Trump’s bff sends a message

Trump's bff sends a message

by digby

This interview with Trump's good buddy Tom Barrack is mostly just cotton candy but he did make one comment that will likely get a reaction:

“He thinks he has to be loyal to his base. I keep on saying, ‘But who is your base? You don’t have a natural base. Your base now is the world and America, so you have all these constituencies; show them who you really are.’ In my opinion, he’s better than this.”
I'm not sure why Barrack gave this interview but I would guess the narrative about his influence is overstated. He wouldn't take to the pages of the Washington Post if it weren't. Sure, he says "show them who you really are" but Trump is not going to like him saying "you're better than this," not one bit.  He will read this as criticism, which it is.

Trump believes his base is the "forgotten" Americans who are sick and tired of all the blacks, browns, hippies and bitches getting all the breaks and disrespecting law and order and the Real Americans who make this country great. You know, white people.

Of course, all Barrack has to do is say that he never said that and Trump will believe it's fake news and that will be that. But in the back of his mind he knows it true ... he'll never trust Barrack again.