When Nixon realized how close his demise was, he became so paranoid that he started taping almost everything. Those tapes eventually got subpoenaed as evidence in the criminal investigation and sealed the case against him.
One would think no one would be stupid enough to repeat this massive mistake, but then again none of us ever thought Donald Trump would become the President, so we shouldn’t be so surprised that Trump has now been discovered doing the same thing.
In an unexpected turn of events, it appears that Trump has been secretly taping things along the way and he’s even released one of them to try and settle a minor issue.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently spent a good portion her weekend in a war of words with the Wall Street Journal. Trump gave them an interview in which they quoted him as saying “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un.”
This remark, of course, stirred up all kinds of activity and the White House began insisting that he had actually said “I’d probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un.”
“Obviously I didn’t say that,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I said ‘I’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un,’ a big difference,” he continued. “Fortunately we now record conversations with reporters…”
Then they shared audio to prove it. The audio clip isn’t of high enough quality to discern what was actually said, but it doesn’t really matter, it’s still absurd nonsense.
What this did do is prove that Trump has recordings of meetings and possibly other ongoings in his life. He’s mentioned these in the past, but we weren’t sure what to make of it. Don’t forget that he once suggested he had recordings of the meetings with FBI Director James Comey to which Comey responded “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.” Clearly, tapes do exist in Trump’s world.
Trump and his people have reached a new level of paranoid and have gone full Nixon. Trump has now admitted there are tapes and now we can virtually guarantee they will be subpoenaed. It’s only a matter of time until someone in the White House is bound to share them to avoid their own charges of obstruction of justice.