On Tuesday, President Donald Trump appeared to reluctantly and partially walk back his doubts about Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The President claimed that he had accidentally misspoken or been misunderstood by reporters.
Few analysts or lawmakers were convinced. For those who defended the President, the Internet’s reaction was brutal and fast.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) found out the hard way when he posted to Twitter ahead of his cable appearance.
“I’ll be live on MSNBC in a few minutes (approx 3:15pm) talking about @realDonaldTrump’s diplomacy with Russia. Enjoy!” he wrote.
— BroncoFischDog (@dog_fisch) July 17, 2018
— KH (@setdancer) July 17, 2018
Rep Thomas Massie (KY) just embarrassed himself on MSNBC. Pathetic attempt to support an indefensible corrupt Trump. Deflection, lies, no answers- Mueller has another @GOP rep to investigate. pic.twitter.com/RKQ0H4BZEP
— Doug (@DougStoneMD) July 17, 2018
OMG. Really? How are you going to defend the opposite of what you defended yesterday?
— (((Jonathan “Yoni” Knoll))) (@yoni) July 17, 2018
lol, you are a complete lackey. You can't answer a single question without whataboutism.
— Mongo Like Candy (@enespacio) July 17, 2018
I was watching too. Messie couldn’t answer questions-kept diverting. Couldn’t say 1 word in defense of USA. Trump was sucking up 2 Putin we all witnessed it. The reporters asked straight forward questions- gave Trump every opportunity 2 defend America. He didn’t & U didn’t either
— Madison Lng (@MadisonLng18) July 17, 2018
You even mimic Trump's tweeting style.
Good luck finding a job after the elections.
— Dawn (@Alba_Dawn) July 17, 2018
So the next time I walk into a bank in attempt to rob it but walk out with out any money, with your absurd of logic I'm not guilty of any crime. Nice to know. PS. Try not sweating so much when on TV.
— Rock (@rockhead21) July 17, 2018
Need to check all Kentucky GOP for Russian ties. This man Massie sounds like he’s Ben flipped…too scary for words. Rand Paul, Thomas Massie and Mitch McConnell…all very supportive of Putin and treasonous Trump. pic.twitter.com/zUoZ0lu0S8
— Linda (@bgmama58) July 17, 2018