One of the many miracles of Donald Trump is that it's never entirely clear whether he's the living embodiment of the phrase "crazy like a fox", or whether he's just plain old crazy.
Those two things (feigning insanity for strategic purposes and actually being insane) often produce similar results for a simple reason. If other people can't discern whether you're "crazy like a fox" or need to be committed, they'll assume the latter because the consequences of assuming the former and being wrong can be catastrophic.
Trump gets away with a lot of things based on that confusion. For instance, it's possible that the president obstructed the Mueller probe in full view of the public because he knew that would muddy the waters. Can it properly be called a "conspiracy" if you do it in front of 50 million Twitter followers? Does firing an FBI director in order to stymie a probe into possible collusion count as obstruction if you tell Lester Holt that's what you did in a prime time, nationally-televised interview?
If that was a strategy designed to inoculate himself against obstruction allegations, well then it's still obstruction. But how can you know? It seems at least as likely that Trum
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