The deeper Trump gets into his presidency, the more ridiculous pro-Trump arguments become. Trumper TV appearances have now reached a boiling point where it’s impossible to hold back laughter. Trump’s son, Eric, just claimed to find “shocking” proof that the “deep state” exists because Twitter suggested he follow Obama and Ellen DeGeneres.
Jason Miller, a former member of the Trump campaign team, recently appeared on CNN to discuss Trump’s braggadocious tweet about zero commercial airline deaths in 2017.
CNN host Erin Burnett first stated, “Let’s go to Jason Miller, former senior communications adviser for the Trump campaign. Coming out here, ostensibly to take credit for no airplane crash deaths in 2017, why would he feel the need to even do that, to even take credit for that?”
Miller replied, “Well, Erin, I gotta hand it to the president, of all the issues I thought we would be talking about this evening, at least when I got up this morning, aviation safety wasn’t one of them, but the fact we’re debating whether or not this is the single safest year that’s on record or if it’s tied for being the safest year on record, I think really goes to the fact that President Trump knows how to go and push the issues and get us talking about things that he wants us to be talking about.”
Former White House chief ethics attorney Norman Eisen then chimed in: “Jason, it’s a nice try, but come on. It’s yet another of the almost 2,000 lies that the president has told in his first year in office. It saddens me as somebody who has worked in the White House and who venerates the presidency.”
Eisen continued, “He’s like the boy who cried wolf, and Erin, it’s going to come back to haunt him because the obstruction of justice charges that Bob Mueller is looking at is going to be up to the president to be candid or not. Is Mueller going to believe him or not when he says ‘I didn’t intend to obstruct’? Like the boy who cries wolf, this is going come to haunt him.”
Burnett then asked Miller, “Are you concerned about this, Jason?”
Miller answered, “I have to push back a bit on the good ambassador here, he didn’t actually answer the central question of whether or not this was the safest year on record or if it was tied for being the safest year on record.”
Burnett cut in: “No, no, no, no. The central question is, is the president responsible for it being the safest year on record, Jason.”
Miller responded, “I think he’s had a huge part of it and I think he absolutely should be able to take credit for it.”
An amused Burnett replied, “That’s so ridiculous, I’m sorry. You can’t give the president credit for a plane not crashing.”
Watch the clip below: