You know, there really may be something to this theory that Donald Trump reacts to every big, bad news story by launching a tweetstorm on a completely unrelated topic. Because typically, when the U.S. intelligence community concludes that Russian hackers interfered in the presidential election to aid the candidate of their choice—and that candidate's team in turn slams the national security establishment as "the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction"—the candidate doesn't start talking reality TV.
And that's just what President-elect Trump did first thing Saturday morning, when #RussianHackers was among the top trends on Twitter. Rather than address the increasingly precarious legitimacy of his incoming, unprepared, crony-packed administration in light of these wild headlines, he tried to pivot to the matter of his continued executive role in the production of The Apprentice, the TV series he helped create and originally starred in.
Really? Because I could have sworn your own adviser Kellyanne Conway said you'd be running the show in your "spare time" and that even diehard supporters like Newt Gingrich described the announcement as "weird."
Fewer than three hours later, apparently annoyed that this tweet hadn't immediately snuffed out reports that he would play a part in the new Celebrity Apprentice series, hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger—probably because MGM confirmed that he would—he tweeted in anger once again.
Seemingly the only nod to the dust-up with the FBI and the CIA today was a link to an article about bureaucratic waste in the Pentagon. A not-so-subtle message that he'll cut funding to agencies that don't subscribe to his bizarro reality? You be the judge!
Anyway, stay tuned, because eventually Trump is bound to tweet about something important. Like tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live.