By now, it’s no secret that President Donald Trump is no stranger to a good, laughable conspiracy theory when trying to save face. However, based on one of his more recent claims, it appears he has reached a new level of desperate in an attempt to make the Russia scandal go away once and for all. And, well, that attempt did not go so well.
“NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!” he tweeted.
Ummm…except they aren’t, sir. You see, while Trump would love nothing more than for everyone to believe that and pin the newly revealed text message on the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails, neither the full context of the message nor the timeline adds up.
The text, which was between two FBI agents on September 2, 2016, simply said that “[President Obama] wants to know everything we’re doing. The date on the text was September 2nd of 2016, which proves it had nothing to do with the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails, as the investigation had been finished for months. but you know…alternative facts and whatnot.
The Wall Street Journal confirms that the the text was in fact referring to President Obama wanting to know everything about Russian meddling in the presidential election. Trump believed that somehow this text message exonerates him in the Russia scandal, but all it really did was bring more heat and attention his own Russia scandal.
Also, Donald Trump’s unraveling doesn’t stop there either. After the stock market performed poorly for a couple days, Trump actually tried to start a public feud with the stock market on Twitter.
“In the “old days,” when good news was reported, the Stock Market would go up. Today, when good news is reported, the Stock Market goes down. Big mistake, and we have so much good (great) news about the economy!” he tweeted.
At the end of the day, the market ended up closing two hundred points lower than where it had been when Trump tweeted about it, signaling that investors are perhaps losing confidence in him surviving this.