Trump Has an All-Out Meltdown in Front of the Press

Photo: Carolyn Kaster (AP)

After live-tweeting through most of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony in Congress today, President Trump briefly took questions from reporters at the White House and promptly had a total meltdown.

Journalists recounted asking him straightforward questions about the report only to have him sneer back things like “YOU’RE untruthful when you ask that question.”

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Trump also got very testy about the notion of “exoneration”:

Although the president doesn’t usually call reporters “fake news” to their faces, he’s had hissy fits like this before. But this one was significantly more tantrum-y. Look at this big baby head insisting “No, he didn’t say that!” and saying Mueller put forward a “fake set of facts.”

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Although Republicans and the conservative media were already doing victory laps over the testimony, Trump’s anger doesn’t seem like he feels he won this round. A great way to round out a day that made me feel wonderful and optimistic about the future!

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Jack Crosbie

Contributing Writer, Splinter