This series is devoted to all those readers who bought into the Donald Trump flim-flam, voted for him, and are now struggling with buyer’s remorse. It is as I predicted months ago, only now enjoying it with much glee. This series is my opportunity to twist the knife.
The image above is a screen shot from Tuesday’s edition of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, and it pictures Donald Trump Jr. speaking on 24 July 2016. CNN has a transcript of his words:
(CNN) — On several occasions during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump Jr. dismissed and mocked claims that there was a connection between his father’s campaign and Russian government efforts to influence the election.Trump Jr.’s past statements on Russia are receiving new attention after he and The New York Times revealed he met with a lawyer he was told in an email was a “Russian government attorney” who had “very high-level and sensitive information” incriminating Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. In emails Trump Jr. made public Tuesday, he was told by a friend, publicist Rob Goldstone, that the information was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”Trump Jr. told Fox News that the meeting, which occurred on June 9, 2016, amounted to nothing and that he was just seeking political opposition research about his father’s opponent.After the meeting, Trump Jr. fought back against the notion in radio, TV and campaign appearances that any connection with Russia existed.Speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper in July, Trump Jr. called claims of Russian meddling “disgusting” when he was asked about comments by Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook that leaked DNC emails were part of a Russian effort to help Trump.“Well it just goes to show you their exact moral compass. I mean, they will say anything to be able to win this. I mean, this is time and time again, lie after lie,” Trump Jr. said.He added, “It’s disgusting. It’s so phony.”In campaign appearances in October and November, Trump Jr. brushed off the idea that his father’s campaign had connections to Russia and attacked the Clintons over the sale of a Canadian uranium mining company to Russia’s atomic energy agency Rosatom, alleging that the Clintons were engaged in a pay-to-play scheme.“We’ve seen corruption at the highest level,” Trump Jr. said on Oct. 17 to supporters in Colorado. “We’ve seen our country be sold out. We’ve seen, you know, the second Bill (Clinton) gives a speech in Russia for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Two weeks later, the State Department that’s run by Hillary Clinton signs off, giving Russians 20% of our uranium supply. And we’re the ones with the Russia connection. I mean, give me a break, folks. But that’s what this is about. It’s about hypocrisy.”
This week Mr. Trump Jr. admitted he arranged a meeting with a Russian lawyer he presumed was prepared to provide information from Russian government sources, information that would be damaging to the Clinton campaign.
From all appearances the Trump White House is scrambling to deflect this latest disaster, and I am enjoying every second of it. For years Donald Trump pushed the false notion that President Obama was ineligible to be President because he was not born in this country. He then launched his campaign for the office, employing a steady barrage of outrageous lies and lesser fabrications, swinging insult and slander as not seen in a modern presidential contest. And a large chunk of the American population bought into the swindle.
It is upon these unfortunates that I am now prepared to drop the hammer. You are fools and idiots of the highest order, the shining example of what is wrong with this country. Your moral bankruptcy led you by the nose to the scene of your destruction, and I am here to ensure you get the full benefit.
You can thank me later.