This morning, Trump tweeted out that one of his former campaign advisers says there was no collusion with Russia. No, seriously. That's supposedly his big "get" today. Proof positive that his administration is in the clear. Of course, it's when the FBI and Robert Mueller say there was no conspiracy or anything illegal done, that's what you're looking for! (And to be clear, the proper legal term is "conspiracy,", since the word "collusion" has no legal bearing) In fact, going further, it doesn't even matter if the public even believes Trump's tweet about his former campaign adviser. Or about anyone. I do understand trying to get ahead of the PR story, but the FBI and Mueller are really all that matter at the moment. Even despite Trump's campaign adviser giving the thumbs up...
Still, every time I read Trump or a surrogate insist to the general public that All in Well. No Problem. It's Fine. There Was Nothing Illegal. Things Are Great. Nothing To See Here, Move On - I immediately think of this scene from near the end of Animal House, when the parade has started to unravel. (And yes, that's a very young Kevin Bacon as the cadet.)
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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