Yeah, I have absolutely no clue what to make of this. This might be the most shittastic thing to happen so far regarding Trump. Both sides are failing horribly on this matter. On one hand, while media outlets are repeatedly stating this is unverified, they sure are pushing it hard, and on the opposing hand, the best defense has been "see, there's this one guy on I have just violated forum rule #1--please ban me who said he was responsible, FAKE NEWS!". I don't think anyone knows what the fuck is going on at this point.
One thing I know for certain though is that Trump couldn't be handling this worse than he his. His tweets are not cutting it.
@RealDonaldTrump - "Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!" I can think of an incredibly easy way for him to prove that wrong, and it begins with 'tax' and ends with 'returns'.
@RealDonaldTrump - "Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is "A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE." Very unfair!" I'm not saying I believe this report in any capacity, but let's pretend for a second it is true. If Russia is in fact blackmailing our president elect and holding crippling info over his head, are we really supposed to believe that they'd come out and admit to it? Would Putin really come out and say "Damn, US. You guys are good. You got me. My team has been working in collusion with Trump's team in an attempt to influence your election"?
And the thing is, as crazy as it sounds that Trump would hire a bunch of hookers to piss on a bed Obama slept on, given the way he's acted and led his life up until this point, it's really not that hard to imagine. When the president elect says "Get even with people. If they screw you screw them back ten times as hard. I really believe that", he comes off as petty. He comes off like a person who not only has to feel victorious, but do so in such a way that trumps all others. It's like he's got this fascination with being the greatest alpha male to have ever lived, regardless what he needs to do to feel that way.