For his first interview since former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony, President Donald Trump took to his favorite network to discuss the developments with Fox News host Sean Hannity, one of the president's most ardent supporters.
Both made numerous false claims. Hannity told viewers before the interview that Russia was actually seeking to help Hillary Clinton with its misinformation campaign in the 2016 election (they were trying to help Donald Trump). Trump claimed that the Russia investigation was tantamount to treason.
But during it all, Trump let slip a sliver of truth.
He said to Hannity:
"We have some very, very bad people in government that would be willing to do bad things and for bad reasons."
For once, everyone seemed to agree.
@ddale8 @cinemaven Perfect description of himself and family.— Darlene🇺🇸 (@Darlene🇺🇸)1564142236.0
@ddale8 He's referring to himself and his family, right?— Alberto (@Alberto)1564104783.0
@ddale8 Him. He’s talking about himself.— Saii 🇵🇷 (@Saii 🇵🇷)1564104737.0
@ddale8 Wow @realDonaldTrump confesses— 🍑🙏🏽🖖🏼✌🏽🌈💞🆘VoteBlue! (@🍑🙏🏽🖖🏼✌🏽🌈💞🆘VoteBlue!)1564104913.0
Trump was just projecting.
@ddale8 So projecty— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast)1564104782.0
@ddale8 King of projection.— Paul W. E. (@Paul W. E.)1564105266.0
@ddale8 Projection extraordinare.— Kellie Burke 🌀 (@Kellie Burke 🌀)1564104750.0
@ddale8 Yeah we know! Projection much trump? https://t.co/uyVtN9KYZo— Maureen Cady Ames (@Maureen Cady Ames)1564107446.0
Though Republicans claim Mueller's testimony was a major loss for the Democrats, the hearing has actually pushed five more Democrats to come out in support of impeachment hearings—boosting the total to 96.