For those who have follow Donald Trump’s political career very carefully over the last three years (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?), a pattern has emerged: Trump will say something extraordinarily controversial, the entire media/punditry world will decry the statement as absolutely false and ridiculous, a little bit of time passes, and ultimately Trump is proven right. It has happened again and again, to the point where – if there was even a smidgen of honesty in the mainstream media – this phenomenon would give the president’s critics significant pause the next time Trump says something that goes against their instincts.
Examples include the time last year when Trump sent out this tweet: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”
The media will still insist, through a pedantic reading of Trump’s words, that this was a lie. But any fair account of what was revealed later would conclude that, in all reality, Trump was right on the money. Because while the Obama administration may not have physically set up a wiretap in Trump Tower, they certainly sent spies into Camp Trump.
Consider this, which was printed in none other than the New York Times:
The F.B.I. investigated four unidentified Trump campaign aides in those early months, congressional investigators revealed in February. The four men were Michael T. Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said.
The F.B.I. obtained phone records and other documents using national security letters — a secret type of subpoena — officials said. And at least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said.
This is common knowledge at this point, but we’ve yet to hear anyone on the left admit that Trump was – for all intents and purposes – absolutely correct when he released that initial tweet.
Other examples include the controversial statements Trump made about Swedish violence and its relation to the influx of Muslim refugees. Swedish politicians snapped back against Trump’s statements and the American media concluded, again, that the president was lying. Fast forward to March 2018, and you had Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven standing side by side with Trump at the White House, admitting that Trump was right and vowing to spend more taxpayer money on law enforcement.
“We inherited a legislation that was not sustainable, legislation on migration,” Lofven said. “We changed the legislation, so now we have decreased the number of refugees, and we’re also putting pressure on the other European Union countries to take their share of the responsibility.”
And now, of course, after nearly two years of the media telling us that Trump is absolutely insane when he talks about a secret cabal of Deep State operatives working against his agenda…an anonymous Trump administration official comes right out in the open and admits that it’s true.
“Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” the official wrote in the bombshell essay. “I would know. I am one of them.”
Trump has been proven right yet again.
Maybe next time, the press will take him seriously when he makes what appears to be an outrageous claim.
But we doubt it.