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This Might Be Trump’s Best Tweet Yet

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President Donald Trump and I rarely agree. In fact, we are so far apart that if he said the sky was blue, I would say, “Shut up, you orange-faced afterbirth, lying sack of Russian urine!”

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But I must admit that Trump’s latest tweet is a good one. On Friday he confirmed that he was under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and then pointed out a rather interesting note, all in one tweet:

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This tweet made me howl, for a number of reasons:

  1. It’s completely inaccurate.
  2. It confirms that the president is being investigated for the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
  3. It shows why everyone inside the White House wants this jackass to stay off Twitter.
  4. That’s a lot of work for one tweet.

Now, let’s break this all down. Trump is being investigated by Mueller, not Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but sources at Fake NewsFox News have confirmed that this was all Rosenstein’s shade to catch:

Rosenstein’s May memo critical of ex-FBI Director James Comey’s performance was among the reasons cited by Trump and others in Comey’s firing. Soon after Comey’s ouster, Rosenstein—who had been Comey’s direct superior at the Justice Department—appointed Mueller, a former FBI director himself and a friend of Comey’s, to lead a wide-ranging probe, ostensibly focused on Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election but also encompassing a host of allegations made against Trump and his associates.

Until the president’s tweet, it was unconfirmed as to whether or not the president was officially part of Mueller’s investigation. The tweet seems to confirm that he is, in fact, being investigated, but CNN notes that it’s unclear whether Trump’s text is referring to reports that he’s under investigation or whether the White House received official notice that he’s being investigated.

Which leads to why everyone remotely associated with Trump wants his dumb ass to stay off Twitter. It’s one thing to be an incompetent leader who can hide behind an intelligent staff (see: the second Bush). But Trump’s insistence on speaking directly to his followers as if he’s the lead singer of a boy band is leading to more trouble.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, has to answer for his dumbass tweets, and CNN notes that she’s referring inquiries into his tweets to his private attorney, Marc Kasowitz. This proves how reckless his tweeting has become: His press staff can’t even answer for him.

But for those of us who wish him out of office, this might be his best use of 140 characters. Not only did he possibly confirm that he’s being investigated, but he shit on his deputy attorney general and sullied his already soiled Twitter name in 140 characters.

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Read more at Fox News and CNN.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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sources at Fake News Fox News have confirmed that this was all Rosenstein’s shade to catch.

Wow.

I am so literally kerflummoxed not only by the “thrown under a bus with a forklift generally ” implications here but the very specific “Dear Mr. Rosenstein: If you ever thought - as it seems you might have, based on that really weird quote of yours last night about what ‘Americans should ‘ think ’concerning matters from ‘undisclosed sources’, and what happened when said quote hit the mainstream media, of all places, without whom, based on the deliberate obfuscation and flat-out hiding of the evil your bosses plan to inflict on Americans, we would in innumerable cases since 20 Jan 2017 have no knowledge at all - that you could trust the Agent Orange to whom you report not to throw you under that bus, for one single nanosecond, we sincerely hope you have now been roundly & officially disabused of that notion” implications as well (which are YOOOOOOOOOOGE) that I’m just going to sit back and let the rest of you all chat.

Visiting that Twitter Library Trevor was talking about is going to be all sorts of fun:

(assuming, of course, we survive all this)