Donald Trump spun out in a Twitter meltdown on Wednesday morning and is now claiming that he didn’t fire former FBI director James Comey over the Russia investigation. He did. He very clearly told NBC News’ Lester Holt he fired him over Russia.
Trump tweeted: “Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation, where by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!”
Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
Well, Trump told NBC News: “In fact, when I decided to just do it I said to myself, ‘you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story. It’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.'”
He attacked Stormy Daniels in a 6AM attack after she released a composite sketch of the man she claims threatened her to leave Donald Trump alone. Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti responded that an “nothing is better than a completely unhinged, undisciplined opponent” was the best one to meet in court.
Reaction on Twitter after Trump lies about the reason for firing James Comey:
You told the Russians a much different tale in the Oval Office. So were you lying to them or are you lying now?
Confused in the Capital https://t.co/CAWtK6GfNV
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) April 18, 2018
You do realize that you were on national television proving that what you’re saying in this tweet is what is a lie
— Kim Nichols (@kaj1205) April 18, 2018
We all watched your confession to Lester Holt.
— SELAL63 (@SELAL63) April 18, 2018
“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump told Lavrov & Kislyak, “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” -Donald Trump May 2017
— TerriLynn (@Loalasushi) April 18, 2018
— Realident (@realident) April 18, 2018
Donald Trump claims there was “No collusion” like my mom claims there was “no napkins” in her McDonald’s bag. There were definitely like 12 napkins just not enough for their liking.
— Blake Hammond (@BigRadMachine) April 18, 2018