President Trump was in attendance at his Mar-a-Lago estate for a GOP fundraiser. The event was held only hours after the special counsel’s report had been released finding no evidence of collusion.
Frank Thorpe is a producer and off-air reporter covering Congress for NBC News:
While the event was closed to the press, apparently some information about the goings on did leak to the media.
CNN White House reporter Jeremy Diamond:
Spotted: The President chatting with his WH attorney Emmet Flood — responsible for the WH response to the Mueller investigation — at Mar-a-Lago about an hour ago, just before the President sat down for dinner with his family (pic via source) pic.twitter.com/7iMFGVpGJG
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) March 23, 2019
President Trump reportedly joked with the crowd and avoided discussing the just-released Mueller report or any other controversial subject:
Marc Caputo is a reporter for Politico:
Trump also thanked “the legendary Pam Bondi,” Florida’s former attorney general who was honored at the Lincoln Day Dinner. And he marveled at the First Lady’s poll numbers. pic.twitter.com/23a5IQWrhp
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) March 23, 2019
But while Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham was giving his speech the event took on the air of a Trump campaign rally according to CNN’s Kevin Liptak:
A “lock her up” chant broke out at Mar-a-Lago tonight during Sen. Graham’s speech as he called for an investigation into Clinton and the origins of the dossier. Trump watched on from a table in the ballroom.
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) March 23, 2019
During the Clinton years, CNN had become known as the Clinton News Network for it’s fawning coverage of the president and his wife.
Was Frank Thorpe signaling CNN and the rest of the “destroy Trump” media with this tweet:
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) March 22, 2019
Of course, if you want to troll anyone using Twitter, the ‘go-to’ guy is James Woods who hadn’t heard Senator Graham’s remarks but did know the Mueller report had failed in its Witch-Hunt of President Trump:
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 23, 2019