Trump’s White House Leaks Show the President’s Dramatic Personality

Trump thrives on drama, particularly drama he creates.

Historians will tell you that Adolf Hitler was not plagued by leakers and anonymous sources within his government. Joseph Goebbels did not routinely race to the Frankfurter Zeitung to plant embarrassing or inconvenient information about the boss. Stalin, likewise, didn’t rail against anonymous saboteurs within his inner circle. Well, maybe he did now that I think about it, but he usually allayed such concerns by having those people killed or sent to the Gulag. But he didn’t kill them for leaking to the press, because there was no press in any meaningful sense to leak to.

In other words, for the people who seem to think that Donald Trump is an authoritarian tyrant, the fact that his administration has been plagued by leaks and anonymous sources talking out of school should be oddly reassuring….

Source: Trump’s White House Leaks Show the President’s Dramatic Personality | National Review

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