For the last several months, popular vote loser Donald Trump has been insisting that the reasons he fired former FBI Director had nothing to do with what he calls the “witch hunt” of the Russia investigation.
Case in point, Trump tweeted this on Thursday morning:
“Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia! The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!”
Only problem is, and I know this will come as a shock to the world, this tweet was a lie.
As Rep Ted Lieu (D. CA) pointed out in response to Trump, Trump himself admitted, on camera, that the exact reason he fired Comey was because of the Russia investigation:
“Dear @realDonaldTrump: Remember when you went on national TV with Lester Holt & told the American people you fired James Comey because of Russia? There’s a tape of it.”
“Remember when you told the Russian Ambassador you fired Comey because of Russia? There’s a transcript of it.”
That’s right. Not only did Trump admit why he fired Comey to Lester Holt in a filmed interview for NBC, he admitted it again, on tape, to the Russian ambassador.
Donnie’s lies are coming more frequent and more brazen. Lucky for ??, the only ones who believe this ?? is 35% low IQ ppl. pic.twitter.com/rUUmaeHobe
— Linda Case (@lindacaseauthor) May 31, 2018
The president thinks you’re stupid. He thinks you’ll either a) forget what he said in the past, despite recorded proof, or b) believe what he says now just because he says it, despite recorded proof.