MSNBC political analyst Sam Stein said on Sunday that the White House’s attempts to defend President Donald Trump against charges of unfitness for office are having the opposite of their intended effect.
Stein said that White House adviser Stephen Miller’s appearance on CNN was “performance art.”
“It was so obvious what was transpiring in the moment,” Stein said, that Miller had gone on Trump’s least favorite TV network to function as an attack dog and please his master.
“If the White House’s objective this week has been to prove that Trump is a sane, rational human being, they’ve done things I just don’t understand,” he continued.
Sending out Miller to attack a respected journalist? “This is not a sane thing,” said Stein.
The bizarre two-screen video message in the White House briefing room when the president is less than 200 feet away “is not a sane thing to do,” he continued.
“So they are taking steps that only reinforce this notion that the president has something going on and is a little bit obsessed with cable news and vindictiveness toward former aides,” concluded Stein.
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