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President Trump's Post-Mueller Report Tweets, Scored

The Mueller report drops and Trump tweets.

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Love him or hate him, President Trump's Twitter presence is impossible to ignore. And with something as exciting as the Mueller report dropping today, the thumb-thugging bar was exceptionally high.

We're spending some time analyzing the president's Twitter feed today.

Trump's first post-Mueller report tweet was this bad boy right here. The video is strong. You get to hear Trump repeat "no collusion" for nearly an entire minute. The clip is set to some dramatic—patriotic, even—music in the background. If you got the sense that Trump was about to interrupt the clip to say, "This is our Independence Day," then you aren't alone.

The words in the tweet also get straight to the point. "No Collusion—No Obstruction!" captures the essence of Trump. 

Overall score: 8/10

I admire the attempt at relevancy, but would personally advise against it. For one thing, pop culture references are subject to all sorts of blowback from hardcore fans. Trump may think he's referring to himself as Jon Snow, but that won't stop millions of Twitter users from getting into his mentions and insisting he's actually Joffrey.

How does HBO feel about Trump sharing yet another Game of Thrones meme? Welp, the company said that they "still prefer" to not have their intellectual property "used for political purposes" in a statement.

Overall score: 4/10

Trump uses other people to convey what he's insisted all this time. A popular late night comedian? A flustered CNN panel? Trump is using their own words to drag them for filth and prove his point.

However, I'm docking points for wordiness and repetition. Not only is this essentially his first tweet, but it would have had more impact without any sort of introduction.

There are also concerns about pacing. Considering the previous tweets were posted before lunchtime, this new video would have made for good post-work traffic/pre-dinner discussion.

Overall score: 7.5/10

Bonus Links: Interested in the Mueller report but don't know where to start? Get your "Ctrl+F" ready and try this searchable version. Have questions about collusion? Read an overview here, or some other takes here.

NEXT: Trump May Not Be Guilty of Obstruction, but He Is Guilty of Arrogant Stupidity

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  1. I’d score the “Game Over” tweet lower–because Barr’s review of the origins of the Trump-Russia probe isn’t in yet.

    Spolier Alert (from last season)

    Remember when Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish went to court expecting Sansa to sentence Arya for treason–only to end up being found guilty of treason himself? The FBI doing surveillance on presidential campaigns with warrants obtained under false pretenses is unacceptable. Get to the bottom of that travesty, and we’ll be closer to “game over”.

    1. The Three-Eyed Raven sees you, Comey.

      The Three-Eyed Raven sees through you.

  2. Zuri, did you take some of Bishop’s weed??? These are all 10/10!

    Although I do think Trump is a terrible president and that it’s wrong he’s spending so much time tweeting instead of doing his job!

  3. So, the white (walking to the polls with) walkers win?

  4. This is the best reporting on the Mueller Report yet, and why I come to Reason.

  5. I’m just glad to see that the president is expressing deep concern that a foreign adversary succeeded in interfering with a US presidential election.

    Oh wait no. He’s acting like a 5 year-old.

    1. “Succeeded”? You childish fuck. Do you really think this dreck interfered with anything???

      Ah, and where exactly was your concern when Obama openly spent a metric ton of cash interfering with the Israeli elections? Hypocrite.

      1. Maybe you were too upset after all of your concern regarding Al Gore’s Chinese election money bag-man duties to care later on about Obama’s foreign election meddling?

        Probably not. Since both men had “D” after their names you gave them a pass, right? Or were you just so uninformed you weren’t aware of either incident?

        1. Whatabout the thing that’s relevant now?

          1. So what should Trump do? Cut off diplomatic ties? Declare war? More sanctions (which he already has)? Arm the Ukrainians (already has)? Strengthen NATO, especially the central European countries (already has)? Try weaning Western Europe off Russian oil and gas by offering American oil and gas (again, he already has)? So tell us Tony what would you have him do?

            1. You’re asking an infantile lefty scumbag to offer real alternatives? Well, you already know where that’s going.
              Tony, turd, OP, the asshole rev, JFree, Jeff, the lot of them are hoping to find something, ANYTHING, which would justify the last two years of whining. And they are failing.
              My email home page is full of the legacy press doing exactly the same and failing also.
              pathetic…

          2. How is an incident of a semi-hostile foreign government getting caught directly funding Democrat candidates in US elections not relevant? And the fact that Clinton and his DOJ refused to allow an independent counsel or outside investigation, despite the FBI director demanding one?

          3. Whatabout the thing that’s relevant now?

            It’s not relevant now, Tony, because your side said so.

            When the crime was initially reported, when your guys were doing it, you insisted that it was no crime.

            The other side was forced to acquiesce.

            So now, when they do it, and you cry, it’s STILL not a crime.

            Because you said so.

      2. At least our State Department was smart and bought “likes”.

    2. Tony
      April.18.2019 at 6:16 pm
      “I’m just glad to see that the president is expressing deep concern that a foreign adversary succeeded in interfering with a US presidential election.”

      And it’s quite pleasing to see that our resident shitbag isn’t capable of reading English.
      —————————————————-
      “Oh wait no. He’s acting like a 5 year-old.”

      And engaging in projection.

  6. Love him or hate him, President Trump’s Twitter presence is impossible to ignore.

    Well, then I accomplish the impossible all day every day.

    1. Yeah, I gotta go with that take.

      But if you want to take a Rorschach test and find out about yourself, look at that list of tweets in light of the last 2 years. If you find the Game of Thrones graphic to be a 4/10…. well, there’s your answer about whether you are suffering from TDS.

      I’m sure there are loads of terrible Trump tweets that Trump Fanbois are falling over themselves in a mirror universe version of this as well.

      As usual, I’m just annoyed to be dragged into another idiotic discussion of irrelevancies because someone says something so dumb that I feel a pathological urge to respond.

  7. +1 for an article at Reason today that isn’t batshit crazy.

    1. + 0.82 w/ a 0.0238 margin of error

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