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Trump's measured, focused fit about the 'single greatest witch hunt' in American history
By Mark Sumner  
Thursday May 18, 2017 · 8:57 AM EDT

Informed that Robert Mueller was being appointed as special counsel to investigate connections with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the White House says Trump was the soul of civility.

... White House staff members joined President Donald Trump in the Oval Office where he offered a measured response, according to a senior White House official. …

According to the senior official with knowledge of the situation, Trump explained how the administration should respond and told his aides that it was an opportunity to focus on their agenda. 

A measured response and a focus on things other than the investigation. Exactly what you would expect from Trump, and certainly reflected in his morning tweets.

With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017

Yes, there was that scandal where Obama saluted someone with a coffee cup. Or the time Obama didn’t wear a jacket in the Oval Office. How can it be the nation made it past a crisis of that level without a special prosecutor being appointed? 

This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017

Can we do that witch hunt the old-fashioned way? “Hey, he sunk. I guess he was innocent after all.”

Trump’s first response of the morning also brings the word “councel.” Considering that Trump had a choice of the correct word, counsel, and the oft-misused homophone, council, it’s amazing that he still managed to find a way to miss both words. But that’s a minor point beside the obvious fact that Donald Trump’s response to the appointment of a special counsel isn’t any more “measured” than his response to anything else that isn’t direct Trump-praise. 

Trump is going to continue to fume. Expect many, many stories of the Snowflake In Chief complaining about his bad treatment as he goes on a World Wide Whine tour.

In proclaiming the investigation into his campaign’s connections to Russia the “greatest witch hunt” in American history, Trump isn’t only sweeping in his own pursuit of President Obama’s birth certificate (hey, where are those investigators he sent to Hawaii?) but Benghazi and the many pointless “gates” of Bill Clinton’s administration — all of which were awarded more time and resources than the investigation into how far up Trump’s backside Vladimir Putin’s hand extends.

At least Trump does include “of a politician.” The 19 people actually executed for being “witches” at Salem don’t have have to tweet a rebuttal.

Somewhere the Central Park Five are doubled over with laughter. https://t.co/i29i3brFmW

— Bobby Rivers (@BobbyRiversTV) May 18, 2017