Fox host Neil Cavuto had some choice words for Donald Trump in the wake of revelations that despite claiming he knew nothing about hush money payments to Stormy Daniels, Donald Trump had reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen for the $130,000 paid to her.
In his “Common Sense” commentary today, Cavuto praised “many” of Trump’s policies as “very good” but blasted him about his lies:
CAVUTO: How can you drain the swamp if you’re the one who keeps muddying the waters? That you didn’t know about that $130,000 payment to a porn star until you did? Said you knew nothing about how your former lawyer, Michael Cohen, handled this until acknowledging today you were the guy behind the retainer payment that took care of this. You insist that money from the campaign or campaign contributions played no role in this transaction of that you’re sure. Thing is, not even 24 hours ago, sir, you couldn’t recall any of this, and you seemed very sure.
Now I’m not saying you’re a liar. You’re president, you’re busy, I’m just having a devil of a time figuring out which news is fake. Let’s just say your own words on lots of stuff give me, shall I say, lots of pause. Like the time you said the Russians didn’t interfere in the 2016 election until a lot Republicans had to remind you they did. Came back months later and you said, “Well I never said that Russia didn’t meddle in the election,” when, in fact, you had - a lot.
Now none of this makes me a NeverTrumper, just always confused. Like when you claimed your tax plan was the biggest in U.S. history, when it wasn’t. Or that the bill you signed to make it all happen would cost you a fortune when it turns out it’s going to help make you a bigger fortune. Or that your job approval numbers really aren’t that bad relative to other presidents at this stage when they’re actually worse than most presidents at this stage.
That can change but what’s weird is this pattern does not.
Like the time that you said rumors of Rex Tillerson’s departure at the State Department were false - until they weren’t. Or that your former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, wasn’t going anywhere - until he was. Or your economic advisor, Gary Cohn, was doing a great job - until he wasn’t. When you absolutely loved Steve Bannon - until you didn’t.
It’s not that these exaggerations and misstatements and omissions are now and then - more like now and something else, always something else.
I guess you’re too busy draining the swamp to ever stop and smell the stink you’re creating. That’s your doing. That’s your stink. Mr. President, that’s your swamp.
Watch Cavuto call out Trump’s lies below, from the May 3, 2018 Your World.
FOLLOW THE $$$$!
That is, the OLD $$$$ of the late Richard Mellon “Commie Cunt” Scaife, Starr’s principal financial supporter during the 1990s. For those who don’t know, Richard Mellon Scaife was a nephew of Andrew Mellon, an heir to the MASSIVE Mellon Bank fortune and also U.S. Treasury Secretary under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. Andrew Mellon is known by lots of reputable economists as the architect of the Great Depression that began in late October 1929. One of the principal causes of the Great Depression was Mellon successfully pushing his boss Warren Harding to MASSIVELY CUT TAXES for the rich and privileged 1%ers, just like Der Fuehrer Twitler today. Here’s the reason for the term “Commie Cunt”: it was Richard Mellon Scaife himself who used these words on a female reporter back in the 1990s when he was intensely questioned by this reporter why he was looking to nail the Clintons by backing Kenneth Starr.
Hey Neil, just say it. The president* is a liar. You’ll feel better afterwards. You’ll still be a lying douchebag yourself, but you’ll feel better.
It’s the hypocrisy that gets my goat.