In a stunning display of creative imagination, Fox News host Steve Doocy has managed to concoct a far-fetched theory about the leaked audio involving former President Donald Trump. During a segment on the “Fox & Friends” show, Doocy suggested that perhaps someone on Trump’s own side deliberately leaked the audio to CNN and New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman because the damning recording somehow “exonerates” Trump.
We can only assume that this theory was born out of a desperate desire to defend the indefensible.
“You know what? If Trump thinks it’s an exoneration of him, perhaps somebody on his side actually did the leaking to CNN and Maggie Haberman,” Doocy said.
Doocy’s theory was met with a surprising amount of support from his co-host, Brian Kilmeade, who apparently finds logic and reason taking a permanent vacation whenever he steps foot on the set of Fox News. With a straight face, Kilmeade agreed that the theory “makes sense.”
“It does, actually,” Doocy replied. “He’s admitting he’s got classified documents.”
Let’s recap the situation for those who still have a firm grasp on reality: CNN released damning audio in which Trump can be heard blabbering about a secret military document he had proudly showcased at his New Jersey resort. He even went so far as to mention that the information was “highly confidential” and “secret” and had not been declassified during his time in office. But hey, let’s not let facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory, right?
In response to the leaked tape, Trump predictably lashed out, accusing everyone from special counsel Jack Smith to the Department of Justice and the FBI of being behind the leak. According to Trump’s warped logic, the audio was actually proof of his innocence. Because, you know, admitting to possessing classified documents is totally exonerating in the twisted world of Trump.
Attempting to salvage what little credibility he had left, Trump now claims that his admission on the audio was merely an exhibition of “bravado.” Ah, yes, the good old “bravado” defense—a classic move when caught red-handed. Despite the unmistakable sound of him shuffling through papers and saying “look” in the audio, Trump expects us to believe that he was simply engaging in an imaginary conversation with invisible documents. Bravo, Mr. Trump, bravo.
Trump is currently facing a 37-count indictment for his alleged mishandling of documents he hoarded at Mar-a-Lago. The leaked audio is being presented as crucial evidence in the case. So, in a final act of desperation, Trump and his loyal Fox News minions are grasping at straws, peddling outlandish theories to distract from the damning reality that surrounds him.