I have no idea why this is such a big deal, when the following equally stupid ideas don't seem to bother anyone:
- the phony Novichok "attacks"
- the phony Russian election interference
- the phony economic war against Iran
- the phony war on drugs
- the phony war in Afghanistan
- the phony battle over SCOTUS
- the phony economic recovery
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And this is NOT Trump's doing, since all Congress has to do to stop such things is cut funding to the military.