“Politics is not the nicest business in the world, but it’s very standard, where they have information and you take information,” Trump said during a joint press conference at the Élysée Palace with French President Emmanuel Macron.I thought the defense was they were all newbies and rookies and had no idea that what they were doing was wrong? Now we're back to "everybody does it, so it can't be wrong?"
Trump said “zero happened” as a result of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, which he claimed was “a meeting that most people in politics probably would have taken”
(and yes, the meeting itself is the problem, not any "results" of the meeting, which we are now told are zero, even though we were originally told there was never a meeting, and that Trump never knew about a meeting.
On Wednesday afternoon, Trump told Reuters that “No. That I didn’t know. Until a couple of days ago, when I heard about this. No I didn’t know about that,” referring to the meeting between Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort.So the shelf life of "zero happened" is soon going to turn into "well, yeah, something happened, but (a) "they did it, too!" (i.e., the Democrats), or (b) "Everybody's doing it!," which is just a variant on (a) when you can't attach it to the Hillary.
Trump changed his tune later in the day, when he told reporters on Air Force One: “In fact maybe it was mentioned at some point,” referring to the meeting. (Reporters on the plane initially thought the conversation was off-the-record, but the President said otherwise on Thursday.)
It's like waking up to find out reality has turned into a Moebius strip, with only one surface; and you have to struggle to stay on that surface when it forces you to go upside down....