WH Spox Cites His Uber Driver to Say Americans Are Tired of Russia Investigation
White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley decided to invoke a personal anecdote today in order to make his case that the country has had enough of the President Trump/Russia investigations, and would like them to end now.
Gidley spoke with Anderson Cooper on CNN today, where he insisted that the national economy is “soaring” even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell off a cliff today. Of course, the Nunes FISA memo is still once of the hot button issues of the day, and the two went back and forth about Trump’s attacks on the FBI and the notion that the president has been exonerated from investigations into Russia.
As Cooper grilled Gidley about whether Christopher Steele‘s dossier was the catalyst for investigations into the Trump campaign, the deputy press secretary launched into a story about a conversation he said he had yesterday with an Uber driver:
“The American people have seen now, and been concerned for some time – and I’ll give you one anecdote. I was in an Uber just yesterday. The driver looked at me and asked me something about politics and I was making small talk. And he said to me ‘I don’t like Donald Trump at all – he had no idea where I worked – but a whole year and nothing in the investigation? It is time for it to end.’ I think he shares the opinion of most Americans when if there is no collusion is there no obstruction, it is time quit spending time and the American people’s money on a witch hunt.”
Cooper was skeptical about that last point, saying “I’m not sure the Uber driver is a scientific survey.” Indeed, recent numbers indicate that a good portion of America still thinks the matters on Russia are worth looking into.
Watch above, via CNN.
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