Descending into delusional paranoia, President Trump on Friday tweeted an unverified claim that the FBI placed a mole in his campaign team and suggested that the agency is trying to “frame” him for a crime he didn’t commit. It didn’t go well.
Speaking in the third person, Trump accused the agency of being “out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn’t commit” in the tweet, quoting Fox Business Newtwork anchor David Asman.
“Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. This has never been done before and by any means necessary, they are out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn’t commit.” David Asman @LouDobbs @GreggJarrett Really bad stuff!” he wrote.
Trump has ramped up his attacks on Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia in recent weeks, accusing the probe of being a year-long “witch hunt” in a tweet Thursday.
Mueller’s probe, which reached its one-year anniversary on Thursday, has ensnared several former members of the Trump campaign with criminal charges, including Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort who faces accusations of bank and tax fraud.
Trump’s tweet was met with an avalanche of brutal responses. Read some highlights below:
“Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. This has never been done before and by any means necessary, they are out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn’t commit.” David Asman @LouDobbs @GreggJarrett Really bad stuff!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
youre hollow man
— Anjali Singh (@Anjalisinghing) May 18, 2018
Dude, you're so busted. Why don't you save yourself the aggravation and just quit. You can go back to your old life and start looking for your next gold digger wife that you can cheat on with a porn star. Melania's out the door and she's taking Barron, so you'll be free. Do it!
— Timmy Nadge (@timmy_nadge) May 18, 2018
EVEN if there was a rat planted in your campaign, if you didn't do anything illegal you'd have nothing to worry about right Spanks?
— Witch Hunter (@HTJ2016) May 18, 2018
— 🌊🌊🌊HLBarrus🌊🌊🌊 #FBR (@HLBarrus) May 18, 2018
Nice distraction. But we all can smell your fear in the morning. You are going down.
— Thorsten (@Airvooocht) May 18, 2018
You really are dumb as a box of rocks, Donnie. You are correct that perhaps putting an informant inside a campaign had never been done before BECAUSE THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A CAMPAIGN AS CROOKED AND CRIMINAL AS YOURS. You and your crime family are going to prison.
— Mariment (@24talk) May 18, 2018
— ᴺᴱᴵᴹᴬ (@NeimaJokes) May 18, 2018
And you're just a tinfoil hat wearing, Fox Entertainment watcher who does not care about facts or truth.
— 🎶💜 Lisa 💜🎶 (@PizzaPie1018) May 18, 2018
Whoopsie. Your lawyer #RudyG just said that There wasn’t a spy in the Trump campaign. That has to be embarrassing for you. Keep the lies coming
— BobertKalifornia (@BobKalifornia) May 18, 2018
You are such a confused dotard, here’s what happened:
1) #Russians put spies inside your campaign (Manafort, Page, Popadopolis)
2) Those insiders were caught in schemes of #Collusion with Russians
3) They have now flipped, are testifying about how #TrumpColluded
💩 🤡 💩
— Keep America Great (@KeepUsaGreater) May 18, 2018
Its never been done because we’ve never had such a corrupt president be dumb enough to run. You should’ve stayed inside your swampy little bubble. You’re screwed. #mueller is coming and there’s nothing you can do!
— nomadofwaves (@nomadofwaves) May 18, 2018
3rd person ?..Mr Gates knows Mr Gates believes you are a moron #HPVisnotHIV
— x (@expatback) May 18, 2018
Distract with whines about how you were investigated and your people are indicted (another guilty plea last night!). They will distract a base that doesn't care about facts or even crimes as long as they have a Republican president.
But this all will catch up with you. Hardcore.
— SATIRE of SEVS Crew (@SATIRE_SEVS) May 18, 2018
They “put” him there? What happened to you only hiring “the best people”? 🤔
You had nothing to do with hiring this supposed “spy”?
When will you take some accountability for your actions. Real leaders are >>accountable<< for themselves.
You’re not a real leader 🤷♂️
— Ray_disComfort (@Ray_disComfort) May 18, 2018
You are your campaign’s biggest spy and informant. Every time you tweet, speak, or appear in public, you announce your Treason, Collusion, and GUILT, to the entire world.
— Lardy (@Lardy_Lardy1) May 18, 2018
— Gerben (@gerbenmulderr) May 18, 2018