Donald Trump was unusually quiet this morning following Roger Stone’s pre-dawn arrest on seven charges, including obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and five counts of making false statements. But then, Trump decided to respond to the news of his close ally’s arrest by somehow blaming CNN for being there while tweeting that there was “NO COLLUSION!”
“Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country!” President Exclamation Mark tweeted. “NO COLLUSION! Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better. Who alerted CNN to be there?”
Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country! NO COLLUSION! Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better. Who alerted CNN to be there?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2019
Twitter users didn’t hold back.
It’s not a Witch Hunt when all the witches are pleading guilty or getting indicted by a Grand Jury and arrested in predawn raids by the FBI right in front of CNN.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 25, 2019
And if you’re genuinely curious why CNN was there, there was unusual grand jury activity yesterday which is why all the news outlets were on high alert for pending arrests… but if you want to believe it was “leaked” then that just goes to show CNN’s sources are real.
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) January 25, 2019
It’s not a “witch hunt” when there have been dozens of arrests, indictments, guilty pleas and convictions ALL connected to you, your campaign and Russia.
It’s CLEAR that Stone conspired with you and YOUR campaign.
Tell Jr. to buckle up, he’s next!
— Cathleen Burke (@ItsMeCathi) January 25, 2019
Witches indicted so far:
-The president’s campaign manager
-The president’s deputy campaign manager
-The president’s personal attorney/fixer
-The president’s national security adviser
-The president’s campaign’s foreign policy adviser
-The president’s longtime adviser
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) January 25, 2019
No one alerted CNN. They are smart enough to know his days were numbered while FOX is still in the woods looking for Hillary.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 25, 2019
The Trump administration is basically a rerun of The Sopranos.
Check out this video I made (the end is kind of amazing)pic.twitter.com/GijJGOBxtl
— Arlen Parsa (@arlenparsa) January 25, 2019
You should not have a top security clearance, sir.
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 25, 2019
Most Successful Witch Hunt ever!
Witch 1 Flynn
Witch 2 Papadopoulos
Witch 3 Gates
Witch 4 Manafort
Witch 5 Cohen
Witch 6 Pineda
Witch 7 Patten
Witch 8 van der Zwaan
Witch 9 Kilimnik
Witch 10 Butina
Witch 11-23 – 13 Russians
Witch 24-36 – 12 Russian intel officers
— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) January 25, 2019
I wonder if they let him hit his head as they loaded him into the car.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) January 25, 2019
Also, stop calling it a witch hunt, Individual 1. pic.twitter.com/sijzXAnis4
— Bros4America (@Bros4America) January 25, 2019
Don Jr is next
— Hunny Bunny (@hunbunnyresists) January 25, 2019
Watch the perp walk below:
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) January 25, 2019
Trump seems to be upset over how Stone was treated even though if it weren’t for Steve Bannon, Stone likely wouldn’t have been indicted. Bannon has been speaking with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, along with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
It’s worth noting that the FBI agents who carried out the raid this morning aren’t getting paid because of Trump’s government shutdown.