President Trump kicked off yesterday’s campaign rally in Louisiana with a bang when he read a list of tweets demonstrating the blatantly partisan, politically-motivated nature of the impeachment hearings from none other than Mark Zaid, the whistleblower’s attorney himself.
“I don’t know if you saw, I’m coming off the plane and they hand me — look at this character — they just hand me this story,” he said, pulling a printed copy of a Fox News story out of his jacket.
“Coup has started. First of many steps,” Zaid wrote. “Rebellion, Impeachment will follow ultimately.”
And, of course, the remarkably stupid gentleman hasn’t yet deleted the tweets:
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) January 31, 2017
Here are a few more tweets left out of the Fox News story, all from around the time of the swamp-draining:
It's very scary. We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters. We have to.
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) July 2, 2017
I vote we get rid of him. Anyone else with me!
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) April 9, 2017
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) July 23, 2017
Well now if that ain’t just as partisan as all get-out.
Trump accurately, if not eloquently, called Zaid a “sleazeball” and read another post on Twitter from the lawyer predicting that “CNN will play a key role in Donald Trump not finishing out his first term.”
“It’s all a hoax, it’s a scam, and you know who helps them, these people, the media,” Trump said, pointing to the back of the area as the crowd booed.
Trump read another tweet in which Zaid said, “as one falls, two more will take their place,” likely referring to Trump admin staff who defied the White House and that the “coup” would occur in “many steps.”
The president also mocked the so-called “whistleblower” and noted that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff rather suddenly scrapped plans for him to testify in impeachment proceedings.
“Its a disgrace, it’s so bad what they do to our country,” Trump said. “They rip the guts out of our country, and its a shame, and they shouldn’t be allowed to do it, and people should stop … because we have a country to run.”