Trump says impeachment is ‘a dirty, disgusting, filthy word’ and shows exactly why it is needed

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Standing on the White House lawn and screaming over the sound of the helicopter idling in the background, Donald Trump engaged in a prolonged attack on Robert Mueller, President Obama, John McCain, and “the worst people in the world.”

It’s clear that the 10 minutes that Mueller spent on stage Wednesday morning kicked Trump’s rage burner to a new level, as he actually spent longer shouting his responses and finding new insults to fling at the special counsel’s office than Mueller spent talking. In addition to calling Mueller a “true never-Trumper,” Trump lied repeatedly about Mueller wanting the job of FBI director. Trump insisted that Mueller “wanted the job badly,” came to Trump for the job, and “was told no” a day before he was selected as special counsel. Which Trump declared meant that Mueller “should never have been picked.” Trump also brought up the dispute over golf fees that caused Mueller to leave one of Trump’s clubs as a reason that Mueller was “conflicted.”

All of which will be great material for questioning when Robert Mueller appears before Congress. Especially since Steve Bannon has already testified that it was Trump who wanted Mueller brought in to solicit his advice on who should get the FBI director job.

While he was screaming, Trump disavowed that he had been the one to order hiding the name of the destroyer USS John McCain so he wouldn’t see it during his Japan visit—and then went on to blame McCain for the war in Iraq by saying that he had “forced” George W. Bush to launch that conflict. But Trump admitted that the name had been obscured by “someone who knew” that he hated McCain.

But Trump returned to Mueller repeatedly, refusing to agree that Mueller had acted honorably, but still insisting that Mueller had exonerated him. “With Bill Clinton, his special prosecutor, it was guilty, guilty, guilty … with me, he said essentially, you’re innocent.” Reporters attempted to point out that this wasn’t true, and that Muller believed he wasn’t allowed to bring charges. Trump sneered on.

And when someone brought up impeachment, Trump’s screaming reached a new pitch as he called it “a dirty, disgusting, filthy word.”

Donald Trump knows a lot about dirty, filthy, disgusting words—that much is recorded on tape and in court documents. But with those 17 minutes on the White House lawn, Trump made an excellent case for applying this particular “dirty word” immediately.

Trump lied about Mueller asking for the the FBI job. He lied about the results of the report. He called the investigators in the special counsel’s office “some of the worst people in the world.” And he declared that his effort to take down the whole Department of Justice and the FBI would be “one of my greatest achievements.” He lied about McCain. He lied about Russia and insisted that “Russia did not help me at all” and that, if anything, Russia helped Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s helipad rant was a direct response to Mueller, to the building momentum for impeachment, and to the way that William Barr’s wall of lies is beginning to crumble. And it was a powerful display of the need to keep up the pressure.

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The Trump Files: Donald Was Curious About His Baby Daughter’s Breasts It’s not the only time he made creepy comments about his daughters’ looks. Read the rest of “The Trump Files”: •Trump Files #1: The Time Andrew Dice Clay Thanked Donald for the Hookers •Trump Files #2: When Donald Tried to Stop Charlie Sheen’s Marriage to Brooke Mueller •Trump Files #3: The Brief Life of the “Trump Chateau for the Indigent” •Trump Files #4: Donald Thinks Asbestos Fears Are a Mob Conspiracy •Trump Files #5: Donald’s Nuclear Negotiating Fantasy •Trump Files #6: Donald Wants a Powerball for Spies •Trump Files… Read more »
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Impeach trump

He is far beyond unhinged-he is a despicable human being and he hates all of us and this country….the only part that is unclear is how he has mesmerized the entire Republican Party and why they continue to inflict this serious threat on our democracy??? They have taken an oath of office and are not upholding those words…

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Elli

Trump should keep his dirty, filthy, mouth shut more.” BULLY” All he can do is call people names and put them down. People should do to him what he does to everybody that does not sing his tune. He is delusional maniac and he needs to be thrown out of the Oval Office soon. He sets no example of goodness in this country. He does everything what Putin tells him which we are not privy to. It is a shame.
He is the sum of the earth. Go drown in your swamp.

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Michael owens

Totally agree. His brand of stupid is destabilising our trade down here in Australia. Trump is Evil !

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Mxyzptlk

Trump is destroying our diplomatic relations all over the world. So sorry. Our elections are not being done honestly. Hillary actually had more votes than Trump in our last election but we have this thing called the Electoral College that actually determines who becomes our President. We are trying to do away with the Electoral College and go by the most votes (popular votes). There is opportunity for election corruption by the way that the Electoral College is setup. By changing the voting boundaries for districts and voting areas they can change the outcome of an election. It’s corrupt.

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Mxyzptlk

Whether Trump likes it or not, is impeached or not, his name will always be tied to impeachment in history now.

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Here’s what POTUS Dump is doing a great job at: A Chronological List of Trump’s 8 Known Mistresses Stormy Daniels Karen McDougal Kara Young Allison Giannini Kylie Bax Rowanne Brewer Lane Gabriela Sabatini Marla Maples I guess you teach your family his great moral family values? Think about this Really think about this This not a video game This is your family What kind of values do you raise your children with? Do you raise them to be full of greed and envy with their nose stuck in the air conceited and delusional claiming to be the best at everything?… Read more »
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Trump promised us that the advantages to his tax cuts for the wealthy would be passed along to us through them increasing more jobs, paying higher wages and reducing inflation. You believe him? Here are 17 U.S. companies that laid off large numbers of employees after taking Dump’s tax cuts: 1. Pfizer 2. AT&T 3. General Motors 4. Kimberly-Clark 5. Comcast 6. Harley-Davidson 7. Walmart 8. Citibank 9. McDonald’s 10. Hewlett-Packard 11. Tenet Healthcare 12. Carrier 13. Tesla 14. Microsoft 15. Schneider Electric 16. Coca Cola 17. Dunkin’ Donuts Source: Cheat Sheet was established in 1978, it’s a Human Rights… Read more »
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Here’s a list of some things so far that the Dump administration has done to make the U.S. a worse place for ordinary workers. 1) Denied guaranteed overtime pay to 12.5 million workers, effectively transferring $1.2 billion from their paychecks to their bosses’ bank accounts. 2) Proposed a rule allowing companies with less than 250 workers to cease reporting workplace injuries and illness statistics to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — and removed a list of Americans killed in workplace accidents from OSHA’s home page. 3) Refused to ban a pesticide that’s been linked to birth defects in the… Read more »