Trump manages to humiliate himself once again on Twitter – this time admitting he is under investigation by the FBI.
One would think that Trump would try to lay low after the last couple of weeks of testimony, controversy and embarrassment. But no – he continues his pattern of taking to Twitter to make things worse.
Earlier this week, Trump was mercilessly mocked after he had an embarrassing early morning Twitter tantrum in the wake of a report by the Washington Post that Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, is now looking into the possibility that Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
A seemingly panic stricken Trump took to Twitter the following day, lashing out at “Crooked H” [Hillary] in an apparent public temper tantrum [like we have never seen any of those from him before….].
“Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?” his first tweet read, followed by “Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ‘bleached’ emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?“
Seeming to be a glutton for punishment, Trump took to Twitter again Friday morning, tweeting: “After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians,; nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!“
A little more than an hour later, and Trump posted a tweet admitting that he is under FBI investigation.
“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt” he tweeted.
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
As NBC News reports: “Trump may have been referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a highly critical memo about Comey last month. In separate closed-door meetings with the House and the Senate, Rosenstein said his memo was ‘not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination.'”
Twitter was quick to respond to Trump’s rather stunning – as well as confusing – admission.
While several noted individuals blasted Trump over his tweet, David Nussbaum, the chief executive of the WWF-UK (World Wide Fund for Nature) and CEO of The Elders, had one of the most thorough responses with a series of tweets:
- Robert Mueller told you to fire James Comey? Donald, you’re not making any sense. Take your meds.
- Oh holy shit. I’m just understanding this now. You’re blaming Rosenstein for the decision. The Rosenstein smear campaign has started. You’re gonna fire Rod & replace him with someone who will fire Mueller! Mueller must be close to having the goods on you. Nice.
- Wait. Why are you tweeting? It’s Friday morning, shouldn’t you be wasting taxpayer dollars by golfing at one of your resorts somewhere?
- Look at you throwing Sessions and Rosenstein under the bus for a terrible decision you made. Psst, Mueller is gonna get you. Resign! Run!
- Didn’t you go on national tv and say ‘your mind was already made up to fire Comey’ when Sessions and Rosenstein *recommended* you fire him?
- But you’re the big boy president. You’re in charge. Nobody makes your decisions but you. Who “told” you to fire Comey?
ABC News contributor David Blaustein posted a couple of tweets which read:
- Reminder: No matter who told you to fire Comey, you’re the POTUS. You might have said, “No, that could be construed as “obstruction…”
- Instead, you fired him then bragged about it to reps from a hostile government, in the Oval Office, the next day!
Neuroscientist and contributor to numerous periodicals such as Forbes, Economic Times, NPR, and Medium Anirvan Ghosh tweeted the following observations:
- So it’s confirmed now. Trump is personally being investigated.
- Very likely that Kushner is under investigation as well. There’s only so far you can go by flagrantly violating rules.
- Comparisons with Watergate are right, except this might be worse.
In a post that may or may not have been in direct response to Trump’s tweet, John Fugelsang tweeted: “Trump promised to create tons of new jobs; we just didn’t know they would all be for criminal defense attorneys.”
There are several other insightful observations posted in response to Trump’s tweet – too many to list here – so be sure to head over to his post on Twitter and check them out for yourself.