In a joint press conference this morning with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, Trump is at it again with his tactics to direct attention away from his own errors.
In response to questioning regarding his National Security Adviser’s resignation and his ties with Russia, President Trump resumed blaming Democrats and the Intelligence community for the leaks which brought this information into the public eye.
The man in question, Michael Flynn, misled Vice President Mike Pence regarding the nature of the calls he had with the Russian ambassador and whether or not he discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia during those communications. It has been reported that as early as February 9th, Pence became aware of the truth behind Flynn’s conversations.
Despite that, Michael Flynn remained in a highly sensitive position within the United States government under President Trump. Both Sean Spicer, Trump’s Press Secretary, and one of Trump’s top aides, Kellyanne Conway acknowledged that Flynn was still sitting in on intelligence briefings “daily” right up to his resignation, and had the president’s trust.
Trump still apparently believes Michael Flynn is “a wonderful man,” telling reporters at this conference that:
‘Michael Flynn, General Flynn, is a wonderful man…and I think he’s been treated very unfairly by the media. As I call it, the fake media in many cases. I think it’s really a sad thing that he was treated so badly.’
Trump still takes no responsibility for permitting a Russian pawn to keep his job, despite the risk it imposed on all citizens of the United States. In an attempt to get people to view Donald Trump in a positive light, Conway attempted to convince people that it was because of Trump’s “loyalty” that he was left in his post, but ultimately it was “unsustainable.” No comments from Trump have identified why he made the decision to be more loyal to a Russian pawn, than the to American people he swore to serve.
Aside from various tweets this morning from President Trump, vilifying everyone from the intelligence community to President Barack Obama, Trump had yet to acknowledge the Flynn resignation in any official capacity.
Until now, that is. In the press conference he can be heard very clearly condemning the whistleblower, and finding the most obscure way possible to try to connect the scandal to the Democrats:
‘From [an] intelligence [perspective], papers are being leaked, things are being leaked, it’s criminal action. It’s a criminal act, and it’s been going on for a long time before me, but now it’s really going on.
‘People are trying to cover up for a terrible loss that the Democrats had under Hillary Clinton.’
With that proof, everyone can now confidently say Donald Trump is a giant scumbag– in case you needed just one more reason. Doesn’t he realize that refusing to take responsibility means he’s implicating himself?
Watch a clip containing these comments by Trump below:
Feature Image screengrab via YouTube.