President Donald Trump posted an attack on “haters and radical Democrats” just as Attorney General Bill Barr was finishing his press conference.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
“It’s as if they had this planned to pop right when Barr ended,” Daily Beast political editor Sam Stein noted.
It’s as if they had this planned to pop right when Barr ended https://t.co/ghXFxfUQIZ
— Sam Stein (@samstein) April 18, 2019
Congressional reporter Michael McAuliff agreed, saying: “Ah. This is what they did with the early look at the report.”
Ah. This is what they did with the early look at the report. https://t.co/vjnPTrCTsz
— Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) April 18, 2019
Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart noted that the Southern District of New York might disagree with that take.
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) April 18, 2019
You can read more takes below:
You have a big ass. https://t.co/hYMfMiS1YL
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 18, 2019
Reminder that Donald Trump's entire career can be read as one long revenge march against "the haters" https://t.co/XRVRza8l8U
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) April 18, 2019
"Mr President, in order for the public to believe that the attorney general is upholding the idea of impartial rule of law, we are going to need you to make no comment after the press conference ends."
The president, four seconds after the press conference ends https://t.co/NviicQ1wvO
— David Freedlander (@freedlander) April 18, 2019
So the White House consulted with DOJ ahead of the Mueller report release and leveraged that advanced notice into …
…a "Game of Thrones" meme https://t.co/05ESLENOYG
— Eliot Nelson (@eliotnelson) April 18, 2019
Trump has well and truly jumped the shark. Even for him. https://t.co/9LlBqDGxkt
— Mark Joyella (@standupkid) April 18, 2019
The president wastes no time borrowing HBO's font to issue a divisive 2020 campaign message. https://t.co/hBeEP5tQAW
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) April 18, 2019
Trump is outrageously declaring Game Over even before the tip-off. He declared Game Over EVEN BEFORE the public and Congress — a co-equal branch — have seen the Mueller Report. Declaring Game Over is an insult to the public and to Congress.
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) April 18, 2019