We all know that Trump’s big defense for his latest open corruption — i.e., that he’s actually trying to stop corruption — is laughable on its face.
I mean, it’s a little like Carrot Top criticizing Gallagher for filling a weary world with bad prop comedy.
But it’s worth reflecting over just how risible it is.
And the claim can be shut down — as you’ll soon see — with however many words are in a tweet these days. (More than 140, right? Still, not that many.)
First, the comedy stylings of Donald John Trump:
As President I have an obligation to end CORRUPTION, even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country or countries. It is done all the time. This has NOTHING to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens. This does have to do with their corruption!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
And then this, from writer, prolific tweeterer, and not-Trump-fan Stuart Stevens:
His campaign manager is a felon. His deputy campaign manager is a felon. His NSA is a felon. His foreign policy advisor is a felon. His longtime personal lawyer is a felon. But the defense is he cares about corruption? https://t.co/8occMicozh
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) October 4, 2019
And to refresh your battered memory, here’s the list:
- Paul Manafort
- Rick Gates
- Michael Flynn
- Michael Cohen
Poor, unlucky Donald Trump. So many criminals seek him out just to victimize him and smear his prodigious shit-smear of a name.
And you can guarantee if Barack Obama’s or Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager had been convicted of a felon, Fox News would have spun off a new cable channel just to cover it.
But now? The story is Donald Trump really hates corruption.
Yeah, try again.