Trump tweeted yesterday:
Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!
Some people have implied that the “travel ban” was executed chaotically and that this is evidence of poor organisation in the new administration. On the contrary, it seems to me that it was meant to be the way it is, with confusion about its exact scope causing uncertainty and doubt, legal challenges, and ongoing controversy.
All these effects enabled Trump (or rather, in reality Bannon) to exploit the PR possibilities of the situation to the full.
As many people have pointed out, the above tweet sounds like that of someone who is rather eagerly waiting for the “if something happens” part.
If there is indeed a terrorist incident with loss of life, all the protests and court orders will be as nothing. We will have been checkmated by evil. These people know what they are doing.
It has happened before. And if, when it happens, there are arguments about whether or not it was a false flag incident, those arguments will be irrelevant too, as ultimately they were in 1933.
In a smaller way, the British government grabbing the headlines with its initiative on medical fees for overseas patients is another example of the same pattern.