Donald Trump Just Used an NRA Talk Show Host’s Conspiracy Theory as His Defense Against Mueller
The American president used to be considered the leader of the free world. As such, any president of the United States should have access to the absolute best: the best intelligence, the best advisors, and, if necessary, the best attorneys.
But not Donald Trump, who ironically won the White House in part by telling voters he only hired “the best.”
That’s turned out to be the far from from truth.
The “best advisors” he can get are Fox News pundits and commentators.
On Monday morning President Trump, just like his Sunday morning “meltdown,” launched into a lengthy Twitter tirade.
He’s tweeted seven times in an hour.
The last three tweets were a quote from one of the NRA’s most aggressive TV talk show hosts, Dan Bongino, a three-time loser in Republican races for Congress.
The crux of Bongino’s conspiracy theory is that former CIA Director John Brennan is behind the Russia probe, based on the famous Russian dossier, which he falsely claims is “phony.” In fact not a single aspect of the dossier has been proven false, and many portions have been proven true.
Bongino’s rant, which the president tweeted out to his 52 million followers, is that Brennan “is the genesis of this whole Debacle. This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation. Brennan has disgraced himself, he’s worried about staying out of Jail.”
Trump clearly typed this tweet, given the absurd capitalizations.
Media Matters’ Matthew Gertz noticed Bongino had just been on “Fox & Friends.”
Who pulls the quotes for presidential live-tweeting?
Left, Fox & Friends, 6:36 am
Right, Trump, 7:53 am pic.twitter.com/88u51iP3OA
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 21, 2018
And Fox News just posted the video so we can all play along:
“John Brennan is the one man largely responsible for the destruction of Americans’ faith in the intelligence community” –@dbonginopic.twitter.com/ahZ0ZjnS5O
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 21, 2018
Some responses via Twitter:
A panicked president watching television and either tweeting quotes or tweeting responses is the most common occurrence in this absurd presidency. Titans of American history occupied his office; he has lowered it and made it seem small. https://t.co/ZCE1t4KHV8
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) May 21, 2018
Trump just took 20 minutes and 3 tweets to pass along the insights of Dan Bongino, the genius who thinks you make lemonade by tossing lemons in a blender. https://t.co/wAivqFMR6c
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 21, 2018
John Brennan joins the list of political opponents that the President wants to jail. https://t.co/aYAbnBthMe
— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) May 21, 2018
This is insane. https://t.co/hwieVyyAkU
— F. Grey Parker (@greyparker) May 21, 2018
Quoting Fox News’ Dan Bongino, a.k.a. carpet-bagging three-time political loser in 2 different states who blocks anyone who reminds him that he lost https://t.co/nbgPIQ3I6a
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) May 21, 2018
Trump repeats propaganda from Fox & Friends verbatim. Dan Bongino is a lying schmuck. https://t.co/tR5EAfuwi4
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) May 21, 2018
Very hi tech, top secret, watching “Fox and Friends” Executive Time this morning … https://t.co/1DxuctjWdJ
— Greg Wilson (@joke2power) May 21, 2018
LOL, it’s crazy Dan Bongino! The best part is that it literally took Trump 21 mins to type out these 3 tweets. I guess when you can’t spell your own wife’s name or spell the word “counsel,” you might need a dictionary to spell “intelligence” right. https://t.co/JzMpCXkUOp
— Jed Shugerman (@jedshug) May 21, 2018
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Trump Swipes at Mark Zuckerberg Asking for White House Goodies: ‘He Didn’t Do Too Well’
Former President Donald J. Trump mocked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and “big tech” during an interview on Tuesday when he appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity.
Trump meandered throughout the interview and went off on a tangent claiming he did “big things” when discussing the 2020 election. Trump said Zuckerberg visited the White House “trying to get goodies,” but that “he didn’t do too well.”
Trump added, “So I thought that he was concerned we were doing things. We were doing things. Had we had a second term, we would have had that much, really, pretty much under control. We had some incredible things planned for big tech.”
Watch the video below.
Lincoln Project Trolls Trump with New TV Ad Where He’s Currently Vacationing
The conservative anti-Trump PAC Lincoln Project is launching an ad campaign in South Florida with the hopes that President Trump, who is currently vacationing in the region, will see them.
According to the Sun Sentinel, the group has bought air time in the West Palm Beach market from Wednesday through Jan. 5. Trump is scheduled to be in the area until Jan. 3.
“A major pillar of The Lincoln Project’s 2020 strategy was aiming to torment an audience of one — Trump — through advertising on cable shows he’s sure to watch on channels such as Fox News,” the Sentinel reports. “That’s the aim of the latest effort, which seeks to drive a wedge between Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress at which the electoral votes making Joe Biden the next president will be counted.”
The ad focuses on recent reports that say Vice President Mike Pence is “backing away” from Trumpworld’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
“When Mike Pence is backing away from you, you know it’s over,” the ad states.
Watch the ad below.
This is the ad that has @realDonaldTrump turning on @VP @Mike_Pence … it would be a real shame if he had to see this over and over and over again… pic.twitter.com/4tulp5m4OP
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 22, 2020
‘A Parting Gift to Dictators’: Trump Issues Final Round of Foreign Military Sales in Middle East
On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Brian Klaas tore into outgoing President Donald Trump for a final round of foreign military sales in the Middle East that function as a “parting gift to dictators” — and suggested he could even be using them to set up a private quid pro quo down the road in his post-presidency.
“All three regimes have abysmal human rights records,” wrote Klaas. “Saudi Arabia has beheaded dissidents, subjugated women and detained female activists who have pushed for reforms, and murdered and dismembered Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The United Arab Emirates is home to torture, arbitrary detention and forced disappearances. Egypt’s dictatorship has carried
“Given past behavior, we know how these weapons will likely be used,” warned Klaas. “Despots will use them to help facilitate war crimes in places such as Yemen and the Sinai Peninsula while maintaining an iron grip over their own populations — all aided and abetted by the U.S. government.”
And even worse, Klaas argued, Trump himself could be using these sales to call in a personal favor from these countries in his post-presidency. “Once Trump leaves the White House, odds are good that he will cash in,” he wrote. “Seen in that light, the recently approved arms sales and military technology transfers are even more worrying. Are they just the beginning of a quid pro quo?”
All of this is occurring as President-elect Joe Biden alleges the Pentagon is obstructing him from getting all of the national security information he requires for the transition — something administration officials deny.
“For the past four years, Trump has painted the image of a United States that consistently sides with tyrants,” concluded Klaas. “Biden now has an opportunity to reverse Trump’s catastrophic foreign policy. He should take it.”
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