As the fight over his medieval manhood wall (that Mexico was supposed to pay for) causes him to waffle and meltdown over the term "wall," unhinged Kremlin pawn Donald "Rump" Trump bizarrely told reporters yesterday that the testimony given in public Wednesday to the Senate by his intelligence chiefs that contradicted his nonsensical worldview was not what your heard:
"The hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee was public and carried on multiple TV networks. Coats, speaking on behalf of the other five witnesses, submitted 42 pages of written testimony on a wide range of security threats. Video of the hearing was posted on the committee’s website.Yes, they were "misquoted" as they spoke what everyone heard. Of course, there's also the small detail that their testimony is 100% consistent with the written "Worldwide Threat Assessment" that was the subject of the hearing. Can't believe your eyes, either! This was also after he initially accused them of being "passive" and "naive."
'They said that they were totally misquoted, and they were totally — it was taken out of context,' Trump said in an exchange with reporters. 'I’d suggest that you call them. They said it was fake news, which frankly didn’t surprise me.'” (our emphasis)
This is Emperor's new clothes territory, where Rump expects everyone (and especially his cult) to not to believe what they're seeing and hearing. What we are seeing and hearing are the actions of a desperate malignant narcissist, far out of his depth, caught up in his own demagoguery and looking over his shoulder for the next indictments.
BONUS: Then there are the zillion-person "caravans" Rump keeps resurrecting when he wants to rile up the rubes. But Rep. Eric Swalwell has a question for him:
These caravans, do you see them in the room with you right now? https://t.co/a60hWkFU8m— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 30, 2019