The reactions over the Mueller report are split, and, in no surprise, this chasm occurs directly down party lines.
Those who believed that Mueller would “get” the President see the President as “gotten”. Those who believed Mueller would fizzle out and deliver a cold nothing-burger are now commenting on the taste.
So it’s no surprise that longtime presidential adviser and former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway would be in the latter camp, (despite her husband’s oath of commitment to “the resistance”).
What is surprising, however, is how far Conway is willing to go in the fight, now suggesting that the mainstream media should start issuing apologies for their actions.
Kellyanne Conway, close adviser to President Trump, had some words for reporters after the Justice Department released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and discounted the possibility that the president had colluded with Russia.
“We’re accepting apologies today, too, for anybody who feels the grace in offering them,” she said before criticizing the way the press handled the issue.
On Twitter, Conway singled out The New York Times, which she said should print a “16-page apology.”
The President’s team has been making the rounds on social media over the course of the last 24 hours, sternly rebuking the finality of the issue while the President has remained relatively quiet, aside from the occasional tweet, while vacationing in Mar-a-Lago.
Trump’s reticence to speak to the press is a deft and clever move, as it exudes an air of nonchalance regarding the Mueller report. The President is figuratively wiping his hands of this mess and moving on – a bold strategy and one that only the most confident politicians can successfully execute.
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