Trump Brutally Mocked for Claiming Cohen Memo ‘Totally Clears’ Him: ‘You Are Individual-1’
Shortly after the Michael Cohen sentencing memo broke on Friday, President Donald Trump made quite the extraordinary claim.
“Totally clears the President,” Trump declared on Twitter, referring to himself in the third-person. “Thank you!”
Totally clears the President. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
Yet, while Trump may have been sure he was off the hook, Twitter quickly reminded him that he may actually want to read the sentencing guidelines before making such an audacious claim mainly because the document refers “Individual-1,” identified as Trump.
As Rep. Ted Lieu pointed out, Individual -1 does not exactly fare well in the sentencing memo.
Dear @realDonaldTrump: I think you might not know that the person prosecutors identify as Individual-1, who committed multiple felonies, is you.
You may want to read the court filings today. https://t.co/w7gn0kazzw
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 7, 2018
CNN’s Manu Raju explained it better:
Filing: – Trump and Cohen coordinated to silence affairs and influence election
– Cohen gave “useful information" on "discrete Russia-related matters" stemming from contact w/Trump Org
– He provided "relevant and useful" info about people connected to WHhttps://t.co/tOzXdd6ecT
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 7, 2018
Law professor Orin Kerr also noted Individual -1 was in trouble just like Trump’s alter-ego ‘John Barron.’
In trouble: Individual-1.
Also in trouble: John Barron.
Not in trouble: President Trump. https://t.co/kV3vCjckYd
— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) December 7, 2018
Others, also noted Trump got the memo very, very wrong or perhaps was one of the few people left in America yet figure out Individual-1 was the president of the United States.
Prosecutors: the president personally ordered a subordinate to commit a felony.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) December 7, 2018
Uhhhh. I have bad news. https://t.co/0J6aX3iXJp
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 7, 2018
You are Individual-1. https://t.co/zSoa2EOyeB
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) December 7, 2018
Looks like there's at least one person who hasn't figured out who "Individual 1" is. https://t.co/2lttNYs4gZ
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) December 7, 2018
Even conservative Ben Shapiro was left without words by Trump’s baseless decree:
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 7, 2018
Author Brad Thor even suggested that the reason behind Trump’s fact-bending tweet was the fact, as Tillerson said, Trump really does not like to read.
Rex Tillerson wasn't kidding when he said Trump doesn't like to read… https://t.co/P9GUBTIaul
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) December 7, 2018
CNN commentator Ana Navarro was one of the others that agreed that Trump — if he read the memo at all — didn’t exactly get high marks for comprehension.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 7, 2018
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