In his second interview with the Daily Caller in as many days, President Donald Trump on Wednesday boasted that he possessed intimate pictures of former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whom the president often claims are "best friends."
Trump: I could show you 100 photos of Mueller and Comey "hugging and kissing each other" https://t.co/L8W82PO1YJ https://t.co/NSMO0rXb3X— The Hill (@The Hill)1536171366.0
Trump was asked if he had interviewed Mueller as a potential FBI director, a position Mueller had previously held under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
"I liked him," Trump recalled of Mueller, "but I didn’t give him the job."
When pressed on why not, Trump said he had a "business dispute" with Mueller and that "he’s Comey’s best friend."
Trump then made a stunning claim - that he has pictures of Comey and Mueller "hugging and kissing."
I could give you 100 pictures of him and Comey hugging and kissing each other. You know, he’s Comey’s best friend.
This occurred moments after Trump had reiterated his belief that Mueller's investigation into Trump-Russia collusion and obstruction of justice is "illegal."
"I view it as an illegal investigation," Trump groaned. "It should’ve never been started. It should’ve never been allowed to start." The president added that he is "not the target of this investigation, just in case you don’t realize."
I consider it to be an illegal investigation. It should’ve never been allowed to have happened.
The president also referred to Mueller and his team of prosecutors as "17 angry Democrats," however the typical line of attack is "13 angry Democrats" (Mueller is a life-long Republican).
No one believes Trump has pictures of Comey and Mueller kissing, but here is one of Trump kissing Comey.
@RawStory @DemodogsandCats Here's one of some guy giving Comey a peck on the cheek and holding his hand. https://t.co/KRY6aMEctb— Ellen Garrison (@Ellen Garrison)1536168662.0
Social media remembers a video of Trump and his now TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani embracing - while Giuliani is dressed in drag.
@thehill I can show video of trump & giuliani kissing! @realDonaldTrump @RudyGiuliani https://t.co/5Dzr9q1iXm— 4q2 (@4q2)1536172719.0
@jdawsey1 No, but I've got Trump nuzzling Giuliani in a dress. https://t.co/wLmVO9AXGy— OttolineMorrell (@OttolineMorrell)1536168103.0
Regardless, Twitter immediately fired back at Trump. Put up or shut up, Mr. President.
@thehill What? https://t.co/3dTxW7W65M— The Modern Bostonian (@The Modern Bostonian)1536173168.0
Trump tells the Daily Caller he could give them 100 pictures of Comey and Mueller "hugging and kissing" each other.… https://t.co/tLSwHBaz5A— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey)1536163246.0
@thehill Great! Show us! I'll be over here...waiting.— stable covfefe genius 🇺🇲🌎🌐 (@stable covfefe genius 🇺🇲🌎🌐)1536171643.0
@thehill Bring them on, let us see what you got @realDonaldTrump. How many pictures do you think Mueller has of you with Putin?— Glenn Tabor 🆘🌊🌊 (@Glenn Tabor 🆘🌊🌊)1536174381.0
@thehill Call his bluff and have SHS share them at a briefing— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@Jaynie's Got a Bun)1536171639.0
@thehill https://t.co/mJ6m9WSD6U— Dana Volk, PhD (@Dana Volk, PhD)1536176727.0
How... why? We have questions.
@thehill why would he have pictures??????— Jeff Stutsman (@Jeff Stutsman)1536171982.0
@thehill Where are the pictures?— Jack Govan (@Jack Govan)1536171477.0
Okay Im out - this is simply insane: Trump Claims There Are literally '100 Pictures' of Mueller and Comey 'Hugging… https://t.co/CRP0BCO2LU— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1536166169.0
@thehill That’s far more than you could show of @MELANIATRUMP hugging and kissing @realDonaldTrump— Richard (@Richard)1536178183.0
Others alluded to other ridiculous claims Trump has made.
Like when he said Muslims were cheering in the streets after 9-11.
@thehill Yeah and you saw thousands of Muslims dancing in the streets on 9/11.— VietnamVet (@VietnamVet)1536173110.0
@DeanObeidallah @Mediaite Are those with the pictures of Muslims celebrating in NJ on Sept. 11th?— Anne McCarthy (@Anne McCarthy)1536177359.0
And the newly released book by Bob Woodward in which administration officials trash the president and his unfitness for office.
@thehill And Bob Woodward has Tapes … of your staff calling you an idiot a moron and the WH is Crazy town🤪.— RO (@RO)1536171667.0
And pictures of Trump hugging the Clintons.
And kissing Vice President Mike Pence.
@jdawsey1 @WarlickLeslie He may be a bit confused as to the subjects in the pictures. https://t.co/NQwslQx8KJ— Ellen Garrison (@Ellen Garrison)1536166801.0
Seriously, this happened, and it's only Wednesday.