Despite Donald Trump and his supporters doing their best to downplay the significance of his eldest son’s meeting with a Kremlin-backed attorney who promised him dirt on Hillary Clinton directly from the Russian government, that hasn’t stopped the “president” from doing his best to distance himself from having any knowledge about that meeting.
If Trump doesn’t feel there was anything wrong with his son agreeing to that meeting with a supposed Russian official, then I’m not sure why he’s trying to convince people that he didn’t know anything about it until a couple of days ago.
I’m sorry Trumpsters, but you have to be an absolute fool to believe that.
Let’s just look at a very brief rundown of what happened last year.
On June 7, 2016, Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with the Kremlin-backed attorney who promised him dirt on Hillary Clinton — information this person made clear was from the Russian government and was part of an effort to help his father’s presidential campaign.
That same day, Donald Trump gave a speech where he made the following statement:
I am going to give a major speech, on probably Monday of next week, and we’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons. I think you’re going to find it very informative and very, very interesting.
On June 9th, Trump’s oldest son, son-in-law, and campaign manager meet this Kremlin-backed lawyer at Trump Tower hoping to get the dirt they had been promised on Clinton.
That same day, Donald Trump, for the first time, sends out a tweet concerning Clinton’s deleted emails:
How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up–and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted? https://t.co/gECLNtQizQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2016
Amazing string of events, isn’t it?
Yet Donald Trump has said that he didn’t know about this meeting until a couple of days ago. He’s really trying to sell to the American people that these statements he made about Clinton which just happened to coincide with his son’s agreement to meet with this Russian agent, as well as the day of the meeting, were all simply a giant coincidence.
Furthermore, Trump wants people to believe that his oldest son, son-in-law, and top campaign official held this meeting, a highly controversial one that could have derailed his entire campaign had it been discovered prior to the election — in Trump Tower — without mentioning a single word about it to him?
Not only that, but he wants folks to believe that his oldest son concealed this meeting from him for over a year — despite the on-going federal investigation into whether or not his campaign colluded with the Russian government?
How gullible does someone have to be to believe this nonsense?
No matter what anyone might think of Donald Trump, one thing he’s not is a “hands-off” person who encourages people to think for themselves and act independently from his orders. He’s an egotistical control freak who wants to be surrounded by “yes-men” who do whatever he says, without question. And there’s nobody on Earth who knows that better than his children. That’s exactly why I don’t believe for a second that Trump’s oldest son would ever set up such a sketchy, possibly illegal meeting without getting approval from his father — let alone kept it secret from him for over a year.
Oh, and spare me this asinine talking point about how Trump Jr. should be praised for being “transparent.” He lied about this meeting for over a year and only addressed it publicly after they found out The New York Times had proof that it took place and the emails from when it was set up.
You don’t get credit for “coming clean” about something only after getting caught.
In my opinion, this situation is the best evidence we have that, no matter what, the vast majority of Trump supporters will never turn on him. I absolutely believe that Trump could admit tomorrow that he did, in fact, collude with Russia and his support among Republican voters wouldn’t drop by more than a few points.
They. Simply. Don’t. Care.
Though I will admit, as maddening as keeping up with this circus is, I am getting a few laughs watching Trump and his supporters trying to defend behavior that’s completely indefensible.
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