Worried White House aides try to tell Trump to quit hyping the Mueller report
It’s starting to sink into Donald Trump’s ossified brain that releasing the full Mueller report probably isn’t such a good idea after all. Yet as Trump pulls a 180 on allowing the public to have access to all of the special counsel’s findings, he just can’t quit hyping the 400-page-plus document as the “NO COLLUSION Mueller Report.”
That reportedly has some Trump aides a little worried, and you can bet the senior White House official quoted here is desperately trying to get Trump’s attention by talking to reporters. “There will be plenty of unfavorable things about the president in the full report, which we think will eventually come out, so let’s not go overboard saying there’s no wrongdoing. Let’s move on,” that senior White House official told New York magazine.
In other words, shut your cakehole, Trump—the report didn’t exonerate you and it more than likely has damning information in it.
Naturally, Trump just can’t keep himself from turning the political gift his attorney general handed him into a total loser. Sure, he’s revved up his base with his declaration of victory and calls for investigating his investigators. But, to borrow a Trump term, most Americans still smell a rat. They’re taking a wait-and-see approach.
Now if the Mueller report winds up showing anything but the “total and complete exoneration” Trump has loudly and repeatedly proclaimed, it’s gonna be one more big fat lie Trump told the American public.
“We’re letting people have a week to say, ‘Investigate the investigators!’ Take the victory lap, everyone agrees. Spike the football,” the same senior White House official said. “But then we need to put this behind us.”
Too late for that: Trump’s already gone on an exoneration bender voters will never forget.