Alexander Vindman Fact-Checks Trump’s Terrified Tuesday Tantrum

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Expose Trump Lies OFormer President Donald Trump is freaking out about an ongoing criminal investigation in Georgia by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis into efforts by him and his allies to overturn Biden’s win there — and ret. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman took notice. Vindman tore into Trump on Tuesday for his corruption.

Vindman, of course, helped shine a spotlight on the corruption that drove then-President Trump’s first impeachment, after the then-president and allies of his tried to basically cajole Ukraine into carrying out investigations that would be politically favorable to the Trump team. This time, Willis’s investigation hinges in part on a call in which Trump implored Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) to “find” enough votes to flip Georgia from Biden — a call Trump said was “PERFECT.” Raffensperger resisted the then-president’s push. Vindman remarked as follows:

‘Trump… perfectly corrupt! As with all his “perfect” calls, Trump had no idea that potential witnesses to corruption were listening in. Moreover, he couldn’t conceive of the notion that principled public servants would object to his criming.’

Alongside the “perfect” claim, Trump insisted that he “called to fight a Rigged & Stolen Election, and they go after me instead of the people that Rigged and Stole it. God Bless America!” Obviously, there remains no real-world evidence whatsoever for the ex-president’s claims of a stolen election. Future historians will no doubt seek to understand, however, just how someone could remain so fervently committed to a falsehood that’s been so comprehensively disproved. It remains worth noting that, while Trump and his closest allies focus on stolen election nonsense, Americans are in actual need — but how are lies about a stolen election (years after that election!) going to help low-income people cover their basic needs? How are they going to help those suffering with steep medical bills deal with the costs? How are they going to help stop instances of devastating gun violence from unfolding yet again? Obviously, they’re not.

Meanwhile, Biden’s team is presiding over actual progress for Americans, including rising wages in certain areas even when inflation is factored in. Unemployment has also hit historic lows at the national level and in a slew of individual states, while the large-scale infrastructure spending package the president signed into law last year also continues to boost the jobs market. Over $110 billion in funding tied to that infrastructure spending deal has apparently been announced by authorities for over 4,300 specific projects that touch over 3,200 communities throughout all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, the Willis investigation is continuing over Trump’s complaints — she was recently reported to have subpoenaed half a dozen figures tied to Raffensperger’s office, including Raffensperger himself. Raffensperger already indicated he’d comply with a subpoena. Willis pushed for Raffensperger to testify on June 2. Interim Deputy Secretary of State Gabe Sterling, another subpoenaed official, also indicated he’d comply