President Trump offered up some definitely odd words this Thursday as to his take both on what it is that’s made the United States so divided and, concurrently, on the impact and significance of the Justice Department’s decision to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the Russia investigation.
Quite simply, Trump, in remarks at a Thursday press conference, blamed the appointment of a special prosecutor for the divisiveness wreaking havoc across America at present — because of course he did. If something bad happens on his watch, then it’s pretty much a given that in Trump’s world, he will never, ever, ever accept even the remotest shred of responsibility for that bad thing.
He’s spelled this modus operandi out, literally saying, for instance, that all negative news is fake news.
That strategy isn’t going to save him from the legal consequences for his actions catching up to him, but that doesn’t mean he’s unwilling to still employ it.
Speaking Thursday, he dismissed the appointment of a special prosecutor as not only irrelevant, but actually a tangibly bad thing.
He said, when asked about the special prosecutor appointment by ABC’s Jonathan Karl:
‘Well I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt, and there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can only speak for myself and the Russians — zero. I think it divides the country. I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things. So I can tell you that we want to bring this great country of ours together.’
Seriously, Trump? You think that the impact of the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to the position of special prosecutor is that it divides the country?
With a president who has an approval rating that is literally at a record low, the divisiveness easily discernible in American society at present certainly has nothing to do with Mueller’s appointment. The notion that it does is simply ridiculous. Those who are still with the President are almost pathologically obsessed with him, and the rest of us see those still with the President for what they really are.
That’s where the divisiveness comes from.
Nevertheless, like the “It’s Fine” meme dog come to life, Trump asserted otherwise on Thursday, saying that those who are concerning themselves with him and his team’s connections to Russia are involved in nothing more than a “witch hunt.”
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