It took almost 24 hours but Donald Trump finally issued a statement attacking Democrats for releasing notes that showed he tried to bully the Department of Justice into calling the 2020 presidential election "corrupt" and that that he would take it from there afterward.
With lawmakers and ex-prosecutors calling for Trump to be indicted for sedition after the New York Times dropped the bombshell report on Friday, on Saturday Trump tried what one critic called "lame idiotic spin" in an effort to make himself look like a hero for standing up for voter "integrity."
"The corrupt and highly partisan House Democrats who run the House Oversight Committee yesterday released documents—including court filings dealing with the rigged election of 2020—that they dishonestly described as attempting to overturn the election" Trump asserted in a statement issued through spokesperson Liz Harrington
He added, "In fact, it is just the opposite. The documents were meant to uphold the integrity and honesty of elections and the sanctity of our vote."
Needless to say, few on Twitter were buying it as you can see from the comments below:
@realLizUSA Notice he doesn't deny telling the acting attorney general just say it was corrupt and leave the rest t… https://t.co/3XODNijEXK— Keith Murray (@Keith Murray) 1627747800.0
@realLizUSA Will the TFG ever stop whining about the 2020 election he lost? Ever?— David Allen (@David Allen) 1627745798.0
@realLizUSA We see you. #NeverWas https://t.co/TXHOGGwYrR— BlessYourHeart (@BlessYourHeart) 1627748233.0
@realLizUSA Trump is a lying conman that needs to be arrested today!!!! He is a seditious traitor. #LockHimUp… https://t.co/trGwhHbCOl— Zoe Martin💙☮️☀️🌵 (@Zoe Martin💙☮️☀️🌵) 1627747078.0
@realLizUSA OMG. How pathetic can you get. Trump gets caught time and time again doing illegal and criminal things… https://t.co/TEhsETagHV— Johnny Rocko (@Johnny Rocko) 1627747159.0