The Friday indictments scared the crap out of Trump … and he shared that crap with the world
Fact-checking is certainly the right term for any article looking into Donald Trump’s prolonged weekend whine-rant—because it takes a careful, detailed examination to determine if it actually contained any facts. The Washington Post did a rundown of the biggest howlers.
Trump claims he “never said Russia did not meddle in the election” and then repeats a line in which he essentially disputed that by saying that a 400-pound hacker sitting in bed could have been behind the interference. One might argue that undermines his statement …
Yes. One might. Trump didn’t just deny Russia’s involvement, he did it again, and again, and again. He even did it in the post where he said he didn’t do it. To be thorough, the Post goes through it in detail, showing no less than 18 examples of Trump’s public Russia denial. That includes one from just last month.
Question: Mr. President-elect, you said, just now, that you believe Russia indeed was responsible for the hacking of the DNC and John Podesta’s emails, et cetera.
Trump: All right, but you know what, it could have been others also.
Trump’s rant also included a pair of attacks on Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff (who he accuses, without evidence, of being a “leaker”), multiple shots at the FBI, at his own national security adviser, at President Obama, at Oprah, and, of course, at Hillary Clinton. And he took a slap at CNN, by offering up … a cartoon from someone whose most famous work is of Hillary Clinton in blackface.
The Fake News of big ratings loser CNN. https://t.co/rYsv90cnvs
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
Twitter has since suspended the account of the cartoonist … but somehow they let the other racist, name-calling jackass slip by.