For an insane person, Donald Trump is strikingly consistent in some ways. For instance, whenever he gets word that a huge bombshell is about to land in his Trump-Russia scandal, he tries to distract us from it by saying or tweeting controversially toxic garbage. Over the past couple days he’s taken that into overdrive, starting as many fights with black athletes as possible. But this will not be enough to distract from what is about to hit him.
We already have some idea of what the bombshell will be. Reently a number of major news outlets reported that they’ve halfway put together the story of how Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort was colluding with a Russian oligarch to try to get his massive personal debts wiped out. It was revealed that Manafort was under FISA surveillance the whole time, and that he’s soon to be indicted for serious crimes. The crucial word here is “halfway”, because when it comes to Donald Trump’s involvement, the devil is in the details.
Now, we are going to learn more about Trump’s level of knowledge about and involvement in Manafort’s Russian plot. We may get a hint of whether or not Trump was caught saying anything self-incriminating on that Manafort wiretap. We may even figure out what we’ve all long suspected; Trump was using his campaign to attempt to get his own Russian financial debts erased. These are the details that, once confirmed, will instantly bring the Russia scandal back front-and-center in the American mainstream.
So for now, Donald Trump will continue to play racist footsie, both because he likes it and because he’s desperate to create any distraction he can, even if it’s one that makes him look like even more of an idiot. But once these earth shattering Trump-Russia bombshells come, none of his ridiculous antics will help him one bit.