This morning, Trump posted a targeted tweet attacking his own Justice Department, whom he accused of being part of the “deep state.”
Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, former White House Communications Director under George W. Bush, however, called his tweet for exactly what it was—a “paranoid delusion.”
“There’s another word for it, it’s a paranoid delusion,” Wallace explained. “One that’s repeated over and over again. It started with one against the intelligence community General Hyden was on MSNBC’s air talking about how these are the very people that don’t just protect the president – the president isn’t just their number one client – but they protect the country. Can you speak to the national security implications of carrying on a hot war against your own Justice Department led by your own political appointees?”
While Trump’s conspiratorial tendencies have been strong in the past, the last several months have taken on a whole new degree as the president continues to buy into Fox News’ misinformation campaign that everyone is out to get him. All of this, of course, comes in the face of attempts to simply hold him accountable to his own words and actions.
Trump and his Republican shills may have zero misgivings about their blatant attempts to purposefully obfuscate the facts, but people like Wallace – herself a Republican – are no longer hesitating to hold feet to the fire.