“No Collusion” 16 Times

December 29, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Michael Schmidt of the New York Times landed a private interview with Trump at Cheeto International Golf Club where His Orangeness was “working”.  During the 30 minute interview, Trump was obsessed by the Mueller investigation and denied collusion with the Russians SIXTEEN TIMES, even though Schmidt didn’t actually ask if he had colluded with the Russians.  The rest of the interview was vintage Latter Day Trump, where he has gotten so bad about repeating himself that he now repeats himself repeating himself.  An example:

“Well, I think it’s bad for the country. The only thing that bothers me about timing, I think it’s a very bad thing for the country. Because it makes the country look bad, it makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position. So the sooner it’s worked out, the better it is for the country.”

These phrases used the word “bad” FIVE times.  Also he did some serious boasting.  Here’s a little gem:

“I know the details of taxes better than anybody. Better than the greatest C.P.A. I know the details of health care better than most, better than most. And if I didn’t, I couldn’t have talked all these people into doing ultimately only to be rejected.”

He’s the smartest; the best at everything, right?  The transcript of the interview is really hard to read, so (editing out attributions to Trump and Schmidt, I made a word cloud of the transcript.  Here it is:

The more he repeats the words the larger they show.  It’s tough sledding, but a revealing read.