Donald Trump is not done talking about his “total exoneration” that wasn’t a total exoneration from the investigation into his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia and Trump’s own obstruction of justice. He came all the way unhinged talking about it in Michigan.
At his first rally since the end of Mueller's Russia probe, Trump says backers of the investigation tried to overturn the 2016 election and 'illegally' claim power https://t.co/577gupF7lH pic.twitter.com/zBGiC1GT3f
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 29, 2019
On Thursday, Trump appeared at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and swore at Democrats for “ridiculous” conspiracy theories while his supporters, unironically, chanted “lock her up!”
According to Reuters, Trump told supporters:
‘After three years of lies and smears and slander, the Russia hoax is finally dead. The collusion delusion is over…The Russia witch hunt was a plan by those who lost the election to try and illegally regain power by framing innocent Americans – many of them, they suffered – with an elaborate hoax.’
"Robert Mueller was a god to Democrats, was a god to them, until he said there was no collusion. They don't like him so much right now," Trump says at a rally in Michigan pic.twitter.com/q48cHznqrv
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 28, 2019
Trump and the rest of the GOP whining about conspiracy theories is pretty hard to stomach after ten separate investigations by GOP-led committees exonerated Secretary Clinton and President Obama. Trump was still very much pushing that conspiracy theory during his presidential campaign.
The investigation into Trump’s presidential campaign and their communications with Russia was not a power grab, it was follow-up on reports of Trump’s campaign officials having improper communications with Kremlin officials, all of which were reported in the media and labeled “fake news,” but most of which turned out to have been true.
For Trump’s full Grand Rapids rally, see video below:
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