Donald Trump is the most transparent human being on the planet, and his lack of insight as to the fact that he is really not a smart man, is completely lost on him. He thinks he’s brilliant, even genius, and he’s said it on multiple occasions. That’s why Trump is his own worst enemy. Every time he opens his mouth, he incriminates himself in one way or another.
This morning is no exception. Right smack-dab in the middle of a Cohen/Manafort rant, Trump tweets the following ridiculousness:
Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime. President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2018
Here at Bipartisan Report, we were unaware that people plead guilty to non-crimes, much less eight of them. The president is actually trying to convince his followers that his former attorney plead guilty to fake charges just to prove he is the target of some insane witch hunt.
As for Obama, he did face a campaign violation law in 2013, but it certainly wasn’t because he was trying to illegally funnel money, or hide it in a corporation. He merely went about receiving the money in the wrong way, and it was all accounted for. Hence, no criminal charges against Obama and not one indictment for his staffers.
According to POLITICO:
“The major sticking point for the FEC appeared to be a series of missing 48-hour notices for nearly 1,300 contributions totaling more than $1.8 million — an issue that lawyers familiar with the commission’s work say the FEC takes seriously. The notices must be filed on contributions of $1,000 or more that are received within the 20-day window of Election Day.”
“More than half of those contributions were transferred from the Obama Victory Fund,a joint committee between the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.”
The publication continued:
“Sources said the fine resulting from the settlement agreement has been paid, with $230,000 coming from the Obama campaign’s coffers and the remainder from the DNC.”
“For critics of the Obama campaign, the audit was a reminder of other reporting errors by the 2008 effort, which campaign officials said they tried to correct in real-time. But independent experts, including former FEC commissioner Michael Toner, said after the audit was released that the infractions were relatively minor, given the scope of the campaign.”
That won’t stop Trump from trying to make Obama look like a criminal, or trying to say that it’s a fair comparison to what he’s going through right now.
The people in the Twittersphere agree, and had much to say about Trump’s bogus tweet. We saved the best reactions for you below: