Executive Level Gaslighting – Speaking at a press conference in Poland, President Obama actually said it is “very hard to untangle the motives” of the shooter in Dallas who killed five police officers Thursday evening. This statement is despite the shooter telling police exactly what his motive entailed.
“First of all, I think it’s very hard to untangle the motives of this shooter. I’ll leave that to psychologists and people who study these kinds of incidents … I think the danger is that we somehow suggest the act of a troubled individuals speaks to some larger political statement across the country.”…
Consider the following contrast:
President Obama is specifically “gaslighting” now.
In an effort to avoid attachment to his “if-I-had-a-son” and “the police acted stupidly” points of intentional division and antagonism, President Obama is now being obtuse and refusing ownership of the results.
The politics of division: