I’ve been reluctant to push the notion that Trump was some brilliant manipulator of the news cycle. I always concluded the few breaks he got after the election was from luck and an unsophisticated press. However, with the “leak” of this tax story, I have to reconsider. With this leak, the story is Trump paid a significant tax, so the story is in his favour, but even more importantly, the story took attention away from his wiretapping problem that was gaining traction. So don’t be fooled by the denunciations from the Trump camp, that’s all part of the game.
14 March 2017