President Trump’s last week was as good as the mainstream media’s was bad after Attorney General William Barr revealed that after 2 years, 2,800 subpoenas, and nearly 500 search warrants and witness interviews, Special Counsel Robert Mueller “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election” nor did it conclude that Trump obstructed justice.
Since, Trump’s Twitter feed has featured a steady stream of exuberant trolling of his political enemies who invested so much of their hopes of taking him down in the now belly-up “collusion” narrative.
Trump welcomed Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report on Sunday by posting an emphatically non-Trumpian, understated post: “Good Morning, Have A Great Day!” He followed that with a familiar slogan: “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
His next collusion-themed post quoted his favorite news channel: “No matter your ideologies or your loyalties, this is a good day for America. No American conspired to cooperate with Russia in its efforts to interfere with the 2016 election, according to Robert Mueller, and that is good,” he wrote, quoting Fox News’ Bret Baier.
Next was a direct quote from Barr’s summary: “The Special Counsel did not find that the Trump Campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian Government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump Campaign.”
The president followed that by trollingly tweeting out an MSNBC headline: “Breaking News: Mueller Report Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy.”
On Tuesday, he celebrated the humiliation of “the Real Opposition Party!”: “The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all over the World as being corrupt and FAKE. For two years they pushed the Russian Collusion Delusion when they always knew there was No Collusion. They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!”
And the Democrats: “What we’re seeing on Capitol Hill right now is that the Democrats are walking back any charges of Collusion against the President,” he wrote quoting Byron York and Bill Hemmer. “Should never have been started, a disgrace!” Trump added.
President Trump also had some fun with reports of the left-leaning media’s ratings collapse: “The Fake News Media has lost tremendous credibility with its corrupt coverage of the illegal Democrat Witch Hunt of your all time favorite duly elected President, me! T.V. ratings of CNN & MSNBC tanked last night after seeing the Mueller Report statement. @FoxNews up BIG!”
After tweeting out a few articles on Mueller’s findings of no collusion, Trump returned to his Fake News Media theme Thursday: “The Fake News Media is going Crazy! They are suffering a major ‘breakdown,’ have ZERO credibility or respect, & must be thinking about going legit. I have learned to live with Fake News, which has never been more corrupt than it is right now. Someday, I will tell you the secret!”
He also worked in a shot at his least favorite morning show: “Wow, ratings for ‘Morning Joe,’ which were really bad in the first place, just ‘tanked’ with the release of the Mueller Report. Likewise, other shows on MSNBC and CNN have gone down by as much as 50%. Just shows, Fake News never wins!”
On Friday, Trump issued another series of posts on the collapse of the collusion narrative: “Robert Mueller was a Hero to the Radical Left Democrats, until he ruled that there was No Collusion with Russia (so ridiculous to even say!). After more than two years since the ‘insurance policy’ statement was made by a dirty cop, I got the answers I wanted, the Truth. The problem is, no matter what the Radical Left Democrats get, no matter what we give them, it will never be enough. Just watch, they will Harass & Complain & Resist (the theme of their movement). So maybe we should just take our victory and say NO, we’ve got a Country to run!”
The president also had some thoughts on various outlets winning coveted awards for reports on the false narrative: “So funny that The New York Times & The Washington Post got a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage (100% NEGATIVE and FAKE!) of Collusion with Russia – And there was No Collusion! So, they were either duped or corrupt? In any event, their prizes should be taken away by the Committee!”
And his “no collusion”-themed posts continued Monday: “Now that the long awaited Mueller Report conclusions have been released, most Democrats and others have gone back to the pre-Witch Hunt phase of their lives before Collusion Delusion took over. Others are pretending that their former hero, Bob Mueller, no longer exists!”
“Everybody is asking how the phony and fraudulent investigation of the No Collusion, No Obstruction Trump Campaign began. We need to know for future generations to understand. This Hoax should never be allowed to happen to another President or Administration again!” he wrote in another post Monday.