Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s hearing regarding his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s subsequent attempts to obstruct the investigation captivated Americans on both sides of the aisle Wednesday.
Despite Republican claims that the hearing was a disaster for Democrats, Mueller directly contradicted Trump’s claims about the investigation numerous times. While virtually all of this was laid out in Mueller’s 400+ page report, it’s satisfying to hear out loud, as this supercut of Trump’s claims versus Mueller’s facts shows.
TRUMP: It's a whole big fat hoax!
MUELLER: It was not a hoax.
TRUMP: It's a total witch hunt!
MUELLER: It is not a witch hunt.@Morning_Joe put together a montage of Mueller fact-checking Trump's false claims about the Russia investigation https://t.co/0AB1mh8oiD pic.twitter.com/ia2ZC9UXAq
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 25, 2019
The claims are so precisely rebuked, it’s almost as though Trump and Mueller are in conversation.
It’s a whole big fat hoax. It’s just a hoax”
It’s not a hoax.”
It’s a total witch hunt.”
“It was not a witch hunt.”
The video goes on to show Mueller refuting Trump’s claims that the report exonerates him and that the report found no evidence of obstruction of justice.
It was pretty clear who was lying.
Damn you, reality!! Why must you be so anti-Trump??!!
— Richard Frankel (@frankelrichard1) July 25, 2019
Who you gonna believe? The war hero, the guy who volunteered to serve his country over and over through the years, or the guy who lied to get out of serving his country and who continues to lie 10x a day?
— Richard Levine (@RichardLevine6) July 25, 2019
Can someone buy air time on Fox News and play this there. You don't need to convince MSNBC viewers
— Noah Howard (@MrNoahHoward) July 25, 2019
Trump doesn’t know the words TRUTH OR HONOR .
— Kathia (@MariaCatalinaGu) July 25, 2019
Despite the direct refutes of Trump’s lies about the Mueller report, his allies like former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders continue to paint the hearing as a complete vindication of the president.
This isn’t the first time Morning Joe has released a compilation critical of the president.
Morning Joe put together montage of Trump denying he knew about hush $ to Stormy (he did), saying he never suggested Mexico would write a check for the wall (he did), & then him denying yesterday [fill in blank] pic.twitter.com/MCO6gB6R0o
— KSD (@KSD371) January 11, 2019
Morning Joe put together a montage of Trump touting love letters and secret agreements pic.twitter.com/hEnuC2P74K
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 12, 2019
Morning Joe put together a montage of Trump's 4 years of empty promises about universal health care. (He still doesn't have a plan…) pic.twitter.com/iA7oSnvGsz
— KSD (@KSD371) April 2, 2019
Some are downright comical.
— Washington News Line (@WashNewsLine) June 26, 2018
We’re scared to see what comes next.