Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s term in office, there’s been a “tweet for everything.” Twitter users have been amused that no matter the topic, there was an archive of big mouth Trump bashing Obama (and others) for the same things (or worse) happening during his administration. Here is a prime example:
3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why @BarackObama can't manage to pass his agenda.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2012
Prior to taking office, attention-seeking Donald Trump was always angling to get himself on the front page of major newspapers and he frequently pitched himself as a financial and political expert for the purposes of getting on the nightly news. For whatever reason, newsy folks like Larry King ate it up and frequently had him on as a guest. Now those appearances could be used against him and he’ll have nobody to blame but himself.
As Michael Cohen faced a judge and received a 36-month prison sentence, federal prosecutors presented evidence Donald Trump had committed a felony in the campaign-finance case when he directed Michael Cohen to payoff Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels in order to silence them before the election. Trump took to Twitter to put the full blame on Michael Cohen, indicating he was only listening to legal counsel.
I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called “advice of counsel,” and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid. Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2018
Ignorance of the law is not a viable defense, but in any case, here is Donald Trump shattering his own weak defense by telling Larry King in 1999, “I think nobody knows more about campaign finance than I do.”
CNN found video of @realDonaldTrump bragging that he knows more about campaign-finance law than anybody.
Ruh roh. pic.twitter.com/lXQNTLF2kf
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) December 20, 2018
As Don Lemon said in the segment, “ruh roh.”