Trump had another phone interview on Fox News on Saturday and people can’t help but notice that when he was asked if he’s a Russian asset, he didn’t say “no.” Host Jeanine Pirro posed a simple and straightforward question: “Are you now or have you ever worked for Russia Mr. President?”
In his rambling response, he didn’t exactly deny it.
“I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked. I think it’s the most insulting article I’ve ever had written,” he said, referring to the recent New York Times article that revealed an FBI investigation into his being a possible asset of Russia. “And if you read the article you’d see that they found absolutely nothing.”
Trump was asked tonight if he is or ever was a Russian agent.
For the record, he didn't say no. Smh. https://t.co/yVAiEVPNw7
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 13, 2019
Just because it’s insulting doesn’t mean it’s not true.
This might help explain why Trump was jumping from odd topic to odd topic on Twitter Sunday, going from the claim that the Democrats don’t think DACA is “worth it” (whatever that means) to the border wall to threatening the nation of Turkey to Jeff Bezos to making the same racist post about Elizabeth Warren twice, 45 minutes apart.
If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash! pic.twitter.com/D5KWr8EPan
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019
He then called the above video of a woman daring to drink alcohol a “beer catastrophe.” Is that the engine sputtering?
This comes after a full weekend of Twitter rants about the wall that is both not going to happen and was revealed to be vulnerable to *checks notes* common household saws. He also lost the possibility of GoFundMe money and is under increasing pressure with the government shutdown breaking the all-time record for longest shutdown in U.S. history. Under that much stress, who can remember complicated answers like “no, I am not and have never been a traitor to the country I’m in charge of right now.”
Adding to the increasingly teetering tower of “uh oh” for the President is the legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, who is saying that sources have told him the Mueller report is about as bad for Trump as it could be.
Acclaimed journalist @carlbernstein revealed today that sources told him Mueller’s Final report will show:
“Trump helped Putin destabilize the United States and interfere in the election.”
Mueller is coming and the @GOP’s Senate majority won’t be enough to save Trump.
— Ryan Knight 🇺🇸 (@ProudResister) January 14, 2019
Distracting people will petty jabs about the kind of drinking you loved from Brett Kavanaugh isn’t going to cut it this time, Mr. President. But at least in the future maybe he can say that he never claimed to not be a Russian agent against the U.S. You know, from his jail cell.
Meanwhile, everybody is going to rub this in his face.
— BubbaWubba (@bubba_wubba) January 13, 2019
I keep expecting to see a windup key in his back. Maybe we could ship him back to the Island of Misfit Toys. https://t.co/cSrnKWt9H3
— Ray MacMeeken (@MacmeekenRay) January 13, 2019
Strange this is the one time he can't lie. https://t.co/wWOQ8woRPE
— TruthisTruth (@pamodie1953) January 13, 2019
His ego is of more importance to him than his patriotism.
— Robert Makin (@Thurgood76) January 13, 2019
Insulted because he doesn’t work for Russia, he’s a partner.
— Dennis C. (@dennisclaude3) January 13, 2019
It’s like when a guy is cheating on his wife and she asks him if he’s cheating. His response is “How can you ask me that? That is so insulting!”
— Roger Goff (@rogergoff) January 13, 2019
Saying “no” would be a lie and a Mueller has already shown what happens to liars once he gets his hands on them. #Jail2019
— Brian Trotier (@BrianTrotier) January 13, 2019
Trump surely didn’t say “nyet,” either…
— Irish Temper 🍀🔥 (@ThatBlonde66) January 13, 2019
— leewahcaulayculkin😱 (@leewah) January 13, 2019
.@realdonaldtrump lies 40 times a day without batting an eye. But he thinks he's telling the truth. He couldn't lie and say that, no, he never worked for the Russians because he thinks he doesn't lie. So, he had to avoid the question. Patently obvious to everyone but him. #SAD! https://t.co/OdWDHxHlGw
— Kathleen Lenkeit (@KathleenLenkeit) January 14, 2019
In Nixon’s time this response was called a non denial denial – #PutinsPuppet
— Lostin24 (@GetableData) January 13, 2019
Fox served a softball and i bet even they didnt expect him to reply like that
— EL Not Genius Nor Stable (@aigbombers) January 13, 2019
When asked if he engages questionable and illegal activities, Jerry Sandusky also didn’t say “no”.
— NWtrailhound (@NWtrailhound) January 13, 2019
And if you ask my bosses in Russia, they’ll tell you I’ve been super-duper tough on Russia by giving them exactly what they ask for.
— Machine Pun Kelly (@KellyScaletta) January 13, 2019
He can't even lie right. pic.twitter.com/BAcYMvcHhb
— Pixie LoreⓋ #UniteOrWeLose (@PixieLore) January 13, 2019
“Honey, why is there a charge on our credit card receipts for an overnight hotel room the night you said you were working late?”
“The very idea you would ask such a thing!”
— Michael (@MDresk) January 13, 2019
In gambling terms…that's a tell.
— Fish T. Flop (@fishtflop) January 13, 2019
But he took the notes from his interpreter after his 90 minute one on one with Russia.
Republicans – I ask you – why?
— RedWhiteandBlue (@RedWhtBlue) January 13, 2019
Don’t ask Republicans. They’ll just pretend to be insulted and then won’t answer the question.