One of the more reliable traits of Donald J. Trump is that if an activity does not involve grifting money, base corporeal pursuits or chasing a little white ball down a fairway, he is pretty much clueless about how it works.
And if the almighty Donald Trump does not know how something works, he is pretty much sure in his own feeble mind that no one else does either, which is why he continually tries to sell unadulterated horseshit such as this:
“Donald Trump admitted to keeping government materials as “cool” keepsakes, but he insisted he kept only the folders and not the classified documents they had contained.
The former president issued a pair of posts on his Truth Social website claiming that reports about the top-secret materials he hoarded at Mar-a-Lago and elsewhere were inaccurate, and tried out a new defense by insisting that 48 folders marked “classified” that were seized by FBI agents had been empty when he carted them off from the White House as souvenirs.
“The Fake News Media & Crooked Democrats (That’s been proven!) keep saying I had a ‘large number of documents’ in order to make the Biden Classified Docs look less significant,” Trump posted. “When I was in the Oval Office, or elsewhere, & ‘papers’ were distributed to groups of people & me, they would often be in a striped paper folder with ‘Classified’ or ‘Confidential’ or another word on them. When the session was over, they would collect the paper(s), but not the folders, & I saved hundreds of them.”
“Remember, these were just ordinary, inexpensive folders with various words printed on them, but they were a ‘cool’ keepsake,” he added.“
Sorry, Dummy Don, I am pretty sure that is not the way the safeguarding of classified documents works. The marked folders and any cover sheets protecting the documents are an integral component to controlling access and secrecy of the documents contained within, and the thought that a bunch of yahoos just removing and potentially intermixing or allowing disclosure of them to unauthorized personnel is patently ridiculous.
Ron Filipowski and his crew were not about to let this stupid lie go unchallenged:
He's had months to come up with a story, and this is the one he chose. Sad!
— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) January 18, 2023
Well, to be fair Bob, it is only one of many.
He has the right to remain silent but doesn’t have the ability to do so.
— 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐝𝐢 (@ChidiNwatu) January 18, 2023
So admitting to the now “empty folders.” What happened to the documents? Hello!? pic.twitter.com/AkrwH7XbCH
— Chris Fleming (@chrisfleming91) January 18, 2023
Goes from he was allowed to have classified docs
They were just empty folders that I was collecting like baseball cards
— Brian M “doesn’t require a SPECIAL MASTER” (@BrianM70923520) January 18, 2023
Yup. And completely unaware of the contradiction.
So at the end of the meeting the documents, classified, confidential, and some other word, were not returned to their original folders. What did they do with them, bind them up with a rubber bands and toss them in a storage tub?
— Dennis (@maceface53) January 18, 2023
So he would have us believe.
The problem with claiming he only kept the classified cover folders as 'souvenirs' and not the documents themselves would mean they would have still had to be conveyed in properly marked covers when they were allegedly 'returned' by Traitor Trump. If that's what he's implying.
— Jamia (@auntoona) January 18, 2023
— apropos 🌻 (@apropos239) January 18, 2023
He is exhausting, and it's only Wednesday.
— pam blue girl in a red state (@pam18642554) January 18, 2023
If he claims he took hundreds over the years, he’ll be able to produce hundreds.
If he took that many folders, there will be dozens or hundreds of people to corroborate his folder horsing story.
— Tim Byers (@TimmayMN) January 18, 2023
" ignore this blue dye on my hands!
The money bags were empty! "
— RickRise (@Rickrolled420) January 18, 2023
I don’t know which is worse, after many months this lie is what he comes up with or the fact that his cult will swallow the lie whole.
His cultists are the worse problem, without them he’d just be the drunk at the end of the bar.