Trump Starts Twitter Morning Off By (Mis)Quoting Rush Limbaugh on ‘Russians Infiltrating a Campaign’
President Donald Trump started Thursday morning by quoting Rush Limbaugh on the FBI’s investigation:
RUSH LIMBAUGH “If the FBI was so concerned, and if they weren’t targeting Trump, they should have told Trump. If they were really concerned about the Russians infiltrating a campaign (hoax), then why not try to stop it? Why not tell Trump? Because they were pushing this scam.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2018
The Limbaugh quotes were played in a clip on Hannity on Wednesday night. Maybe Fox & Friends wasn’t cutting it for the president Thursday morning?
It’s not exactly a direct quote. Trump made it his own, inserting “(hoax)”, and shortened it for Twitter.
Limbaugh’s exact words:
“If the FBI was so concerned and if they weren’t targeting Trump they should have told trump. if they’re really concerned about the russians infiltrating a campaign then why not try to stop it? Why not try to tell trump? Well the answer is perfectly clear to me. They were running this whole story. They were pushing this scam.”
Hoax, scam… the point of the tweet, and the Hannity clip, is that this was a deliberate attempt to hoodwink everyone and sabotage Trump.
After the tweet, Trump retweeted several tweets featuring photos of himself, Ivanka Trump, kids, and football players at the White House Sports & Fitness Day.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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