One thing in politics is connections. With connections, networks can be created, attacks on the opposition mounted, and defenses put up. Strings can be pulled and strategies instituted. Equally important are allies. Trump seems to remain completely unaware of this fact.
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the organization that derailed any hopes for Hillary Clinton’s victory just a few years ago, has been arrested. This was bound to happen sooner or later. Thing is, our president doesn’t seem to have the guts to recognize Wikileaks even exists. His exact quote: “I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing and I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange. I’ve been seeing what’s happened with Assange.” Assange basically ensured Trump’s election, yet Trump doesn’t even know what Wikileaks is?
Damning his case, Trump has before acknowledged and even praised Wikileaks. “Wikileaks, I love Wikileaks,” he said during the campaign. And why would he not? Why on Earth would Trump think it a good idea to betray a loyal ally? What does Trump get?
With the recent rise in interest in the Russian collusion scandal, the only conceivable reason I can thing of to completely deny knowledge of one of his most useful allies is to distance himself from the Russia scandal. The thing is, this does not need to be done. The Mueller probe concluded there was no evidence of collusion, something we knew from the very beginning. Indeed, anyone with two brain cells can figure that one out. The Russia scandal is so delegitimized now that it can be forgotten. If it comes back (and it most likely will) it only hurts the left as no evidence is able to be conjured up.
If Trump is ignoring the existence of Assange for this reason, it’s a poor reason to betray an ally, and a powerful one at that. Trump, as we know, isn’t all that keen in the way of politics, so this probably is the casex seeing as how Trump obviously knows. Trump has done this not too long ago when Roger Stone was arrested. Stone was one of Trump’s biggest supporters, helping him immensely with the campaign, only to lose contact with Trump after 40 years of friendship, because Trump thought it best to cut ties and hang around neo-cons instead. Trump is so eager to move away from his America first, drain the swamp campaign version of himself to a more Bush-like neocon version that he unleashes this recent Assange scandal after addressing Wikileaks 164 times during the campaign.
How disgraceful, how shameful. To imagine that someone could campaign on draining the swamp, locking her up, and making America great again could straight up lie to the American people over something so basic is disgusting. How someone could throw their friends under the bus like this is beyond me. Not only is it unwise, it is a morally sick thing to do. Proverbs 18:24 tells us this all too well. Loyalty to one’s friends and allies is one of the greatest virtues one can have, and all the more beneficial when that friend is fiercely loyal as well. Not only has Trump denied his friends, he now haa lied to cover himself. How sick. The president we have now is not the one we voted for.
Perhaps I was wrong, perhaps Trump does know more about politics than I give him credit for, because he certainly is acting like a politician.