Popular vote loser Donald Trump doesn’t need any help looking silly. Nearly every time he opens his mouth or his twitter account, he proves what a “stable genius” he isn’t.
So much so, in fact, that the White House was discovered omitting portions of documents that just happened to make Trump not look so smart. Was it an honest mistake, or was it on purpose? You be the judge, but here’s what happened.
When Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked if Trump would be “agreeable” to a clean DACA bill, Trump was clearly confused.
FEINSTEIN: “Would you be agreeable to that?”
TRUMP: “Yeah, I would like — I would like to do that.”
However, when the White House released the official transcript of the meeting and conversation, that comment from Trump was missing. It was only after they got caught for leaving it out that a “corrected” transcript was released, nearly 17 hours later.
Washington Post points out, “McCarthy apparently was not the only one concerned by Trump’s seeming agreement with Feinstein. When the White House released its official transcript Tuesday afternoon, the president’s line — “Yeah, I would like to do it” — was missing.”
Now, there is a possibility that it was an honest mistake, but it’s highly suspicious when a comment by Trump that just happens to display his ignorance about his own policy gets omitted from the transcript.
Not to mention, the White House made a massive omission back in July fom a transcript of an Air Force One huddle. Trump said to reporters that he may have been told about the infamous Trump Tower Russian meeting, but claimed he wasn’t aware of what was discussed. One New York Times reporter says:
Clearly, there is a history of omission of things that do not look good for Trump. So, pardon the skepticism when the “honest mistake” argument is used to defend the omission from the report of Trump’s DACA comments to Dianne Feinstein.
Here is the video of the exchange that went omitted…
Here’s the incredible moment where Trump initially agrees to Feinstein’s suggestion that they do a clean DACA bill, before being corrected by Republicans about what she was actually suggesting. pic.twitter.com/RaXAQAi8JF
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 9, 2018