Tyler O’Neil finds amusing the Establishment Media’s efforts at provoking Trump into putting a label on what Barack Obama and his minions did.
During President Donald Trumpâ€™s White House press conference on Monday, a reporter asked the president what specific crime he was accusing former President Barack Obama of committing. Trump had tweeted accusations against Obama regarding the unfolding scandal of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation dubbed â€œObamagate.â€ When Trump did not name a specific crime, many left-leaning politicos and journalists thought they had their story.
â€œTrump wonâ€™t name crime heâ€™s accusing Obama of committing,â€ ran The Hillâ€˜s headline. â€œâ€˜You know what the crime isâ€™: Trump stumped on â€˜Obamagateâ€™ details,â€ The Guardian reported. …
It is true that Trump did not name a specific crime when pressed. â€œObamagate, itâ€™s been going on for a long time,â€ he replied. He went on to reference â€œall of this information thatâ€™s being released, and from what I understand, thatâ€™s only the beginning.â€
â€œSome terrible things happened and it should never be allowed to happen in our country again,â€ the president explained.
So why didnâ€™t Trump name the specific crime? Why didnâ€™t he just summarize the accusations against Obama and his administration? Why didnâ€™t he say something like â€œthe collusion caperâ€ or â€œthe spying on my campaignâ€?
The president didnâ€™t dodge the question. He merely acted as though the crime was so obvious that reporters were shirking their responsibility to report the news if they were not aware of it.
On this, Trump has a very good point.
We know the answer, of course, and as the scandal evolves and the wheels of justice turn, everyone will know the correct word.