President Donald Trump told Fox News on Oct. 11 that he did know Matthew Whitaker — whom he recently appointed acting attorney general — and called him a “great guy” (more video below).
However, Trump told reporters on Nov. 9 that he did not know Whitaker, who has publicly attacked the Russia-Trump probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for over a year.
When Trump was asked if he wanted to rein in Mueller, he attacked the reporter: “What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question, but I watch you a lot, you ask alot of stupid questions.”
Let me channel Jake Brigance from A Time to Kill: I want you to watch this video. Now close your eyes and imagine the president in this video is Barack Obama pic.twitter.com/v51aUxBDj0
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 9, 2018