Is there nothing—nothing!—that the liberal media can't spin against President Trump and his administration? Take Attorney General Bill Barr's comments to an ABC correspondent that some of the president's tweets make it impossible for him to do his job.
You'd think that dedicated Trump-detester Mika Brzezinski would be thrilled! But no. Mika managed to spin Barr's words in the worst possible way. On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski declared:
"It seems to me that what he’s saying is that these tweets make it harder for Bill Barr to help him be corrupt."
Former Obama aide Matthew Miller obediently agreed: "I think you have it exactly right, Mika."
He said they always wanted Jeff Sessions to push back at Trump like this, but Barr's words are "never backed up by his actions...when he says you're making it impossible for me to do my job, he means, you're not giving me the political space to operate to do all the things you want me to do, Donald Trump."
Mika repeated to Benjamin Wittes an hour later: "What he's saying is, you're making it hard for me to help you be a corrupt president."
Here's the transcript.
6:14 am ET
PIERRE THOMAS: So you’re saying you have a problem with the tweets?
BILL BARR: Yes — well, I have a problem with some of, some of the tweets. I’m happy to say that, in fact, the president has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case. However, to have public statements and tweets made about the department, about people in the department or men and women here, about cases pending in the department, and about judges before whom we have cases, make it impossible for me to do my job.
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MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Okay. Matt Miller, you know, I’m really thinking about these comments, which, you know, seem to really push back against the president at first. At first it's like, whoa, what’s going on here? Is he stepping away a little bit? Is he a little bruised by all the criticism he’s gotten? Because the legal community in Washington is so tight? But it seems to me that what he’s saying is that these tweets make it harder for Bill Barr to help him be corrupt. What’s your gut?
MATT MILLER: I think you have it exactly right, Mika.