Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the President said during the previous week:
Yes, Donald Trump’s father was born in a very wonderful German place called New York City. To think, the entire five years Trump tried to convince us he knew Barack Obama was really born in Kenya, he didn’t even know where his own father was born. Still doesn’t.
If you were investigated for two years with the end result being a 400-page report, wouldn’t you want to read that? How would he even know all the investigators hated him if he never read their report? If they did hate President Trump, wouldn’t they have made up some bad stuff to throw in there? So many questions.
The report. We would be satisfied with the report. The report is the end result of this $30 million, and we deserve to know what we bought. If Ken Starr’s investigation into a real estate deal ended up telling us exactly how many times Bill Clinton touched Monica Lewinsky’s breasts, then I see no reason we can’t know what Robert Mueller came up with when he put pen to paper.
“We went through two years of the Mueller investigation. We have – I mean, not only that, you read the – the wording. It was proven. Who could go through that and get wording where it was no collusion, no nothing? … And so, there’s no collusion. There’s no obstruction. … These are just Democrats that want to try and demean this country and it shouldn’t be allowed.” 4/2/2019 at the White House.
Here’s the problem: “the wording” was not Mueller’s wording; it was President Trump’s handpicked Attorney General’s wording. The guy that sent an unsolicited and legally dubious memo during the investigation arguing that Trump wasn’t guilty of obstructing justice. A memo that also would’ve cleared Nixon of wrongdoing, which should tell you something. If “I’m innocent. Trust me!” from the least trustworthy man alive doesn’t set off your personal bulls*** detector, you’ll want to get that fixed. Right on cue, all this led to leaks from Mueller’s investigators themselves stating that William Barr’s “wording” didn’t quite capture the essence of the report.
This doesn’t make any sense at all. President Trump is insisting at the same time that (1) Mueller’s investigators are leaking information to the news, and (2) the resulting news stories about this are fake, with fake sources. Both of these things cannot be true. If the sources are fake, then they can’t also be Mueller’s investigators! In all probability, Trump has never thought of this.
“Somebody’s going to leak this whole damn speech to the media.” 4/2/2019 Trump speech to NRCC.
The speech was carried live on C-SPAN.
“They say the noise [from windmills] causes cancer.” 4/2/2019 Trump speech to NRCC.
When our President utters, “They say…”, something from the greatest hits of “no one has ever said” is sure to follow. Sound waves do not cause cancer.
“If we don’t make a deal with Congress, the borders going to be closed. 100%.” 4/2/2019 at the White House.
Remember when the President said, “Mexico is going to have to do something; otherwise, I’m closing the border”? That was so last week. Now it’s Congress that is being held hostage for some unknown thing. Put Mitch McConnell down as not on board with this: “Closing down the border would have potentially catastrophic economic impact on our country, and I would hope we would not be doing that sort of thing.” Glad you two are on the same page.
Employing people is great only if you pay them. In 2016, Donald Trump wanted his hotel open in time for the election, so he needed workers to put in a lot of overtime. Then he refused to pay and got sued for $2 million. Who, specifically did he stiff? Electrical workers. He’s done this a bunch of times, which is what led the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to specifically warn against Trump.
Why is the President going to Breitbart.com for economic news? And why after 26 months of the Trump era is he 500,000 jobs behind what was created the previous 26 months under Obama? He’s beating low jobs expectations, which is something, but I don’t remember the 2016 campaign pitch being, “Vote for me – I’ll blow up the deficit to create almost as many jobs as Obama.“
That’s our report for this week. Be sure to check out the links for more info on any particular topic and, as always, thanks for reading.