The whistleblower’s identity seems pretty irrelevant at this point, but Trump really wants a villain and he is trying to put a face on this whistleblower to have a new hate figure for conservative media to fulminate about deep state conspiracies against the president 3 days, 5 transcripts: What we’ve learned from recently released impeachment depositions And that quote summarizes how Trump operates. Trump always wants a villain and always wants to play the victim. Why does Trump want a villain? So he can have a public target to attack, to distract his followers and the narrow ranks of the undecided from the actual testimony of Trump's attempts to bribe/coerce Ukraine into a public announcement into an investigation of his political rival. Trump as always- believes his 'bully pulpit' authorizes him to bully on a grander scale than he could before.