Yesterday, Donald trump tried to convince us all that Melania Trump was looking at us through a White House window, when every reporter present has since confirmed that Melania wasn’t in the window. Today Trump has moved on from pretending that people are there when they aren’t, and now he’s claiming that his own people don’t exist when they do. The trouble: he immediately got busted for it, with a recording to prove it, and then he promptly went berserk.
Trump tweeted that, after having canceled his June 12th meeting with Kim Jong-Un, he might go ahead and reinstate it for that same date. After one of his own people admitted to the media on background that it wouldn’t even be logistically possible, Trump tweeted this in response: “The Failing NY Times quotes ‘a senior White House official,’ who doesn’t exist, as saying “even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.” WRONG AGAIN! Use real people, not phony sources.”
It took all of about a minute and a half for reporters to expose Trump on this. Brian Karem of CNN tweeted this: “I was there. This was a background briefing given by a senior administration official in the briefing room!” He then added “Matt Pottinger is the official. Introduced by Raj Shah. It happened in the briefing room. And there is audio available. The president lied. Since POTUS did not honor the agreement by claiming this was faked I do not have trouble naming the official.”
After getting caught in the act, Donald Trump frantically tried to change the subject. He began semi-coherently ranting about “13 Angry Democrats” and “spies” and “informants” in his campaign. He then rather comically asked why the FBI didn’t warn him during the election that he and his campaign were committing crimes.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report