Since Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the GOP, and eventually the White House, the attitude from his supporters is either you’re 100 percent on board with him or you’re “out to get him.” That sentiment is constantly reinforced by a “president” who claims that any and all negative information about him is “fake news” driven by a “witch hunt” out to get him.
Even staunch, lifelong conservatives have been criticized and attacked by Trump supporters for doing nothing more than calling out the fact that this man is a liar, incompetent, and has no business being “president.”
Conservatives such as Karl Rove, possibly the most important architect behind George W. Bush’s political rise.
Well, during an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Rove said what many have said about Trump’s behavior over the past year — if you’re innocent, then stop acting guilty.
Bringing up a point recently made by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Rove suggested Trump, if innocent, should welcome the investigation because Robert Mueller determining there was “no collusion,” as he’s claimed for over a year, would be the ultimate vindication.
“I don’t think it helps the president when his people go on the Sunday morning talks and say, ‘Oh God, you’ve got to wrap this thing up.’ You know, blah blah blah blah blah. Show confidence,” Rove stated. “I find it very hard to believe that after all this time if there was evidence, we wouldn’t have heard about it. So, give the confidence the American people like to see in their chief executive.”
I disagree that we haven’t seen any evidence.
When Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Russians offering them dirt on Clinton from Russia’s government, that’s collusion. We can argue the semantics of whether that meeting, in and of itself, constitutes an illegal conspiracy, but I don’t see how anybody could argue that it’s not collusion.
It doesn’t matter if the information wasn’t what Trump’s son had hoped it would be, the fact that they were willing to meet with Russians offering them damaging information on a political opponent from the Russian government shows a willingness to collude and conspire.
To say nothing about the fact that they hid the meeting for over a year, then lied about it even after the emails were made public.
I also think Mueller is taking his time prior to moving in on those closer to Trump. He knows once he does that, all hell will break loose. It seems rather silly to say there’s obviously no evidence when, based on what we know thus far, it doesn’t seem as though Mueller has even begun his work digging into Trump’s son or son-in-law, two of the three members of Trump’s campaign who were at that infamous meeting.
Furthermore, there’s still Roger Stone and his ties to Wikileaks.
I think we’re a long way from this thing being close to finished and we’re not going to really know the extent of what Mueller has or hasn’t discovered until he’s ready to go directly at Trump.
Rove echoed a point many of us have made as it relates to Trump. For someone who claims he’s innocent, he certainly doesn’t act like it. His repeated attacks on the FBI, Mueller, and any reports linked to the on-going investigation into his campaign have been textbook examples of a guilty person desperately trying to slander and undermine those who are exposing the truth about him.
Only time will tell how this all turns out, but I’m going to be completely shocked if, after all is said and done, Robert Mueller’s investigation is allowed to finish and he determines Donald Trump’s completely innocent of any crimes.
Watch his comments below via Fox News: