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POTUS’ Profane Reaction to Mueller Appointment Makes for Poor Optics

Trump has yet to respond to the publication of his outburst, allowing the media full control of the optics here.

In this modern political world, sometimes the perception of wrongdoing is enough to get you sent up the creek…no paddle.

We have the over-the-top infotainment industry to thank for this, as they pass off their purposefully incendiary product as “news” or “journalism”.

Spolier alert:  It’s not “the news”.  It’s an excuse to rile you up emotionally in order to make you watch commercials….and it’s working.

Now, in the wake of the double-edged sword of the Mueller report, all eyes are on Washington DC and the President.  We are learning a great deal about the gritty underworld of the White House in the annals of this 400+ page report, including a number of candid details regarding the President himself.

One such instance involves the President’s initial reaction to Mueller’s appointment.

[Warning:  Strong language ahead.]

When former Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Trump that Mueller had been appointed on May 17, 2017, Trump reportedly responded, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked,” before ripping into Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation. Sessions allegedly recalled that Trump said something in the vein of “you were supposed to protect me,” before adding that “Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”

Now comes the spin, however, as the mainstream media works around the “F word” in order to play the optics here to their maximum effect.

Of course, it would be foolish to say that this is a positive take on the appointment of Mueller, but it may be too early to truly tell if Trump’s comment is that of a guilty man, or of a man who has been routinely targeted by the democrats from the moment he stepped onto the national political stage.

In either case, this is an event that will require some massaging by the President and his team before the infotainment industry has an opportunity to cement the profane outburst into Trump’s legacy.

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