President Donald Trump is clearly agitated over the Thursday ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that Manhattan authorities could access his tax returns and other financial records. Although the court referred the case for further proceedings, in the meantime, seven out of the nine justices on the court decisively ruled that the president’s legal team’s arguments were rubbish. Trump doesn’t get to sidestep the basic legal requirement of complying with subpoenas just because he doesn’t feel like it. In an on-camera talk with reporters at the White House on Thursday, hours after the ruling, Trump rambled that New York City was a “hellhole” and alleged for the innumerable time in a row that he’s the victim of a “political witch hunt.”
In other words, Trump is still spinning out of control with his same old delusional nonsense, and now, he’s treating the entire city of New York City as some kind of political opponent. What’s next? Declaring his opposition to the moon?
He ranted to reporters:
‘This is purely political. I win at the federal level, and we won very decisively, and so they send it into New York, and you know what’s going on in New York, everyone’s leaving. It’s turned out to be a hellhole. And they better do something about it, because people are leaving New York. This is a political witch hunt, and it just continues, and it’s been from before I got here when Obama, and Biden, and everybody else was spying on my campaign, illegally. They were illegally spying on my campaign, and it’s a very grave crime. It’s the biggest political crime in the history of our country.’
That is just a laughably absurd, ridiculous word salad, which is full of utter nonsense. Watch below:
— The Hill (@thehill) July 9, 2020
There’s no political plot against the president underlying the new Supreme Court ruling — plain and simple. There’s no national conspiracy. The Manhattan District Attorney subpoenaed the material as part of their investigation into the Trump Organization’s role in a criminal hush money scheme targeting women with whom the president had affairs.