Trump Responds to Mueller Report: 'This Hoax Should Never Happen to Another President Again'


After roughly two years of probing and speculation, a redacted report from Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the 2016 campaign of Donald Trump, as well as alleged obstruction of that probe by the president, has been released to the public.

The more than 400-pages report can be summarized quite simply: No collusion and no obstruction.

That was the message the president immediately sought to drive home while speaking in the White House at an event for Wounded Warriors on Thursday morning.

Trump reiterated the principal conclusions of the investigation and said no future president should be made to endure the same dramatic scrutiny stemming from fraudulent and unverifiable allegations put forward for partisan purposes.

“No collusion. No obstruction,” Trump said. “There never was, by the way, and there never will be.”

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“And we do have to get to the bottom of these things, I will say,” he continued. “This should never happen.”

“I say it in front of my friends: This should never happen to another president again. This hoax, it should never happen to another president again. Thank you,” Trump concluded.

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Those remarks from the president came shortly after he rejoiced via Twitter over the end of the Mueller investigation that has hung like a cloud over his administration since its early months in office.

Inspired by the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” Trump posted a meme featuring the president standing amid a cloud of smoke with words in the same typeset as the series that read: “Game Over.”

In the smaller text above that, the meme also read: “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats.”

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The Mueller investigation, while perhaps not a “hoax” in and of itself, has been shown to have been based upon a hoax from its inception.

The president is correct that no future commander in chief should be made to suffer through such an episode again.

Despite a wholly partisan investigation against him and smears of unproven allegations purposely used to hamper his administration and agenda, Trump has stood tall and maintained his innocence throughout. It is unlikely that he will be restrained as he makes sure everyone knows that he has been vindicated after two years.

As for Trump’s comment that we “have to get to the bottom of these things,” that was likely an allusion to the fact that those who perpetrated the initial hoax that formed the foundation of the Mueller investigation will get to experience what it is like to have federal investigators hot on their trail, digging through everything they have done in search of a crime — except for this time, there may be prosecutable crimes to be found.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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