Fox News Panel Mocks Trump Tweet Hitting NY Times For ‘False Story’ on Legal Team Shakeup
There’s always a tweet. Only this time, even conservative pundits on Fox News are pointing out the irony.
After the New York Times reported Wednesday that one of President Donald Trump‘s lawyers, Ty Cobb, is retiring, a Fox News panel called attention to one of Trump’s previous tweets in which he stated his “full confidence” in Cobb.
I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Unlike the Clintons!). I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2018
Further, as the Washington Post‘s Aaron Blake noted, Trump previously said in a tweet that he would not hire Emmett Flood, the attorney who will now reportedly replace Cobb.
Flood also represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings.
The Failing New York Times purposely wrote a false story stating that I am unhappy with my legal team on the Russia case and am going to add another lawyer to help out. Wrong. I am VERY happy with my lawyers, John Dowd, Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow. They are doing a great job and…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2018
Also worth noting this tweet denied — specifically — that he was hiring Emmet Flood. He has now hired Emmet Flood. https://t.co/ubTP4vpBSL
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) May 2, 2018
The irony of the president hiring the attorney who too not long ago he said would not hire was not lost on reporters and pundits alike, including Fox News panelist Katie Pavlich who appeared Wednesday on the cable network’s show, Outnumbered.
“I do want to say that in March, the New York Times reported that the president was considering hiring Emmet Flood, and he said that the ‘failing New York Times purposefully wrote a false story saying I am unhappy with my legal team on the Russia case and I am going to add another lawyer to help out. Wrong! I am very happy with my lawyers John Dowd, Ty Cobb, and Jay Sekulow. They are doing a great job,'” Pavlich said as the other panelists laughed.
“So maybe at the moment he was totally happy with them but it certainly played out that that story became true at some point,” Pavlich added.
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