Trump Lashes Out at Obama in Embarrassing Saturday Afternoon Rant

Among the many things Donald Trump is, one of them is most definitely a blatant hypocrite who doesn’t feel as if he should be held to the same standards as everyone else — including those he personally attacks. Many of the asinine things he says and does are almost complete contradictions of previous statements or behavior. I really don’t believe Trump possesses the mental capabilities to completely grasp reality, critical thinking, or complex information in enough of a capacity to fully understand how often he contradicts himself.

For instance, a Twitter rant he went on Saturday afternoon, attacking Barack Obama over recent comments he made where he said he “choked” when it came to responding to Russia’s meddling in our election.

Here are the two tweets he sent out:

First, I’d like to point out the reality that had Obama made Russia trying to interfere in our election a major talking point, I can guarantee you Trump’s narrative then would have been that he was trying to influence the election to help Hillary Clinton. So this fake “outrage” Trump’s trying to push here, suggesting Obama should have addressed it then is total bullshit. He was already whining about how the election was going to be “rigged” and everyone, including the FBI, was trying to help Clinton. So it’s absurd for him to even imply that he would have been okay with President Obama making Russian interference — for Trump’s benefit — a major talking point during last year’s campaign.

Also, why would investigators focus on Obama? Did he make mistakes in handling the cyber attack? Of course. But the focus of these investigations isn’t so much on the cyber attack against Clinton’s campaign and the DNC, it’s the long list of Trump associates with ties to Russia who keep getting caught in secret meetings and/or communications with Russian officials.

Obviously the cyber attack is a huge issue, but that pales in comparison to the possibility that a presidential campaign colluded with Russian officials to undermine our election.

Furthermore, while special counselor Robert Mueller is overseeing the much broader investigation into possible collusion, one of his main focuses right now is possible obstruction of justice charges against Trump for allegedly trying to interfere in the investigation into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

While Trump likes to use these pathetic attempts at diversion to distract people, they never make a damn bit of sense. The reason why so many believe his campaign might have colluded with Russia is because Trump:

  • Has frequently heaped praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Lashed out at U.S. intelligence officials when they stated Russia was the culprit behind the cyber attack.
  • Has repeatedly called these investigations “fake news” when they are very real.
  • Still refuses to truly condemn Russia in any sort of a negative way.
  • Has apparently pushed for Congress to ease sanctions on Russia.
  • Still won’t release his tax returns.
  • Has a long list of associates with connections to Russia.
  • Still refuses to publicly state, without a doubt, he believes Russia was behind last year’s cyber attack.
  • Has seemed to oddly support quite a few pro-Russia policies, especially in regards to NATO and the European Union.
  • Was the only person who benefited from the highly sophisticated cyber attack that helped him “win” last year’s election.
  • Fired the head of the FBI, citing the on-going investigation into his campaign as part of the reason.
  • Allegedly tried to obstruct justice prior to firing the head of the FBI.
  • Has tried to undermine the credibility of the investigations into him at nearly every turn.
  • Has behaved like a textbook example of someone who’s guilty and terrified of people finding out the truth.

It’s not as if he “won” and people immediately thought, “Oh, he had to have worked with Russia.” If none of the things I just listed were true, then most folks probably wouldn’t think there was any possibility of collusion. Except all of those things (plus more) are real and factual. In particular, the way he’s acted toward all of this which, as I just pointed out, is textbook behavior of someone who’s guilty of something.

Oh, and can someone please tell me how pointing out that Russia seemed to be helping Trump during last year’s election would have benefited Hillary Clinton? If anything, Obama’s reluctance to bring this issue up probably hurt her as, at that time, most Americans didn’t understand the depths to which Russia had gone to help his campaign.

That’s just a prime example of Trump not being able to understand any of this, simply evoking Clinton’s name in a desperate attempt to deflect attention off of himself.

The bottom line is this, Trump can keep lashing out at whoever he wants, whenever he wants, but that’s not going to change the facts or what investigators ultimately discover. As long as he continues to act like someone who’s scared to death of people finding out the truth about him, the more intense the scrutiny’s going to be.

Though I get the feeling, like most of us, Trump realizes that this has already spun completely out of his control. These obsessive outbursts are nothing more than his last-ditch efforts to try anything to save his own backside. However, at this point, there’s likely nothing he can do to prevent the inevitable — which is exactly why he’s terrified.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Martha Patiño

    He always has to bring up something about obama or Hillary . Since he is so passionate about Obama not doing anything,
    why doesn’t he do something?

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  • Emily

    It makes me wonder if he truly believes the crap he says..? And he thinks his “followers ” will believe him just because he does.? Plus he doesn’t remember what he said the day before. This man child is severely mentally ill.

  • strayaway

    Julian Assange posted an article titled “Why the Democratic Party is Doomed” on June 24. Google is your friend. The essay suggests that Assange is no fan of Trump’s or the GOP. I think that Assange is too optimistic. He cites six reasons for doom including, “The Trump-Russia collusion narrative is a political dead end. Despite vast resources, enormous incentives and a year of investigation, Democratic senators who have seen the classified intelligence at the CIA such as Senator Feinstein (as recently as March) are forced to admit that there is no evidence of collusion. Without collusion, we are left with the Democratic establishment blaming the public for being repelled by the words of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party establishment. Is it a problem that the public discovered what Hillary Clinton said to Goldman Sachs and what party elites said about fixing the DNC primaries against Bernie Sanders? A party elite that maintains that it is the “crime of the century” for the public and their membership to discover how they behave and what they believe invites scorn.”

    • frivolous01

      Are you talking about the investigation that started in December 2016 (6 months ago, not a year)? The investigation that led to President Obama sanctioning Russia? The investigation that later led to President Trump firing Comey, and admitting it was due to the investigation? The investigation that has already uncovered falsified information by a number of Trump advisors, including Flynn and Sessions? That investigation that hasn’t uncovered any wrongdoing? Also, take out of context what Feinstein said in March, which was that SHE hadn’t seen any evidence at that time. Not that no evidence exists, but she hadn’t seen it. At.That.Time. Then you ignore what Joaquin Castro, a member of the house intelligence committee, said in April – that he couldn’t talk about it yet but that people would be going to jail. So trying to put Assange of all people up there as some kind of so-called expert on the Democratic party, the person who somehow ‘magically’ received information that the Russian’s stole (and yet wants to be believed that he had no hand in it) as an even remotely believable source is a little disingenuous, in my opinion, and not at all convincing.