Try and square this circle:
On the one hand, Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, goes on the Sunday shows on July 16, 2017 to emphatically pronounce President Trump knew nothing about the meeting of his son, Don Jr, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his then-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, with Russians in Trump Tower.
On the other, on July 13, 2017, while on a state visit in France Trump said “Most people would’ve taken that meeting.”
Remember when Trump fired FBI director Comey last May? His surrogates put out a carefully-worded memo saying Trump fired Comey because of his failed leadership, etc, but then in a nationally-televised interview on NBC, Trump admitted he fired Comey because of his Trump/Russia investigation!
President Trump is like Colonel Nathan Jessup in the movie, ‘A Few Good Men’, where he’s just itching to tell everyone he ordered the ‘Code Red’, because nobody’s gonna tell him how to run his ice cream stand, dammit!
That’s what’s going on with President Trump’s tweet this morning, Monday July 17, 2017: he’s basically giving the country the middle finger, telling us, Colonel Jessup-like, “You’re damn right Don Jr. had the meeting with the Russians!”
No, Mr. President, Don Jr’s meeting with people who he thought were agents of a hostile foreign power who he thought wanted to help you win the election by delivering damaging information on your domestic political opponent is most certainly not business-as-usual politics!
And if you believe Trump didn’t know about Don Jr’s meeting with the Russians, then I’m a Nigerian prince here to talk with you about a fantastic investment opportunity.