Trump Is Turning Himself Into A Punching Bag
Category: Op/EdBy: john-russell • 8 months ago • 26 comments
The President***** held a White House lawn press conference. One of the reporters broke through the fog of bamboozlement that surrounds Trump's every utterance, and asked the president***** if he had ever asked Bill Barr, the United States Attorney General, and the top man in US law enforcement, to investigate the Bidens.
Seems like a fair question, right? President Trump repeatedly told the reporter to be quiet. The reporter, who I believe was from NBC, stayed at it, asking Trump why he trying to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden when he hadn't asked the US Department of Justice to. Trump said "thats up to Bill Barr", acknowledging finally that he had never requested a domestic (US) investigation of the Bidens.
"We are concerned with corruption" Trump rather feebly spoke, not seeming to realize he has a lifetime full of corruption worthy of investigation within his own circle of friends and advisers.
Trump wanted one thing and one thing only. He wanted the president of Ukraine to go on American television and announce that the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was being investigated for corrupt behavior inside that country, so Trump could spend the next year reminding everyone every day how bad the Democrats are. He would have been able to say "don't take my word for it, the president of another country says so".
Now Trump is caught, he is floundering, and reduced to telling reporters to be quiet when they ask him to explain his lies.