In the face of a shitstorm that included even shovelfuls from some Republicans, President Trump has decided he misspoke in Helsinki. As it turns out, he said, he realizes it was the Russians who interfered in our election in 2016.
What a surprise!
He does this kind of thing all the time, plays to the audience in front of him then claims it was misunderstood later when the fecal matter hits the fan. This time the explanation was the difficulty in sending messages through double negatives.
Again, what a surprise!
The problem here is I am almost willing to accept any explanation that involves an accident of double negatives because there’s not much that doesn’t fit under that umbrella when it comes to President Trump, a doubly-negative bonehead if ever there was one. I”m not saying he isn’t smart, but…
No hall pass. Not this time.
The bastard was pandering to one of the most evil characters on earth, a man who thinks nothing of tossing troops into hopeless confusion, murdering his enemies or sending spies with poison to attack folks in other countries.
Kind of hard to view him as a reliable new friend. Oh, if only we had a time machine and could go back to the day before he left for Europe. He could get a cold or something and have to stay home. On the other hand, if we had a time machine we could go back to 2016 and fix this thing.
You may now have a choice.
He is either such a pussy he can’t say the right thing at the right time to clarify the situation because the Russkies have him by the short curlies, or he is dumb as a paving block and wouldn’t know the right thing to say if it hopped into his mouth and volunteered to come out proclaiming a truth.
Such a foolish man.
So, the panderers on this side of the pond will accept this, I predict, as an “honest’ mistake that shows the president has a hard time working in the English language. They will quote him in this process to show he expressed contrition.
Problem is, the damage is done.
Where the hell is Mueller when you most need him?