On the way to his plane to fly back to the White House Sunday, President Donald Trump called Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of Robert Mueller’s report an example of “full exoneration.”
“So after a long look, after a long investigation, after so many people have been so badly hurt, after not looking at the other side where a lot of bad things, a lot of horrible things happened, a lot of very bad things happened for our country, it was just announced there was no collusion with Russia, the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” Trump said. “There was no collusion with Russia. There was no obstruction and none whatsoever. And it was a complete and total exoneration.”
Trump continued, playing the victim of a witch hunt.
“It’s a shame our country had to go through this. To be honest, it’s a shame that your president has had to go through this for before I even got elected, it began,” he said. “And it began illegally. Hopefully somebody is going to look at the other side. This was an illegal takedown that failed. And hopefully somebody’s going to be looking at the other side. So it’s complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction. Thank you very much. Thank you. “
Watch the full statement below: