The ploy is so very obvious, cheap and totally outside the scope of acceptable behavior from a US President. Actually, the behavior is outside the acceptable scope of behavior from a teenager.
The ploy is so obvious and utterly disrespectful of a person who now occupies the Oval Office. Trump's so disrespects the nation he would pepper us with lies to defray from his Russia troubles and do so within hours of a Sunday morning full of Trump/Putin/Lies on all television networks.
Trump seems to be devolving in to nothing more than a spoiled man-child who lies with every breathe.