Over the weekend our incoming glorious leader Donald J. Trump made noises that he would have "startling revelations" about Russia's involvement in our past election. Greeted with the usual mix of derision and shaking of heads, no one gave much thought to it.
Then today, Trump made his revelation: He agrees with alleged rapist Julian Assange that there was no Russian hacking of the US election, flying in the face of both the CIA (which loathes him) and the FBI (which did much to put him in his current position).
Welcome to the post-truth, post-fact world. That Trump is siding with a man who helped hand him the White House is not surprising. After all, his bromance with Russian President Vladimir Putin was kicked off when he mistakenly thought Vladimir Vladimirovich had called him a "genius". People who stroke his... ego tend to become bosom friends.
But that an incoming President would just dismiss the entirety of the country's intelligence apparatus is frightening. Equally frightening are rumblings that he'll put his own people in as intelligence agents. There is a very real threat that he'll turn the alphabet soup of US spy agencies into nothing more than a collection of glorified information bubbles, delivering only the news he wants to hear. (Probably revolving around the gorgeousness of his hair.)
The fact that Trump is in over his head to the point where he's five fathoms deep isn't a secret. What's amazing is that, in true Trumpian fashion, he's plowing ahead as if he won by 10 million votes (he lost by 3 million) and 200 electoral votes (he squeaked by with barely over 300). Every day and in every way he proves that he is incompetent and unprepared to lead the world's last superpower. It makes one wonder if the real Donald Trump was replaced by a sleeper agent bred in Moscow during the Cold War, groomed for the job of destroying the United States from the inside. In Trump, America's enemies found the perfect fool to bring down the Republic. And he hasn't even been sworn in yet.
Hold on to your hats, folks. We're living in interesting times.