It seems all of Washington is waiting on the final word from Mueller. It could come as soon as Friday. President Donald Trump is closing his PR campaign against the investigation on a new note: “Who elected this guy?”
This is what the president had to say on that subject in an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that was released Friday morning:
“It’s always interesting to me because a deputy, that didn’t get any votes, appoints a man that didn’t get any votes, he’s going to write a report on me. I had one of the greatest election victories in history. Would you say that’s true? They came from the valleys, they came from the rivers, they came from the cities, they came from all over, they voted in one of the greatest elections in the history of our country, and now I have a man, because we have an attorney general who — nobody can even believe he didn’t tell me, but he recused himself — so I have a man who is a deputy who I don’t know, who I didn’t know at all, and he appoints a man who had just left my office, I didn’t give him the job at the FBI, [James] Comey’s his best friend, but listen, you know it better than anybody, you’ve been very fair in this, but listen, I have a deputy, appoints a man to write a report on me, to make a determination on my presidency? People will not stand for it.”
This line of reasoning from the president is in line with the argument he made Wednesday before leaving the White House for a speech in Ohio. “It’s interesting that a man gets appointed by a deputy; he writes a report. You know — never figured that one out,” he said. “I had the greatest electoral victory — one of them — in the history of our country. Tremendous success. Tens of millions of voters. And now somebody is going to write a report who never got a vote.”
Trump’s attack on the “unelected” Justice Department officials is not connecting with some. But his point is simple: I won. These guys didn’t. So how can a winner be judged by people who have never even played the game?
For Trump, his presidential victory is one of the most unlikely wins ever in the history of the nation. Millions of people voted for him! How dare these unelected bureaucrats challenge him!