Tucker Carlson interviewed trump on Fox News Wednesday night, and asked him how he came up with the idea he’d been wiretapped in Trump Tower by former President Obama:
Carlson: So on March 4th, 6:35 in the morning, you’re down in Florida, and you tweet, the former administration wiretapped me, surveilled me, at Trump Tower during the last election. How did you find out? You said, I just found out. How did you learn that?
Trump: Well, I’ve been reading about things. I read in, I think it was Jan. 20th, a New York Times article where they were talking about wiretapping. There was an article. I think they used that exact term. I read other things. I watched your friend Bret Baier the day previous where he was talking about certain very complex sets of things happening, and wiretapping. I said, wait a minute, there’s a lot of wiretapping being talked about. I’ve been seeing a lot of things. Now, for the most part, I’m not going to discuss it, because we have it before the committee and we will be submitting things before the committee very soon that hasn’t been submitted as of yet. But it’s potentially a very serious situation.
Carlson: Why not wait to tweet about it until you can prove it? Don’t you devalue your words when you can’t provide evidence?
Trump: Well, because the New York Times wrote about it. Not that I respect the New York Times. I call it the failing New York Times. But they did write on Jan. 20th using the word wiretap. Other people have come out with…
Carlson: Right, but you’re the president. You have the ability to gather all the evidence you want.
Trump: I do. I do. But I think that frankly we have a lot right now. And I think if you watch—if you watched the Bret Baier and what he was saying and what he was talking about and how he mentioned the word “wiretap,” you would feel very confident that you could mention the name. He mentioned it. And other people have mentioned it. But if you take a look at some of the things written about wiretapping and eavesdropping… and don’t forget I say wiretapping, those words were in quotes. That really covers—because wiretapping is pretty old-fashioned stuff—but that really covers surveillance and many other things. And nobody ever talks about the fact that it was in quotes, but that’s a very important thing. But wire tape covers a lot of different things. I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.
Did you get that? His thought process apparently went from reading that wiretapping is happening to believing wiretapping is happening to me.
With no reason, no evidence, no logic, he made that leap, and threw an entire country into chaos.
There’s childishness and narcissism in that kind of response, but it’s way beyond being at all explainable by those things alone.
Is it guilt over the crimes he knows he committed to win against Hillary Clinton, and fear over the potential consequences, now driving him into paranoia and madness?
Those statements in the transcript are not the reasoning process of a person who’s mentally healthy. It’s terrifying to think this person holds the fate of the nation in his hands.