The other day Donald Trump risibly claimed that he doesn’t do coverups and is, in fact, the most transparent president, like, ever.
And boy did we all larf to beat the band … like these people in this random deli somewhere:
I was at a deli when Trump’s Rose Garden press conference aired on TV today. When Trump said “I think most of you would agree to this — I’m the most transparent president in the history of this country,” every person waiting at the counter laughed out loud. Every single one.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) May 22, 2019
Well, congressional Democrats found it laughable, too … if not all that funny.
In one sense he’s right, of course. Trump is transparently evil, transparently racist, and transparently stupid, but “transparent” he is not. He might as well say he has the best powdered wig of any president, or is the smartest POTUS ever, or has gotten stuck in fewer bathtubs than William Howard Taft. Of course, we don’t believe any of those things.
And neither do congressional Democrats. So they’re letting the administration know about it:
TO: The most transparent POTUS, probably in the history of this country
FROM: Rep. Ted Lieu pic.twitter.com/PqwQ79YFtk
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) May 22, 2019
To: AG Barr
When can I see the documents that helped you decide to go to court to try to have the ACA declared unconstitutional?
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) May 23, 2019
Since you stated emphatically that you "don’t do cover ups." Can you confirm that no more unreported migrant deaths have occurred?
— Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) May 23, 2019
I just sent this letter to Attorney General Barr.
— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) May 23, 2019
I just sent this letter to @realDonaldTrump – who, as you heard, is the most transparent president ever.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) May 23, 2019
I’d also like to know why he lied about his business connections with Russia during the campaign when he was still pursuing Trump Tower Moscow, and for good measure, maybe he can tell us all about the “unbelievable” things his Hawaii investigators found out about Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Because we’ve been waiting on that bombshell for quite a while now.
I mean, this guy is basically a bad comb-over masquerading as a human being. He doesn’t do coverups? That’s all he does, FFS!!