The more Trump tries to convince the public that the alleged collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russian government operatives, as well as the resulting investigation into Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice, is just a “witch hunt” not based on any facts or evidence, the more guilty he looks. If he’s as innocent as he says, why attack the investigators instead of letting the facts play out?
Trump plays on the same old themes of every tweet around the Russian collusion investigation. If he’s innocent, he would want the integrity of the investigation upheld so that the resulting decision that he is innocent would be respected by the American public. If he is innocent of both collusion and obstructing justice, there are no setups or traps that could be laid to indict him. Why all the protests if there is no evidence that could possibly prove him guilty?
Trump likes to tout his accomplishments, although the three he mentions specifically are not yet actual accomplishments. He mentions things that are “in the works,” but political experts still question the possible outcome. There is no guarantee that North Korea will work with the United States on an agreement of peace. There is no guarantee that a trade deficit with China can be negotiated, and NAFTA negotiations are not guaranteed, either.
Even if all of those things had been accomplished already, they do not excuse Trump from crimes if he committed them. Whether or not crimes were committed has not yet been decided, and the investigation will simply have to be completed before Trump can be cleared.
Twitter had their own thoughts on Trump’s Wednesday morning tweet. See some of their responses below.
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