Donald Trump came up with perhaps his laziest – and most unintentionally hilarious – excuse yet for why he can’t sit down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
In a fresh tweet on Wednesday, the president claimed he was too hard at work to find “much time to be thinking about this.”
The president listed “North Korea, China, the Middle East and so much more” in an apparent attempt to bolster his weak rationale for dodging Mueller.
“This isn’t some game. You are screwing with the work of the president of the United States.” John Dowd, March 2018. With North Korea, China, the Middle East and so much more, there is not much time to be thinking about this, especially since there was no Russian “Collusion.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2018
It should also be noted that Trump is quoting John Dowd in the tweet. Dowd, of course, was forced out of his job as the president’s lawyer because he had disagreements with Trump over legal strategy.
Now that Trump’s new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani – who was supposed to be more aggressive toward Mueller – is inching closer to negotiating a Special Counsel interview, Trump appears to be having second thoughts.
Ultimately, it’s clear that Trump is panicking. His inability to stick to the same story and legal strategy is further proof of that.
Nobody believes that Trump is working hard
Trump might be in serious legal trouble, but there is nobody who’s been paying attention throughout his presidency who actually believes he’s too busy working.
This is a guy who has time to go on hours-long Twitter tirades, doesn’t start his workday until 11 a.m., spends just about every weekend golfing, holds pointless rallies whenever he wants to feel loved, and appears on Fox & Friends without even being asked.
Sparing a few hours to talk to Robert Mueller would be easy – he’d just have to skip one round of golf – but Trump will avoid it at all costs.
Hopefully, his future excuses are a lot more believable than this one.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.