Oops, he did it again. And this time the gaffe is so big, Twitter can’t stop shaming him for it.
One day after the bombshell revelation that Donald Trump not only knew how deadly the Coronavirus was, but he deliberately downplayed what he knew to the American people, he faced reporters and attempted to shift the blame to the man who interviewed him, instead of admitting to saying what is clearly heard on Bob Woodward‘s tapes. Twitter was already in overdrive from Wednesday’s news, but Trump doubled down Thursday in front of the cameras and the hits just kept on coming as “President Woodward” starting trending.
It all started when ABC News White House Chief Correspondent Jon Karl asked Trump a simple enough question: “Why did you lie to the American people?”
Here's the clip of the question: pic.twitter.com/QD1LOTLMEq
— The Recount (@therecount) September 10, 2020
The aftermath was brutal.
— NoelCaslerComedy (@caslernoel) September 10, 2020
Trump says if Bob Woodward thought his comments about COVID were bad, then Bob Woodward should have gone and warned “the authorities” so they could’ve taken action.
The president of the United States said that. https://t.co/hykkfVxlhW
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 10, 2020
“Why didn’t Bob Woodward stop me from criming?” is indeed a little much. There was also the matter of a little spot of murder. Specifically, the revelation in the Woodward book that Trump helped MBS get away with it. The reactions to that were less humorous, of course.
Perhaps someone should hold Trump accountable for this, then?
The Saudi Crown Prince was responsible for the brutal torture and execution of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.
Then Trump bragged that he "saved his ass."
Once again, Trump displays his infatuation for autocrats.
And his utter contempt for basic human decency. https://t.co/lxWnbUtDxJ
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 10, 2020
There are many questions to ask Nikki Haley, but this is a particularly excellent one.
— ᑕᕼᑌᑎK (@chunkled) September 10, 2020
So Khashoggi. Saudis cut this reporter up with a bone saw. the USA knew this. Trump PROTECTED the Saudis!
Have a guess have the Saudis lent Trump several hundred million dollars? BEFORE Trump was President. AND more since
This Tweet endorsed by the SBSA The Saudi Bone Saw Assoc pic.twitter.com/XA1nF527JE
— Tomi T Ahonen (@tomiahonen) September 10, 2020
How dare you quote him back to him, reporter doing your job.
Reporter, referencing Trump’s comment in Woodward’s book: “What did you mean when you said you ‘saved MBS’s ass’?”
Trump: Uh, who are you talking about? Reporter: MBS.
Trump: “You’ll have to figure that out yourself.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 10, 2020
Holy Crapola! Trump bragged about helpin' coverin' up Jamal Khashoggi's death.https://t.co/NZ9xhFfnof
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 10, 2020
Well, at least you won’t be alone while you’re doing it.
And because there isn’t enough going on all at once, there just wasn’t time to talk about how the entire West Coast of America is on fire.
Hello from Seattle, where the air quality is terrible, the West Coast is in flames, and the President of the United States is ignoring the largest series of fires in the history of the country.
Maybe we could get President Woodward to weigh in?pic.twitter.com/vEJCk3ZGix
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 10, 2020
And let’s not forget how Trump let Tucker Carlson casually scapegoat Lindsey Graham on his show Wednesday night.
Lindsey Graham should’ve learned his lesson long ago. No matter how much you bend the knee for Trump he will always throw you under the bus when convenient. pic.twitter.com/1IdIa3p4Qb
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 10, 2020
And we still have to get through Friday.