White House responds to acquittal by floating vengeance threat at Adam Schiff
The Trump White House is out with a first official response to the Senate’s refusal to remove Donald Trump from office. It is mostly the usual claims of "witch hunt" and "full validation" and "exoneration" and a burping out of Trump's supposed "victories" and accomplishments. It refers to Sen. Mitt Romney only as "one failed Republican presidential candidate."
But this section is the most noteworthy:
Rep. Adam Schiff lied to Congress and the American people with a totally made up statement about the president's phone call. Will there be no retribution?
Is that a threat? How could it not be considered one?
While attributed to the still-possibly fictional "press secretary" Stephanie Grisham, these are clearly Trump's own words. He wrote this. And it does not appear (Susan Collins' imagination notwithstanding) that this White House has taken anything from the exposure of Trump's extortion, other than a new zealousness for "retribution" against Dear Leader's critics.
White House @PressSec Stephanie Grisham says of Rep. Adam Schiff after Trump's acquittal: "Will there be no retribu… https://t.co/pBkihFKuE0— kadhim (＾ｰ^)ノ (@kadhim (＾ｰ^)ノ) 1580941491
https://t.co/JDS4zUXXJG— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1580939389