Gary Legum argues at Salon that “Trump’s oblivious denials on the Russia hack are deligitimizing his presidency before he even takes office.” Excerpt:
“The Trump team is following a perversion of the dictum laid down by one of George W. Bush’s advisers to journalist Ron Suskind in 2002. This adviser, later reported to be Karl Rove, told Suskind that America is an empire, and “when we act, we create our own reality.” In the case of Trump, the reality is spun from whatever insecurities and neediness are consuming him at any given moment. There is not necessarily any action driving him to will his own reality into being, just the random effluvia cascading from his mouth, washing Reince Priebus and Kellyanne Conway onto the set of Sunday morning shows to lie to us.”
See full piece here.