Trump: There Was No Collusion Because One Of My Advisers Says There Was No Collusion (TWEETS/VIDEOS)

For the last two-plus years, there have been three certainties in American life–death, taxes, and unhinged early-morning tweets from Donald Trump. Sunday morning was no exception, as Trump proved once again how far removed he is from reality.




While most of the reaction on Twitter centered around Trump’s delusional railing against Hillary Clinton and the media, this tweet may have been the most breathtaking of all, in light of what we’ve learned in the last week.

Trump was referring to veteran Republican media consultant Michael Caputo’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday afternoon. Before today, Caputo was best known for joyfully tweeting about the ouster of Trump’s original campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

Within minutes, Caputo resigned from his post as the head of caucus communications for the upcoming Republican National Convention, telling campaign chairman Paul Manafort that his tweet had gone too far, and he didn’t want to be a distraction.

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While the testimony was private, Caputo later told reporters that he knew of no contacts between Trump and Russia. Watch a clip here.

Caputo summed up his testimony in this way:

“I spent my time in front of the committee detailing the fact that I had no contact with Russians, that I never heard of anyone with the Trump campaign talking with Russians, that I was never asked questions about my time in Russia, that I never even spoke to anyone about Russia, that I never heard the word ‘Russia,’ and we did not use Russian dressing.”

He reiterated this in an interview with CNN. Watch here.

Caputo maintained that he “never once” talked about Russian attempts to hack the election, nor did he hear any discussions of Russian involvement.

So Trump expects us to believe that just because one of his own advisers says there was no collusion, any talk of collusion between his campaign in the Kremlin is fake news. This is simply unbelievable. If there was no collusion, Donald, then how do you explain your own son, Donald Trump Jr., literally jumping for joy at the prospect of receiving Russian-flavored “opposition research” on Hillary? By any definition, that at the very least proves Donald Jr. was willing to accept help from a hostile foreign power.

Needless to say, Twitter was not impressed.

The scary part, though, is that the prospect of Trump being in denial about what his own son did is the best-case scenario. We also have to face the prospect that there’s another reason Trump still thinks there was no collusion. It’s possible Trump has no problem with three of his most senior advisers being at least willing to accept dirt on his opponent from a hostile foreign power. Remember, he himself said that most people in Donald Jr.’s position would have agreed to that meeting.

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When the best-case scenario is that Trump is unwilling to accept overwhelming evidence that his own son was willing to–at the very least–breach every standard of decency that is known, that’s not a good sign.

(featured image courtesy Gage Skidmore, available under a Creative Commons BY-SA license)

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