Donald’s Trump’s anxiety over the Mueller investigation reaches new heights daily.
Wednesday morning it was manifested via a bonkers late-night meme shared to the president’s Twitter account showing Democratic figures such as Barack Obama, both Clintons, and special counsel Robert Mueller himself behind bars for “treason.”
— The Trump Train 🚂🇺🇸 (@The_Trump_Train) November 28, 2018
The meme was originally posted by a right-wing Trump fan page called ‘The Trump Train’ and is captioned, “Now that Russia collusion is a proven lie, when to the trials for treason begin?”
Altogether, there are eleven figures shown behind bars. In order of appearance from left to right: Bob Mueller, John Podesta, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Obama, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Eric Holder, James Clapper, James Comey, Bill Clinton, and Susan Rice.
Just minutes earlier, Trump lambasted mainstream media and Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“While the disgusting Fake News is doing everything within their power not to report it that way, at least 3 major players are intimating that the Angry Mueller Gang of Dems is viciously telling witnesses to lie about facts & they will get relief,” wrote the president on Twitter. “This is our Joseph McCarthy Era!”
While the disgusting Fake News is doing everything within their power not to report it that way, at least 3 major players are intimating that the Angry Mueller Gang of Dems is viciously telling witnesses to lie about facts & they will get relief. This is our Joseph McCarthy Era!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2018
Trump went on to retweet several more tweets by The Trump Train account, the first attacking General Motors for deciding to close a number of car factories in red states, the second spreading the false claim that illegal immigrants receive thousands of dollars in federal assistance, and the third scolding CNN and large-rock chucking “criminal illegals.”
He went on to retweet a post from a Mike Pence fan Twitter account (self-named ‘VP FAN,’ if you can believe it) which read: “I’m thankful for every day Hillary Clinton is not President!”
I'm thankful for every day Hillary Clinton is not President!
— VP FAN (@MikePenceVP) November 23, 2018
Many on Twitter couldn’t help but see Trump’s desperate meme-ing as a clear sign of guilt.
— Spitting CoFra (@SpittingCoFra) November 28, 2018
Obsessed much? Or just SCARED?
— ATCS(ret)Bill (@Bill20680) November 28, 2018
Others remarked on the fact that Rod Rosenstein—who is still Trump’s acting Deputy Attorney General—is featured in the image.
Donald Trump retweeted this. Yup that's his deputy attorney general in the background. https://t.co/JbA8jlYjPT
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) November 28, 2018
Trump retweeted a photo showing Rod Rosenstein in prison. He's still Deputy AG and is giving remarks on cybersecurity later this morning. https://t.co/oPSapKOZrU
— Justin Duckham (@Jduckham) November 28, 2018
TRUMP RTed this pic. So he wants these people "tried for treason":
* Rosenstein, Deputy AG
* Mueller, former FBI Director
* Comey, former FBI Director
* Holder, former AG
* Lynch, former AG
* Obama, former POTUS
* Clinton, former POTUS
* Clinton, former SoS
* Clapper, former DNI https://t.co/I54GI8FNP4
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) November 28, 2018
The president has retweeted an image that suggests he thinks Barack Obama and his own hand-picked deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, should be jailed for treason https://t.co/mTpdBHUWUw
— Jason Alt (@JasonAlt_dj) November 28, 2018
Some just pleaded for the impossible: that the president stop embarrassing us for just one lousy day.
Americans expect the President of the United States to act with some basic level of dignity. This sort of ridiculous post is beneath the dignity of the office. Could you go just one day without embarrassing us?
— SuperboffinLA (@SuperboffinLA) November 28, 2018
Wow! The president of the free world just retweeted a meme from a far right conspiracy page. No wonder the UN laughed at you. Nothing shocks me anymore at this point. Between the space force and a government ran news media you would think you are in the twilight zone.
— Ryan Weems (@rynofied) November 28, 2018
The President retweeted something that exemplifies his dignity, sophistication, and leadership; demonstrates his capacity for nuanced thinking; embodies his legacy as a statesman.
That said, this burn is so weak he wouldn't survive the bad-girl bathroom in my junior high school. https://t.co/Kkf1r2iE7X
— aitch (@ladiesbane) November 28, 2018
This is going to be an interesting week.