The White House on Monday afternoon came out in support of Michael Flynn (Former NSA boss) saying that the President still believes in Flynn’s innocence. These sentiments were a few hours later contradicted by the White House and instead stated that the President was still pondering on the matter in regards to the NSA controversy.
The narration changed on Tuesday afternoon after Flynn’s resignation. Sean Spice-the Press Secretary reported that Flynn’s resignation was as a result of pressure from the president citing that the president didn’t have confidence in the NSA.
Trump for the first time commented on the issue this week in a press conference changing the wheel again on the Flynn matter. He sympathized with Flynn in the media briefing saying that he thought Michael was being treated unfairly by the media and that this was a just scheme by Democrats to cover their losses which they got under Hillary Clinton.
The different positions that White House is taking on this matter is very concerning, and the fact that the president believes Michael Flynn was unfairly treated is more unsettling as he is the one that’s responsible for his resignation.
White House’s narration is that the media left Trump no choice but to mount pressure on the General to resign. White House even blames the media in their latest argument regarding the Muslim ban, as they argue the media is why the president calls his Muslim order a “ban.”
Typically, for any scandal that involves high-ranking officials, the White House usually makes a decision on whether to fire or defend the official. Seems to us, the Trump team is up to the task of doing both.