Another day, another alleged leak, this time in a Reuters story alleging that President Trump had no idea what the START treaty was and that he had to pause his conversation with Vladimir Putin to ask his aides for a lifeline:
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) February 9, 2017
Reuters quotes two “U.S. officials” and one “former U.S. official,” which is pretty meaningless.
As for the veracity of the report, the NYT’s Maggie Haberman has this nugget:
Trump talked to ppl about the new START treaty privately 4 wks before this call. So this is odd https://t.co/zPGV3NWBJx
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 9, 2017
In other words:
"So this is odd" is Trump-era journalism speak to "I think this story is bullshit." https://t.co/62TKkq2K81
— neontaster (@neontaster) February 9, 2017
Well, she’s too nice to use that phrase, but pretty much.
This is why I said *wait* to see *if* that story is true. https://t.co/dTWIKdXq7t
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February 9, 2017
“Wait and see”? Too late for that.