troops from Northern Syria almost sank the raid.
At question time, Mr. Loose Lips & Make It Up As I Go admitted that the oil in Northern Syria is from the Kurds. Realizing his mistake, he quickly said that America should also take some of it and that he was happy to negotiate that. We would like to see the proofs of such negotiations.
Talking about Trump: No one ever thought that mysterious Deep Throat who brought down Nixon was Nixon himself. But I wouldn’t be surprised if ‘the Opposition inside the White House’ pre-publication best-seller about the mess in the White House is from… Trump. There is no such thing as bad publicity. Especially not for a narcissist when it makes us focus on him.