Heather Cox Richardson had a great article yesterday about blatant corruption in the Trump administration. But what I found interesting was that she started the article with this sentence:
Trump dominated the news today, which is usually a sign of negative news stories and his need to create distractions from them.
Indeed, Trump had said all kinds of outrageous things, and the news media ate them up and talked about them non-stop. And most of them then didn’t publish the real news, which was that the inspector general for the state department resigned, effective today (even though he had been on the job less than three months). He didn’t give any reason for his departure, but it was probably because he was investigating that blatant corruption.
There was also even more corruption, including by Attorney General William Barr and by Lindsay Graham.
If you want to know more about that corruption, I suggest you read HCR’s column. But to me, the main point is that Trump is still able to manipulate the media by acting out. And we let him get away with it.