The White House has avoided any questions about Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI and fully cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump was scheduled to invite reporters into the Oval Office on Friday for a photo-op with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, but that canceled after the news broke about Flynn being charged. More news broke, making Trump’s day even worse. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was the “senior administration official” who directed Flynn to make contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Obviously, that’s huge news, but Trump is pivoting and wants to talk about ‘fake news’ instead. There were reports saying that Trump planned to oust Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Trump said that was fake news and that he calls “the final shots.”
“The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon – FAKE NEWS!” President Exclamation Mark tweeted. “He’s not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!”
The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon – FAKE NEWS! He’s not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!https://t.co/FrqiPLFJ1E
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
Rex Tillerson is correct. Trump is a ‘fucking moron.’
The administration is trying to distance itself from Flynn and added that he was the “National Security Advisor at the White House for 25 days” as well as “a former Obama administration official.”
However, the White House left out a few important details. President Obama fired Flynn as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and he also warned Trump about Flynn during a discussion two days after the election and emphasized that he had concerns about him joining the national security team for the new president.
On top of that, just after Flynn was forced to resign, Trump called him a “wonderful man” who was treated unfairly by the media.
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