During Thursday’s “AC360,” host Anderson Cooper couldn’t help but poke fun at Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for his major flub over a claim that the FBI had a “secret society.”
The news sent the right-wing conspiracy theorists spinning as some kind of verification that the so-called “deep state” existed as an internal shadow government to undermine President Donald Trump.
The reality, it turns out is that the text was nothing more than a joke and an obvious one at that. FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok were joking about a Vladimir Putin “beefcake” calendar and the first meeting of a fake secret society. For those who read the entire context of the text it became obvious that it was a joke. Johnson, however, spent Wednesday claiming it was proof of some kind of sedition and refused to release the full context of the text.
Today, Johnson became the fool. As reporters rushed to get a comment about the error from the senator, Johnson fled.
“As you saw, he was really eager to get into that elevator,” Cooper noted of the tape of Manu Raju chasing Johnson. “It’s almost like he was late for his first secret society meeting.”
Watch the full commentary below:
Lincoln Project whacks the president: ‘We end COVID when we end Trump’s presidency’
President Donald Trump on Thursday held a campaign rally in Wisconsin with supporters "packed in like sardines."
At the rally, Trump ridiculed former Vice President Joe Biden for social distancing at campaign appearances with America's death toll over 200,000. Also on Thursday, Biden held a town hall meeting on CNN where he spoke in-depth about the challenges of a coronavirus vaccine.
The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists working to defeat Trump, said that "only one candidate will protect your family from coronavirus" in a new video.
Trump mocked for 95-minute ‘slurring’ campaign speech — before crowd ‘packed in like sardines’ in Wisconsin
President Donald Trump gave a fear-filled and factually inaccurate campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin on Thursday.
The rally, held in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, featured a large crowd closely packed together.
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's speech, which lasted approximately 95 minutes:
Trump is slurring and sounds tired pic.twitter.com/6MJLw2fpms
Trump: A Biden presidency would mean ‘no guns, no religion, no energy, no oil’
At President Donald Trump's rally on Thursday night in Mosinee, Wisconsin, he offered his supporters a dire — and baseless — warning about what a Joe Biden presidency would mean for America, and for their lives.
"Remember this in politics — it's always the thing that they say first. That's what they're going to do," said Trump. "No guns, no religion, no energy, no oil. Remember that, remember."
Contrary to Trump's claim, Biden has not called for eliminating any of those four things in his campaign, or indeed at any point of his career in politics.