Just hours after The Washington Post dropped a bombshell report about Roger Stone meeting with a Russian national during the 2016 Presidential election, President Trump took to Twitter to demand that Washington Post employees go on strike.
The report revealed that Stone met with the Russian contact after they promised to sell information about Hillary Clinton for the cost of $2 million. Stone took the meeting but told the contact that Trump “never pays for anything.”
“Washington Post employees want to go on strike because Bezos isn’t paying them enough,” Trump tweeted. “I think a really long strike would be a great idea. Employees would get more money and we would get rid of Fake News for an extended period of time! Is @WaPo a registered lobbyist?”
Here’s the official tweet:
Washington Post employees want to go on strike because Bezos isn’t paying them enough. I think a really long strike would be a great idea. Employees would get more money and we would get rid of Fake News for an extended period of time! Is @WaPo a registered lobbyist?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 17, 2018
Roger Stone has fully admitted to meeting with the Russian man alongside Michael Caputo, a Trump communications official. Both men claim they didn’t remember the meeting until they were shown texts of their conversation with a man who called himself Henry Greenberg.
Stone went in front of the House Intelligence Committee in September 2017 and was asked at that time if he met with any Russians during the Trump campaigns 2016 primary run. Stone failed to disclose his meeting with Greenberg during his sworn testimony.
The meeting, which took place in May 2016, brings the total number of Trump campaigners who met with Russian officials to eleven.