Responding to the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report regarding the FBI’s investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, the President lashed out at the report’s conclusions, calling them a “disgrace.”
“They fabricated evidence and they lied to the courts. This was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it, and they got caught,” Trump said, adding that it as “a very sad day” and “probably something that’s never happened in the history of our country.”
Trump on the IG report: "It is incredible. Far worse than I ever would've thought possible. It's an embarrassment to our country, it's dishonest. It's everything that a lot of people thought it would be, except far worse." pic.twitter.com/YHDixxv61r
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 9, 2019
But Trump’s characterization of the report didn’t reflect its contents, as Horowitz found “no political bias” in the FBI’s investigation, although he did discover “serious performance failures.”
Many on Twitter were quick to point out that Trump either wasn’t properly briefed on the report or simply was disseminating a lie.
Willing bet good money he didn’t read one single page of it.
— Frances (@pennyblab) December 9, 2019
Literally the opposite of the report’s conclusions.
— Brad Reed (@bwreed) December 9, 2019
I wonder who cherry picked it and put it into pop-up book format for him.
— Dave Lister (@DaveListerD) December 9, 2019
More Proof that the president can’t read or comprehend . Shouldn’t even be in office period!
— sylvia (@sylvia257) December 9, 2019
Someone tell him it falls just short of a complete and total exoneration of the FBI.
— The Swede (@AverageSavant) December 9, 2019
He hasn’t read it.
— Deborah Bee🐝 (@djbee28) December 9, 2019
None of his followers will read the report. They will simply digest the BS he is feeding to them.
— megster (@Joseph4Meg) December 9, 2019
Gaslight is all he has left
— Jenny Sampson (@JennySampson16) December 9, 2019
That’s,like, the opposite though…
— Momose M-ST 1 (@57stratreissue) December 9, 2019
The report doesn’t show any of that. Trump is delusional and incapable of comprehending the report.
— View From The Desert (@VFTDLV) December 9, 2019
So long, Steve King: 9-term white supremacist GOP congressman from Iowa loses primary
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