At one time, Donald Trump promised to hire “only the best people.” So far, most of who he began with at the start of his presidency have been fired or have resigned, but some of those who have been with him from the beginning, from even before he became the Republican nominee, are suffering worse fates. They’re being arrested.
The best people. pic.twitter.com/kFLduz0pPJ
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 20, 2020
The Lincoln Project points out a number of those people in the ad:
Michael Flynn, a Trump campaign supporter and Trump’s first national security advisor, pleaded guilty to having willfully lied to investigators about his contacts with Russia and working as an unregistered foreign agent.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer,” was convicted of tax evasion, campaign fraud, and lying to FBI, some of which he committed by giving money to silence one of Trump’s mistresses at Trump’s behest.
George Papadapolous, one of the foreign policy advisory panel to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was convicted of having lied to the FBI about his contact with Russian officials during the campaign.
Rick Gates, assistant to the 2016 Trump campaign manager, was convicted of having lied to the FBI about his contacts with foreign officials during the 2016 campaign.
Roger Stone, longtime friend of Trump and informal advisor to the Trump campaign, was convicted of witness tampering, lying to investigators, and five counts of lying to Congress.
Paul Manafort, one of Trump’s three campaign managers, was convicted on eight felony counts including covering filing false tax returns, bank fraud, and failing to disclose a foreign bank account.
And now, there’s Steve Bannon, Trump campaign strategist and White House chief strategist at the beginning of Trump’s term, was arrested on Thursday for defrauding Trump’s “border wall” donors.
These are “the best people”?
Twitter wasn’t buying that, either. Check out some of their responses below: