Trump Spazzes Out About FBI At Press Conference


President Donald Trump doesn’t exactly let things go. This Sunday at the latest installment of his near-daily press conferences about the Coronavirus response, he launched into an angry, rambling tirade in which he insisted that FBI investigators who handled the Russia investigation are “human scum.” These are the paranoid ramblings of a deeply self-deluded man — who also happens to be the president, troublingly enough.

Trump took the opportunity for his latest complete unraveling when asked about the cases of former associates who were convicted of crimes in connection to the Russia investigation. One of those associates, Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen, was recently released to serve the rest of his sentence in home confinement because of the Coronavirus outbreak, and Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has requested the same home release.

Questions have circulated over whether Trump will issue pardons for his convicted former associates. Over the weekend, Trump talked like a wannabe mob boss when pressed over the issue at a press conference. He bellowed to a reporter:

‘General Flynn was a highly respected person, and it turned out to be a scam on him. The FBI said — he didn’t lie, and Mueller’s people wanted him to go to jail. So what am I gonna do? You’ll find out what I’m gonna do, I’m not gonna say what I’m gonna do, but I will tell you, the whole thing turned out to be a scam, and it turned out to be a disgrace to our country, and it was a takedown of a duly elected president, and these people suffered greatly — General Flynn! I mean what they did to him, and even the FBI said — and there’s nobody a bigger fan of the FBI than me at the level of the people that really matter — but the top of the FBI was scum, and what they did to General Flynn, and you know it and everybody knows it, was a disgrace… He ends up being a general, and respected… These are crooked people. These are bad people. These are very dangerous people. You know what they are, though? They’re scum. They’re human scum.’

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None of what the president said is true. It’s unclear what on earth he’s even talking about with his insistence that the FBI says that Michael Flynn didn’t even lie after all following his criminal charge of lying to investigators. Flynn, it’s worth noting, wasn’t even the widely “respected” figure that Trump claims — in fact, amidst his peddling of conspiracy theories, he was even fired from his job as Defense Intelligence Agency head for being a “bad manager,” as one CNN report puts it.

Flynn brazenly lied about his contacts with a then-Russian Ambassador, and that is the reason for his criminal case — not some conspiracy to undermine Trump’s public image.

Trump consistently belts out conspiracy theories about interests supposedly plotting against him when faced with even the slightest pressure. In the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic, he even claimed that media coverage of the disease was a conspiracy to make him look bad. The U.S. death toll now stands at over 41,000.