President Donald Trump has long sought to discredit the Special Investigation into possible conspiracy between his campaign and Russian operatives to influence the 2016 election.
In doing so, he's frequently railed against Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller as well, but in talking to reporters on the White House lawn Wednesday morning, Trump employed a new tactic: criticizing Mueller for being unelected and citing his own electoral college victory.
"I had 206 to 223 in the electoral college—306 to 223...I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of this country...and now I have somebody writing a report that never got a vote. It's called the Mueller report. Explain that, because my voters don't get it and I don't get it."
President Trump on the Mueller report: "Let it come out. Let people see it. That's up to the attorney general." https://t.co/gj5AD74jO9— NBC News (@NBC News)1553100753.0
People were exasperated.
@mkraju Soo much bullxxxx....I’m drowning.— TRT1960 (@TRT1960)1553102488.0
@mkraju They don’t get it? Has Fox made them stupid?— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin)1553107051.0
@mkraju If this isn't 25th Amendment material, nothing is.— CentralCoastFOG (@CentralCoastFOG)1553101331.0
@mkraju 🙄🙄😳😳it gets worse everyday!!— Suz Mar (@Suz Mar)1553100550.0
@mkraju He’s a con man.— Chris Piekenbrock (@Chris Piekenbrock)1553100708.0
Some think his win might not even be a win at all, considering the rumors of conspiracy and the fact that he lost the popular vote by a whopping three million votes.
@mkraju Sounds like SOMEBODY is afraid the report will nullify his win— Mary Grace Castleber (@Mary Grace Castleber)1553100900.0
@EamonJavers Trump wasn't elected either!— Enough (@Enough)1553100450.0
@EamonJavers He wasn’t elected by the voters either!— Lauren (@Lauren)1553100470.0
They weren't surprised, however, that Trump and his voters don't seem to "get it."
@mkraju I'm sure there is a lot he doesn't get— . (@.)1553100516.0
@mkraju The Donald gets very little. That's why he always has to have Hannity explain it to him.— Josey (@Josey)1553103309.0
@mkraju Trump just doesn't get most things. Mueller was appointed with overwhelming support.— Donkey Kong Joonyer 🛢 (@Donkey Kong Joonyer 🛢)1553100557.0