There were so many moments where Trump made literally no sense in a Thursday Fox News interview
Throughout his life, Donald Trump’s two greatest assets have been his mental stability and being, like, really smart. We all know that because he told us three months ago.
In fact, when you think about it- and Donald Trump has- if you consider his business life, and his Tv stardom, and his presidential victory, you’d have to say he was not smart, but genius. And a very stable genius at that.
So we can only assume that the blithering, paranoid egomaniac who somehow hoodwinked his route onto Fox News Channel’s morning show was an imposter. Someone pretending to be the very stable genius who is the 45 th president of the United States.
Talk about a crank caller. In only 30 glorious minutes of live television, the person known as “Donald Trump” proceeded to demolish two of his lawyer’s arguments about client-attorney privilege and paying hush money to a porn star, as well as his own peeing tape alibi that he never remained overnight in Moscow.
Along the way, he pandered in more conspiracy hypothesis about the FBI, promised to fire people at the justice department, and made it clear he was doing nothing to celebrate the birthday of his long-suffering wife.
Before the morning was over, the US attorney for the southern district of New York( a Trump appointee) was already citing the Tv interview in a letter to the judge in the case of Michael Cohen, the president’s once-trusted fixer and personal lawyer.
It began, innocently enough, with “Trump” wishing the first lady a happy birthday.” Do you want to tell us what you got her ?” asked the Fox host Brian Kilmeade, in what was clearly designed as a trap question.
” Maybe I didn’t get her so much ,” he said.” I get her a beautiful card. You know, I’m very busy, to be running out looking for presents .”
Nice touch, the birthday card. No wonder Melania seemed so happy to hold his hand in public when the French chairman arrived.
Talking of Emmanuel, as “Trump” called him, he has apparently changed his mindabout this whole Iran nuclear deal after spending some quality day with the man who once told us that a nuclear holocaust that would be like no other.
” He is viewing Iran a lot differently than before he strolled into the Oval Office ,” said the guy pretending to build America great again.
That wasn’t quite how Macron himself set it, telling reporters that Trump was building “insane” changes to international agreements, including his likely scrapping of the Iran deal.
The Fox News interview was clearly the work of an evil genius determined to undermine the otherwise unblemished first year of the Trump presidency. Was it a coincidence that it happened just a few minutes after Trump’s nominee for Veterans Affair secretary pulled out amid a firestorm of allegations about passing out drunk, over-prescribing opioids, wrecking vehicles and harassing females?
Our dogged Fox interviewers tried to ask ” Trump” about who he might nominate to succeed Ronny Jackson, but instead he pandered in an extended defense of the man whose reputation was now on life support.
There were so many moments where the man claiming to speak for Trump induced literally no sense, as if he was trying to stimulate himself look like a self-contradictory buffoon. All it took was a reference to former the FBI director James Comey to prize out this pearl on Russia:” There’s no collusion with me and the Russians. Nobody has been tougher to Russia than I am. You can ask President Putin about that ,” he said, before mumbling something about an aluminum tax.
Yes, let’s ask Putin about all that collusion. He’s been so very helpful with the investigation into the nerve agent they casually sprinkled around England.
Protesting his innocence, the interviewee insisted that Comey’s famous memorandas were fabricated. Especially about the peeing tape, which for some reason was uppermost on his mind.
” He put a lot of phony stuff ,” he explained.” For instance, I went to Russia for a day or so, a day or two, because I own the Miss Universe pageant. So I ran there to watch it because it was near Moscow. So I go to Russia. Now I didn’t got to go. Everybody knows. The logs are there, the planes are there. He said I didn’t stay there a night. Of course I stayed there. I stayed there a very short period of time. But of course I stayed. Well his memoranda said I left immediately. I never said that. I never said I left immediately .”
Well that voiced altogether convincing. He was there. Kind of. But not very much. And he never lied. Not at all. Who would?
This kind of clarity is going to be super helpful to Michael Cohen, who declared that he paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels on his own, just before the 2016 election, with no assistance or knowledge of the president , no sireee.
When asked why Cohen was invoking his fifth amendment right to refuse to answer questions so as to avoid self-incrimination, this version of Trump managed to dump him on the sidewalk.
” Michael is a good person. Let me just tell you that Michael is in business. He’s really a businessman. Fairly big businesses, as I understand it. I don’t know his business. But this doesn’t have to do with me. Michael is a businessman. He has got a business. He also practises law. I would say probably the big thing is his business. And they are looking into something having to do with his business. I have nothing to do with his business ,” said the crank caller.
” But isn’t his business being your attorney ,” asked Kilmeade, perhaps the softest questioner on any television indicate anywhere in the world.
” Just so you understand, I have many lawyers. Sadly I have so many lawyers you wouldn’t even believe it ,” replied the caller.
So just how much of your legal run did he handle, asked Doocy.
” As a percentage of my overall legal run, a tiny, tiny little fraction but Michael would represent me and represent me on some things. He represents me like with this crazy Stormy Daniels bargain, he represented me. And from what I find he did absolutely nothing wrong. There were no campaign monies going into this, which would have been a problem .”
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