The incident reflects an emerging pattern noted by several top political reporters in how the Trump administration handles its most controversial policy proposals, and undermines the press in the process:1. Wait for a draft memo of a proposal to be leaked to the press.2. Refuse to comment when asked about the draft.3. Wait to dispute a story's accuracy until the story is published.4. Accuse the press of never having sought comment to begin with.
That leaked memo today about Trump administration plans to create a National Guard deportment force to round up illegal aliens is a tad disconcerting. I wish I could dismiss it as pure fiction, but given this guy's track record since he got into office, all bets are off. And I thought yesterday's press conference was wacky enough. Now this Presidency is going into a very dark place indeed.