Sunday, March 05, 2017

Former WH press secretary on Trump: 'The bigger the scandal, the more outrageous the tweet'

 Mar 5th 2017 
Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has offered his own explanation for President Trump's controversial tweet claiming that he had been wiretapped by his predecessor.

Earnest told ABC News' Martha Raddatz Sunday on 'This Week,' "We know exactly why President Trump tweeted what he tweeted. Because there is one page in the Trump White House crisis management playbook. And that is simply to tweet or say something outrageous to distract from the scandal, and the bigger the scandal, the more outrageous the tweet."

He also explained that Obama could not have ordered a wiretap because, in his words, "The President of the United States does not have the authority to unilaterally order the wiretapping of an American citizen."

The discussion was prompted by a series of controversial tweets Trump posted Saturday, the first of which read, "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"

He also tweeted, "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

According to ABC News, "Trump offered no proof for his claims."

However, the White House has since said Trump is asking for an investigation "to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016."

Meanwhile, Obama has denied any such activity, with his spokesman Kevin Lewis saying in a statement, "...neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."

Mr. Humble sitting in for 'The Genie'

Nice  trunk (smiling)


  1. "Make the lie big; tell it often and they will believe it."
    Mein Kampf Adolf .......... 1933

    Mental illness accompanied by delusional and erratic behaviors are considered legal grounds for impeachment.
    Have you noticed that Trump takes the most recent accusation that has been aimed at him and just tosses it back at someone else, whether or not it makes any sense or has any basis in fact? Copy Cat Catastrophe!
    If you can't operate a computer, go to the library and read a book on the government. If you can not find a book, the librarian will help you. The book will show you all the basics of government Then you can give the book to tRUMP - he can probably read, he just can't comprehend .
    Thank you Mr. Humble ... as you said you work hard for your money and I will pay you according . (giggling)

    1. Mr. Humble5:52:00 PM

      Witchy BABY ,
      I thank you for the comment and you got it right . Tell me if you don't mind , where is the little country girl that made good ?
      You are beginning to let your smartness through (smiling).
      Your Humble man

  2. That is such a fitting quote. And it was one of the secrets of Hitler's success. I think it is Mr Trump's credo. He is an even better propagandist than Hitler.
    We kind of figured that Trump's new accusation was just a distraction. His behavior is pretty consistent. Just throw a little sand in the public's eyes. I doubt he can make it stick though. The president does not have the power to tap any citizen's phones on just his own authority. And I am pretty sure we heard a former head of the FBI say it never happened.
    What next? A new drama every day. At least Mr Humble is used to waking up to a whole new world every morning.
    I don't understand why President Lincoln and JF Kennedy were assassinated and this train wreck just keeps rolling along.
    Thank you Mr Humble.
    I appreciate your sitting in,
    Friendly neighborhood Genie

    1. Mr Humble5:47:00 PM

      You are most welcome .
      I would help more , my time is very limited .
      There are times when Baby surprises me with her comments , I daresay she is one smart cookie .
      My humble opinion

  3. PS: Is it an absolute fact that "Mental illness accompanied by delusional and erratic behaviors" is grounds for impeachment ?? There appears to be a mountain of evidence to prove that. Wow! Stick that in your tweet Mr T.


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