With his poll numbers dismally low, his response to the COVID-19 crisis responsible for the deaths of more than 144,000 Americans, the unemployment rate up to the worst numbers since The Great Depression, and civil unrest raging across the country with secret mercenaries detaining protesters, Donald Trump needs a distraction. Nothing he’s tried so far – not his alarmist talk about Confederate statues, his public outrage over the names of military bases, or his fear mongering threats of a Joe Biden America – so now he’s trying once again to revive Obamagate.
Trump’s insistence that President Obama committed a crime relates to the intelligence investigation against Dr. Carter Paige, a man Trump said had nothing to do with his campaign, and their follow up on foreign intelligence information that Russia was planning an attack on the 2016 elections. Never mind that the Kremlin really did interfere in the elections to help Trump, or that informal Trump advisor Roger Stone was busted coordinating the release of hacked DNC documents with Wikileaks, or that numerous members of the Trump campaign and cabinet lied to the FBI about their involvement with Russia. None of those things seem to discount the story of Obamagate to Trump, although they do to any person with a brain.
The president will likely bring up a million more conspiracy theories over the next three months before the 2020 presidential election. At this point, however, he’s just grasping at desperate straws.
Twitter wasn’t buying into Trump’s rhetoric, either. Read some of their comments below:
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