Thursday, April 18, 2019

What did Donald Trump do today?

He whistled past the graveyard of the Mueller Report.

A redacted version of the special counsel's report on the investigation into the links between Trump and the Russian attack on the 2016 election was released this morning.

In response, Trump declared that he was having a "good day" with the release of the report. 

Given what the report reveals in its unredacted portions, that's hard to take seriously. Trump's reaction to the news that a special counsel had been appointed—which is part of the report—is probably more indicative of his actual mood:

Shortly after insisting that the report was good news for him, Trump fled to his Florida luxury resort, avoiding media en route.

Why should I care about this, besides what is in the report itself?

  • "I'm fucked" isn't generally how people react to news that they will be investigated for things they didn't do.