President Trump broke his silence on the findings of the Mueller report Sunday night by claiming victory, and describing the whole debacle as a ‘takedown’ that failed.
Trump tweeted “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019
Following the tweet, the President told reporters “It’s a shame our country had to go through this.”
“It began illegally,” Trump said regarding the investigation.
“And hopefully somebody is going to look at the other side, this was an illegal takedown that failed. And hopefully somebody is going to be looking at the other side. So it’s a complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction, thank you very much.” the President added.
The White House also released a statement, with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stating
“The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President.”
The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and DAG Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 24, 2019
Finally, the Trump campaign celebrated the release of Attorney General William Barr‘s summary of Mueller‘s findings with a video entitled ‘COLLUSION HOAX,’ which featured a host of Trump obstructionists claiming he colluded with Russia.
“Mueller proves them wrong!” the video notes, along with a statement that reads “While President Trump has been hard at work building a booming economy and making us safer. Democrats in the House and Senate took us on a frantic, chaotic, conspiracy-laden roller coaster for two years, alleging wrongdoing where there was none.”
“So distraught and blindsided by the results of the 2016 elections, Democrats lied to the American people continually, hoping to undo the legitimate election of President Trump.” the statement concluded.