Mother Of Heather Heyer Has A Harsh Message For Nazi-Sympathizing Trump

Last weekend, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a 32-year-old woman by the name of Heather Heyer was killed when white supremacist James Fields drove his car into a crowd of demonstrators against white supremacy. Her death came as thousands of white supremacists descended upon the town in “protest” of the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee.

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You’d think that it would be easy for the president to figure out which side is worth condemnation here, but it wasn’t. The president has continually insisted that both sides are equally in the wrong when it comes to Charlottesville.

Now, Susan Bro — Heather Heyer’s mother — has a message for the belligerent president.

She appeared this Friday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America and stated, quite simply, that she is not interested in having any contact with the president in the wake of him refusing to single out for condemnation the group that killed her daughter.

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts asked Bro about this, saying:

‘We understand that the president has reached out — have you talked to him directly yet?’

She responded forcefully, saying:

‘I have not, and now I will not.’

She elaborated to add some context to her refusal to interact with the president, saying:

‘At first I just missed his calls… I hadn’t really watched the news until last night, and I’m not talking to the president now. I’m sorry, but after what he said about my child… I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters like Ms. Heyer with the KKK and the white supremacists… You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I’m sorry.’

We all understand completely, Ms. Bro.

The president, in his commentary on the situation in Charlottesville, mirrored comments made by none other than Andrew Anglin, the founder of the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, who criticized Heyer’s appearance, characterized her as a drain on society and claimed that people are glad she is dead.

The president has very few allies in his characterization of the situation. Numerous Congressional leaders — including Republicans — have all spoken out against him.

Watch a video clip from Heather Heyer’s mother’s Friday appearance on ABC below.

Trump Has Gone Bonkers….Psycho Tweets in the last 30 mins

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    The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is. They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!

  2. …and people like Ms. Heyer. Such a disgusting lie. He just can’t forget his election trouncing.The people of South Carolina will remember!

  3. Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists……


Here is some earlier Tweets: From A Madman….

  1. THANK YOU for following the RULE OF LAW! Sanctuary cities make our country LESS SAFE! Full remarks:

    AG Jeff Sessions – Sanctuary Cities Remarks – Miami-Dade, Florida
  2. Join me at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 22nd in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center! Tickets at:

  3. Today in Bedminster I signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, joined by .

  4. Just landed in Bedminster, New Jersey. 🎥

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    President Trump alone has succeeded in bringing the Stock Market, Small Business Index and Consumer Comfort to ALL TIME HIGHS!

  6. Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!

  7. Memorial service today for beautiful and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman. She will be long remembered by all!

  8. Wow, Senator Luther Strange picked up a lot of additional support since my endorsement. Now in September runoff. Strong on Wall & Crime!


  10. Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!

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    .: “Our infrastructure will again be the best in the world. We used to have the greatest infrastructure anywhere in the world.”

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    Thanks for watching!!

  13. Congratulations John!

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    Watching MSM you would have no idea clearly, unambiguously & repeatedly condemned the bigotry & violence in Charlottesville

  15. Congratulation to Roy Moore and Luther Strange for being the final two and heading into a September runoff in Alabama. Exciting race!

  16. Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!

N.C. Man Flies Nazi Flag After Charlottesville Attack & Gets Confronted On Camera

Last weekend, the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, was rocked by intense violence brought on by the descent of thousands of white nationalists upon the town.

These white nationalists, who went to Virginia to protest the city’s plans to remove a statue meant to honor Confederate war icon General Robert E. Lee, were met by an unsurprising significant left wing protest presence. At the end of the ensuing clashes, three people were dead, including one woman — 32 year old Heather Heyer — who was the victim of a car ramming attack.

These white nationalists did not come out of nowhere. There are no doubt untold millions of people in the United States who vary between turning a willful blind eye to and actively aiding the white nationalist causes. Just look at how many tens of millions of people voted for Donald Trump, without regard to his ostracizing of entire groups of non-whites.

The same qualification goes with voting for Trump that goes with millions of people’s response to the white nationalist-fueled violence in Charlottesville — some turned a willful blind eye to the belligerent businessman’s bigotry, while many others actively supported it.

There are more potent effects of tens of millions of Americans states of mind when it comes to white nationalism and bigotry then just getting Donald Trump into the White House. A striking example of the wide ranging effects of millions of Americans’ indifference on the issue of virulent racism popped up this week in North Carolina, where a man replaced his long flying — and long controversial — Confederate flag with — wait for it — a Nazi flag.

Joe Love was unsurprisingly confronted by at least one of his neighbors, Page Braswell. The Gaston Gazette reports that Braswell captured a cellphone video in which Love tells her in response to her pressing him about the flag: “This is Nazi f*cking America!”

Love had a bizarre explanation when pressed about the flag by the Gaston Gazette, saying:

‘That used to be a religious symbol in India until Hitler got ahold of it. A lot of people don’t know that… I agree with the symbol as it started out as a religious symbol. But as far as backing Hitler and being a white supremacist and Hitler, I’m not into that.’

His level of articulation combined with his belligerence does not exactly support his bizarre assertion that he’s been flying a swastika because it “used to be a religious symbol in India.”

We aren’t in India. We are in the 21st Century, and for it is pretty much universally recognized that when someone flies a flag with a swastika on it, that means that they support Nazi ideology — and, by extension, it means that they support the Nazis’ murder of tens of millions of innocent people during World War II.

After a Monday exchange with reporters at his home, Love angrily took the flag down and stormed inside his house.

An image of Love’s flag taken from Braswell’s aforementioned cellphone video is below.

403 Forestway Drive Mount Holly NC 28120 (White House on the corner) – Joe Love is his name. Owns Jerry & Sons Auto on Hwy 27 between Mt Holly & Stanley. We need to ALL stand against Nazis. Share far and wide; let's run this Nazi out of town. For real.

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The military chain of command provides the president with complete authority to order the use of nuclear arms, Princeton researcher and Global Zero founder Bruce Blair tells DW. He also talks about potential objections.

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DW: Does the US military chain of command give President Donald Trump the unilateral authority to order the use of nuclear weapons? 

Bruce Blair: The protocol that has been set up for this purpose is streamlined and designed for speed and efficiency, not for deliberation. And this protocol gives the president carte blanche – complete unchecked authority to order the use of nuclear weapons.

Bruce Blair (Max Whittaker)Bruce Blair is a nuclear security scholar at Princeton University and a co-founder of Global Zero

Now some people argue that that authority can violate the constitution if the president orders the first use of nuclear weapons, others say the constitution provides this authority through Article 2, which designates the president as commander of chief of the armed forces. So you get into a little bit of debate about what is constitutional or not. But the system, the protocol, is designed to allow for one person with a single verbal order to launch nuclear weapons.

Can you describe the nature of this protocol and how the use of nuclear weapons would be carried out in practice?

The way that would work is that the president would consult as he desires with his top advisors. He is not obliged to consult with anyone, including the Secretary of Defense or the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or the national security adviser.

He likely would and the teleconference protocol has been designed to patch in his top advisors into a secure conference call if they are not in the room with him, including the commander of the strategic forces in Omaha, Nebraska. In this case he would have a discussion with his advisors if he chose to do so.

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The main talker in this conference call is the commander, the four-star general in charge of our nuclear forces in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the person who talks to the president about what options are available and what the consequences would be and he would ask the president about what kind of conditions the president would like to impose on the use of nuclear weapons, for example whether or not he would like to withhold strikes against urban populations. So that conversation is the main one in this protocol and other advisors may be invited to weigh in or may not.

And then the president makes a decision and then conveys that decision to another critical party that is patched into this emergency teleconference, and that is the emergency action center, the so-called war room at the Pentagon. So the president makes a decision, chooses among the options to him and instructs the war room, which is patched into this call to carry out that order.

At which point the war room requires the president to verify his identity using a special code, known colloquially as “the biscuit,” also known as “the gold code.” And if the president gives the right codes to the Pentagon, the Pentagon transmits an emergency message or a launch order to the forces designated by the president’s choice.

That launch order, which is roughly the length of a tweet, would be formatted and would include special codes to unlock missiles and to provide instructions to the executing commanders in the field as to the time the war plan should be carried out. And then the crews would receive that message within five minutes of the president’s decision and begin to carry it out.

Seoul: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un on a TV screen (picture alliance/dpa/AP/A. Young-joon)Trump has issued heavy-handed threats to the regime in Pyongyang

How long would it take for the president’s order to be carried out?

In the case of land-based rockets in the middle west of the United States, of which there are 400, each with one warhead, those crews can carry out the order in one minute from the time they have received it. The missiles could be leaving their silos en masse in one minute from the time they have received the order. Crews on submarines would take about 10 minutes longer to carry out the order because they have extra steps that they need to carry out.

Could there be opposition among the senior advisors that’s so strong that they would try to intervene not only to oppose, but to disobey orders and to instruct the chain of command in the Pentagon war room not to carry out the order?

There you are entering into a psychological arena, and I can’t really speculate more than anyone else how that might play out.

And the fact that the military is already planning conventional and nuclear operations against North Korea, that there is already a nuclear plan for North Korea, the fact that that is an ongoing process of fine tuning, is an indication that that is already accepted that nuclear weapons might be used against North Korea. And the mere planning for that by the military indicates the accommodation and acceptance of a presidential decision to order that plan be carried out.

North Korea rocket test (Reuters/KCNA)US intelligence authorities claim North Korea can mount a nuclear missile on a rocket

Once an option is chosen by the president in this protocol of decision making that I described to you, someone like the commander of the strategic command might be saying, “Mr President I think this is ill-advised, we have conventional non-nuclear options to deal with this threat and furthermore the nuclear option you prefer is probably a violation of the law of war under the circumstances.”

He may well receive that kind of advice in the emergency conference, but he can ignore it and proceed and I believe that – based on my conversations with people in the military that would be involved in situations like that – they would give their best advice and then they would carry out the order that the president gives, even if it were viewed as ill-advised, misguided and a violation of the law of war. I believe the system is very strongly predisposed to accept and carry out the president’s wishes.

Bruce Blair is a nuclear security scholar at Princeton University and a co-founder of Global Zero, an international initiative dedicated to the elimination of all nuclear weapons. He also served as a member of the US State Department’s International Security Advisory Board from 2007 to June 2017.

The President Of The United States Just Got Busted For ‘Liking’ A Tweet About Rape And Orgies

It appears as though the Tweeter-in-chief finally showed his true colors last night.

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Trump liked a tweet on his personal account from user @AHamiltonSpirit that read: “Also can you believe THIS?! RAPE….ORGIES….KOREA….TRUMP….WTF?! #Korea is a #DISTRACTION.”

Trump liked the bizarre tweet at 10:50pm and caught on to the apparent mistake less than two hours later, when it disappeared under his “likes” column.

Trump liked the bizarre tweet at 10.50pm and caught on to the apparent mistake less than two hours later when it disappeared under his “likes.”

The Hamilton account wondered if perhaps Trump’s “thumb was trembling” and the favorite was an accident. It was briefly the 13th “favorite” that the president had. If his finger did slip and like the tweet by accident, no other tweet was favorited.

His existing favorites highlight those from his family,and everything he loves including one tweet from his daughter-wife Ivanka about a meeting in Sant’Egidio in which she learn about “remarkable work with survivors of with human trafficking and with those still suffering.” He has also liked tweets from First Lady Melania Trump when she met children at the American International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Also, he liked a few tweets about the Easter Egg Roll. It looks as if Trump only ‘likes’ tweets that make his heart happy. I guess rape and orgies fall in that category. Disgusting.

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Demand Grows To Strip Trump of Nuclear Authority (Please Share)

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The morning following his “fire and fury” remarks on Tuesday—which promised retaliation if the North Korean regime continues to threaten the United States—President Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise America’s “powerful” nuclear arsenal, comments that intensified the groundswell of calls to end the pro-war rhetoric and strip Trump of his nuclear-strike authority.

“No U.S. President, certainly not Trump, should have sole authority to initiate an unprovoked nuclear war.”
—Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)Trump’s threat against North Korea came on the heels of a report by the Washington Post indicating that Pyongyang had “successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.”

The Kim Jong-un regime responded just hours after Trump’s remarks, promising to hasten “the tragic end of the American empire” and announcing it would review plans to “strike areas around the U.S. territory of Guam,” where the U.S. maintains large military bases, “with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles.”

Reacting to Trump’s “crazy” comments and to the growing fear that the U.S. is inching closer to nuclear war, activists and lawmakers urged Congress to revive legislation that would strip the executive branch of the power to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike.

“No U.S. President, certainly not Trump, should have sole authority to initiate an unprovoked nuclear war,” wrote Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).

In an interview with MSNBC‘s Chris Hayes Tuesday night, Markey said Trump’s comments “bring us back to August of 1945, when nuclear weapons were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

Watch the interview:

Others echoed Markey’s call for legislation that would remove the power to launch a nuclear first strike from the president. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), pointing to previous reporting by Common Dreams, highlighted the urgent necessity of removing the power to launch a nuclear first strike from the hands of the president—a move that has proven to be immensely popular.

I believe Congress must authorize any nuclear first strike and have co-sponsored @TedLieu‘s important bill. 

"The current nuclear launch approval process, which gives the decision to potentially end civilization as we know it to a single individual, is flatly unconstitutional." (Photo: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons/flickr/cc)

Nearly 500K People Urge Congress to “Take Away Trump’s Nuclear Football”

New legislation would prohibit president from launching nuclear strike without declaration of war from Congress

In May, as Common Dreams reported, more than 500,000 people signed a petition expressing support for the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, a bill introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) that, if passed, would bar the president from launching a nuclear strike without congressional authorization.

“This saber-rattling from the president is dangerous,” concluded Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). “We need to de-escalate tensions so that diplomacy can work.”

Adding to the calls for de-escalation is a newly drafted petition by, which is set to be delivered to the White House.

“The nuclear threat will not end as long as nations continue to claim that nuclear weapons are essential for their national security.”
—Tomihisa Taue, mayor of Nagasaki, Japan

The petition, which already has over 57,000 signatures, reads: “Stop the insanity. Don’t provoke a war with North Korea.”

“Donald Trump is making us all more unsafe with every war-mongering comment, tweet, and threat. His rhetoric threatening North Korea with ‘fire and fury’ is exacerbating a dangerous situation, putting the people of Guam—and everyone around the world—in grave danger,” the petition adds. “While a nuclear North Korea is a real concern, the answer must be diplomacy-first, not a rush to a potentially devastating nuclear war.”

The growing threat of nuclear war comes as Wednesday marks the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan by the U.S.

Carol Turner, vice chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, said in a statement: “It beggars belief that the US president has chosen the 72nd anniversary to threaten North Korea with ‘fire and fury like the world has never seen.’ These words mark the real possibility of a nuclear confrontation.”

Speaking at a memorial event on Wednesday, Tomihisa Taue, the mayor of Nagasaki, highlighted the “increasingly tense” international situation and argued that all nations should do away with nuclear weapons.

“A strong sense of anxiety is spreading across the globe that in the not too distant future these weapons could actually be used again,” Taue said. “The nuclear threat will not end as long as nations continue to claim that nuclear weapons are essential for their national security.”

Donald Trump gets a daily briefing all about how great he is

Any former Capitol Hill intern is familiar with the concept of a clip book, which young staffers compile, every day, to give their bosses a sense of how news outlets are covering them. This is a standard practice for Democrats and Republicans alike. Indeed, once upon a time as an intern in Chuck Schumer’s office, my responsibilities included assembling a daily package of news articles that contained any mention of him.

But the purpose of that document — and for nearly all clip books — was for the senator and his senior aides to get an accurate portrait of how he was being covered in the press. Like any normal human being, Schumer preferred to read positive coverage of himself to negative, but the goal of the exercise was to help ascertain what was actually going on in order to inform future decision-making.

That is not Donald Trump’s goal. He, by contrast, seems to just want to hear that people think he’s doing a great job even though the best evidence we have is that people do not, in fact, think he’s doing a great job.

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on the opioid crisis, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)© AP President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on the opioid crisis, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

As Alex Thompson of Vice News, citing “three current and former White House officials,” reports: In the morning at 9:30 and then around 4:30 in the afternoon, Trump is presented with a briefing document full of people praising him.

The folders, according to Thompson, “are filled with screenshots of positive cable news chyrons (those lower-third headlines and crawls), admiring tweets, transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful.”

The point of this is to improve the notoriously media-obsessed president’s mood by reminding him that he has a lot of fans and admirers out there, and in a hilarious detail, reportedly some in the White House even refer to this clip package as “the Propaganda Document.” And, in a very bad way, it is.

Clip books are common, but cocooning is dangerous

Obviously, nobody who is in the news as much as the president is in a position to read allcoverage of himself. But it’s dangerous for a president to be cocooned in a world where he doesn’t know what kind of criticisms he’s facing.

Indeed, even from the standpoint of the president’s own self-interest it’s probably counterproductive to be isolated from accurate information. Trump, for example, seems very taken with news coverage that emphasizes the number of jobs that have been added to the economy so far in 2017.

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This is perfectly fine spin as far as spin goes. The reality, however, is that thus far in 2017, job growth has been somewhat slower than it was in 2016. If Trump believes that economic growth is booming when it is in fact slowing, he is unlikely to take action to reverse the slowing trend even though both Trump and the American people more broadly would be better off with faster rather than slower job growth.

This problem will, of course, only be exacerbated if objective conditions at some point take a southward turn. If nobody wants to deliver bad news to the Oval Office, then there will be no way for problems to be addressed before they spiral out of control.

All administrations face some version of this problem, but part of good staffing is to push against it. But so far there’s little indication that anyone is really trying to break through with Trump, as opposed to letting him rely on Fox & Friends as his go-to news source. There’s a reason they say “Don’t shoot the messenger.” Trump doesn’t appear to know what it is.

Trump Wages War On News Networks In Brutal Tailspin Meltdown On Social Media

President Trump has a lot of time to tweet while on vacation at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Even still, it’s not as though he has been spending that time coming up with any new talking points.

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About an hour or so before he was slated to speak publicly about the opioid crisis from his golf club, Trump took to Twitter to rail against the “fake news,” refusing to even call major media organizations by their proper names as if he is some sort of schoolyard bully taunting his classmates.

He wrote:

‘E-mails show that the AmazonWashingtonPost and the FailingNewYorkTimes were reluctant to cover the Clinton/Lynch secret meeting in plane.’

E-mails show that the AmazonWashingtonPost and the FailingNewYorkTimes were reluctant to cover the Clinton/Lynch secret meeting in plane.

Yet again here, Trump is acting as though he is chief media critic of the United States and not the president. Both of the news organizations that he named did, in fact, cover the 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton.

Making a big deal out of reporters’ alleged reluctance to cover the Lynch/ Clinton meeting is a talking point which seems to have its genesis at a right wing blog called The Federalist. Again, though, all of the news organizations in question did end up covering the Clinton/ Lynch meeting extensively — so what’s the point here again?

Trump added another message slamming “fake news” on Tuesday afternoon, writing:

‘After 200 days, rarely has any Administration achieved what we have achieved..not even close! Don’t believe the Fake News Suppression Polls!’

After 200 days, rarely has any Administration achieved what we have achieved..not even close! Don’t believe the Fake News Suppression Polls!

Read replies to Trump’s latest tweets below.

BREAKING: John Kelly Regrets Taking Chief of Staff Trump Refuses to Stop Tweeting:‘Bloomberg News Report’

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The president is an avid Twitter user — as we all know. Donald’s usage of the social media platform has proven to be both incendiary and defining for his presidency. On Twitter, he has both heaped praise on his followers and lashed out at pretty much everyone imaginable, from small town union leaders to foreign governments.

Within the last couple of weeks, Donald Trump fired his Chief of Staff, former RNC official Reince Priebus, and replaced him with then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. Trump brought Kelly on with lavish praise, but — unsurprisingly — he is reportedly not about to let him curtail his usage of Twitter.

To be sure, Bloomberg reported since Kelly assumed his position as the highest ranking official in Trump’s White House that he’d hoped to curtail the president’s incendiary tweeting. One anonymous source speaking to Bloomberg said that the retired General had been “offering a different way to say the same thing.”

However, in the face of Donald Trump continuing on being himself, and Kelly getting a glimpse of that first hand, the retired General has reportedly given up on trying to rein in the president’s tweeting habit, even while exerting tight control throughout the rest of his administration.

On Monday morning, while on a seventeen day excursion to his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, that has been billed as a “working vacation,” Trump fired off a long, angry screed that seems to have mostly been in response to things he saw on television. For example, on Monday morning, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal appeared on CNN to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s integrity and ability to do his job. Trump, in turn, posted an angry series of tweets trying to discredit Blumenthal.

Now, Gen. Kelly has given up on trying to rein in the president’s tweeting habits. POLITICO White House Correspondent Tara Palmeri wrote on Twitter this Monday morning that she “was told Kelly’s accepted that he will not have control over tweets.” She added, “No one controls Trump’s twitter.”

She was writing in response to POLITICO Senior Writer Jake Sherman, who was questioning the president’s Monday morning tweets in the face of the recent reports about Kelly seeking to control the president’s tweeting habit.

Check out Twitter’s thoughts below.

Kellyanne Conway Offers Dumbest Proof Ever Against Russia Collusion Allegations

Like that lobster roll you bought at a gas station that one time, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway is the gift that keeps on giving, even if you don’t want her to.

In an interview on Sunday’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, Conway ran through some of her greatest hits while also dropping a hot new Song of the Stupid Summer for fans to groove to on the golf course.

There was Conway’s classic wall of Obama when confronted with the White House’s lies about Donald Trump’s participation in a cover-up of his campaign’s Russian collusion meeting, and her more recent hit, that millions of Trump fans are more important than the stupid rule of law.

But Conway really sizzled when she rebutted the Russia investigation by pointing out that she had never personally conspired with Russia on television — or at least not on ABC:

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“I spent a lot of time with you during the campaign as a campaign manager, on your two programs, and others with ABC as well. What one thing did we ever say, do, or conspire that had anything to do with Russia?”

That may sound like the worst humblebrag in the history of political scandals, but with this bunch, it actually is remarkable that they didn’t do something that stupid. Unless you count Trump following that meeting with public declarations about compromising material on Hillary Clinton and an explicit plea for Russia to hack the U.S. government. But Conway is right, it wasn’t her, and it wasn’t on ABC News.

Conway also conspicuously refused to say whether Trump would commit to not firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who has just impaneled a Washington, D.C., grand jury for the Russia probe:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Bottom line, Kellyanne —


STEPHANOPOULOS: Does the president commit to not firing Robert Mueller?

CONWAY: The president has not even discussed that. The president is not discussing firing Bob Mueller.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But will he commit not to fire him?

CONWAY: We are complying and cooperating with — he has not even discussed not firing — he has not discussed firing Bob Mueller.

STEPHANOPOULOS: That’s not what I’m asking.

CONWAY: And in fact, Ty Cobb — well, hold on. I’m not the president’s lawyer here. But I will tell you, as his counselor, he is not discussing that.

Conway also would not say if Trump supports bipartisan legislation to make it difficult for Trump to fire Mueller, saying it was based on “hypotheticals.”

With Trump and his minions raising the not-so-implicit threat of mob violence if Mueller returns indictments in the Russia probe, there may come a day when the worst thing we feared Trump might do would be to fire the special counsel.