The leaks coming out of the White House have been pretty scary. Here’s a a very abbreviated list that doesn’t quite do justice to how embarrassing they are to the President. I wouldn’t normally promote Mother Jones, but since they saved me the trouble of compiling the list, I’ll link to them.
I think in some ways these leaks have been valuable. They exposed Trump as a dangerously incompetent president. And as a liberal, it’s hard not to read these without a bit of schadenfreude. But ultimately, this is bad for America. Because the only thing more dangerous than an incompetent authoritarian with no idea how to govern is an incompetent authoritarian with no idea how to govern and nobody that he trusts to give him advice.
Trump’s circle of trusted advisers is already shockingly small, and making him close ranks even more just increases the amount of crazy in his worldview. Warning, I wouldn’t read that link all the way through if you want to sleep soundly tonight about who is advising our President.
I am not suggesting people don’t ever leak, but maybe we hold onto some of this stuff for the next election.