The Report: This report doesn't exonerate Trump
Just because the president says it, doesn't mean it is true. Meanwhile, you can't really ask "why wasn't he charged if he is guilty", when the Attorney General (who he appointed) literally said that a sitting president cannot be charged.
That said, while Trump does get a lot of bad coverage, he does a lot of really stupid things. You can't really compare the coverage of one president to another when Trump is so universally atypical. Most of the time, when Trump is getting flak, it is either because he deserved or because he instigated it. He doesn't get a free pass on stupid bullshit just because he does a lot of stupid bullshit...
So the people who took his weather report as truth are to blame since he's the President and just because he says it, doesn't make it true?
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
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