During a rally to promote Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, Donald Trump continued to attack the ‘rigged’ and ‘sick’ government institutions that he claims try to thwart his administration.
At the Friday night event to promote the alleged sexual assaulter, he said: ‘This is a rigged system. This is a sick system from the inside.
‘And, you know, there is no country like our country but we have a lot of sickness in some of our institutions.’
Donald Trump lashed out at ‘rigged’ and ‘sick’ government institutions during his rally for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in Pensacola, Florida on Friday night
He said: ‘This is a rigged system. This is a sick system from the inside’
He continued: ‘And, you know, there is no country like our country but we have a lot of sickness in some of our institutions’
He did not name FBI special counsel Robert Mueller by name in the speech, but has done battle with the bureau as it continues to investigate his campaign team’s ties to Russian operatives.
Trump has been fighting Mueller with ever-increasing vigor, particularly now that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn has agreed to a plea bargain over his lies to the FBI about conversations with Russia’s ambassador.
CNN has posited that Trump is purposefully tearing into government systems in an effort to discredit them, particularly in the event that Mueller finds Trump committed a crime.
Citing crime fighting, immigration, military funding, veterans programs and his promised border wall, Trump issued a full-throated request for pro-Moore voters to go to the polls this coming week.
‘We cannot afford to lose a seat in the very, very close United States Senate. We can’t afford it. We can’t afford to have a liberal Democrat whjo is completely controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer,’ he said.
‘We want jobs, jobs, jobs. So get out and vote for Roy Moore!’
Moore stands accused of sexual misconduct by nine different women, including two who say he groped them while they were 14 and 16 years old.
He has denied everything.
Trump began his speech Friday by taking pot shots at political reporters, telling saying he would ‘cut straight through the fake news media. We’re going to speak the plain truth. And really the truth you want to hear.’
Trump’s rhetoric comes as Mike Flynn (left) struck a plea bargain with FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller (right) with regard to his lies about communications with Russia’s ambassador
On a day when CNN had to correct a story that had claimed Trump’s son Donald Jr. was tipped off to a cache of hacked emails before WikiLeaks published them – the truth was that it came afterward – the president showed no mercy.
‘CNN apologized just a little while ago. They apologized!’ he exclaimed as a few in the audience yelled, ‘CNN sucks!’
‘Oh thank you CNN, thank you so much,’ Trump gushed. ‘You should have been apologizing for the last two years!’
He said the reporters he loves to hate ‘have been apologizing left and right,’ citing a flawed ABC News report that falsely claimed he had instructed his son-in-law Jared Kushner to contact Russians while he was still a presidential candidate.
‘They took this fraudster from ABC. They suspended him. They should have fired him,’ he said of correspondent Brian Ross. ‘He drove the stock market down 350 points in minutes.’
‘Get yourself a lawyer and sue ABC News,’ he blared.