President Donald Trump started his Thursday by hopping onto Twitter and boasting that the White House is operating like a "smooth running machine." Needless to say, the president has been getting dragged for it day.
"Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner had NOTHING to do with the so-called “pushing out” of Don McGahn.The Fake News Media has it, purposely, so wrong!" Trump wrote. "They love to portray chaos in the White House when they know that chaos doesn’t exist-just a “smooth running machine” with changing parts!"
Trump fired White House Counsel Don McGahn on Wednesday morning, (via Twitter of course), fueling rumors that his daughter and other senior staffers were concerned that the firing was due to Trump's displeasure over the Russia investigation. In January, Trump learned McGahn had fully cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Twitter users quickly pointed out that Trump's White House doesn't resemble anything close to a "smooth running machine," specifically due to its historically high turnover, non-stop leaks, and legal entanglements.
People are wondering if a bombshell is about to drop.
An indictment of Donald Trump Jr. perhaps?
Trump tweeted again a few hours later, saying he is "very excited about the person who will be taking the place of Don McGahn as White House Counsel!" The unhinged tweet also contained denials that McGahn stopped Trump from firing Mueller and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Note: this is the second time Trump tweeted this. The first version was deleted (in violation of the Presidential Records Act) because Trump misspelled "Counsel."
Trump has publicly denied considering firing Mueller or Sessions, however, this tweet appears to refute that.
Trump repeated himself.
"Rigged witch hunt," right.
And then there was this gem. Huh?
No one is buying it.