Donald Trump has done everything imaginable to demean and discredit the FBI as a preemptive measure to convince his rabid fanbase that when the investigation into his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia is completed and evidence is presented to the public, it’s all just a lie. So far, his supporters are buying it hook, line, and orange sinker.
The FBI Agents Association, who describes themselves on Twitter as a “membership of more than 14,000 active and former FBI Special Agents…dedicated to providing support and advocacy,” called Trump to task for his attacks on FBI agents and leadership.
In a statement directed at Trump and the GOP, the Association said:
‘The true story of the FBI cannot be reduced to partisan talking points. The true story of the FBI is the work done by nearly 13,000 Special Agents and the 22,000 non-Agent FBI professionals spread around the country and the globe in 56 field offices, 355 resident agencies and over 60 legal attaché offices connected to U.S. embassies. The true story of the FBI are the partnerships that Special Agents have with State and local law enforcement agencies throughout the country, and the over 50,000 law enforcement executives from the U.S. and over 170 countries who received training at the FBI National Academy. Ultimately, the true story of the FBI is about real results and not sound-bites, and the Office of the Inspector General’s 2016 annual audit made it clear how effective the FBI’s work can be in just a single year.’
That domestic enemy with his soundbites and partisan talking points went on another rant at his Friday evening rally in Missouri, saying he would eliminate the “lingering stench” at the FBI. Although he has said numerous times that his attacks are based solely on the top leadership in the FBI, such as James Comey and Andrew McCabe, FBI agents everywhere have had enough.
"Just look at what is now being exposed in our Department of Justice," Trump told the Missouri crowd. https://t.co/hW1PzwGOlK
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) September 22, 2018
While Trump touts himself as a hero on his Twitter feed daily, Twitter was in full support of the real heroes. Read some of their responses below: