During the White House briefing today, the subject of Michael Flynn was brought up. A reporter asked Sean Spicer what he thought about a potential investigation, and Spicer said that would be appropriate if Flynn broke the law. The reporter then asked a follow up question, querying whether Sean Spicer thought the Trump transition team had appropriately vetted Michael Flynn.
Sean Spicer then blamed Obama, saying that the Obama White House had given him security clearance, so why would the Trump transition team need to vet Flynn?
He really, honest to God blamed Barack Obama.
Asked about Mike Flynn’s vetting by the Trump team, Spicer blames the Obama admin. for renewing Flynn’s security clearance years before pic.twitter.com/iPkuxA7uCu— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 27, 2017
Ummm, but, ahem, uh. President Obama fired Michael Flynn in 2014.
In a private e-mail that was leaked online, Colin Powell said that he had heard in the DIA (apparently from later DIA director Vincent R. Stewart) that Flynn got fired because he was “abusive with staff, didn’t listen, worked against policy, bad management, etc.” According to The New York Times, Flynn exhibited a loose relationship with facts, leading his subordinates to refer to Flynn’s repeated dubious assertions as “Flynn facts”
This is rich, even for Sean Spicer.
Twitter responded accordingly. The GIFS, people. The GIFS!
Spicer is actually trying to blame the Flynn fiasco on Obama. pic.twitter.com/kWAKflTUHB— Travon Free (@Travon) April 27, 2017
Sean Spicer is trying to blame Obama for Trump team's failure to vet Gen Flynn.— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) April 27, 2017
*The Obama admin fired Gen Flynn* pic.twitter.com/mycqWNsFy3
When Spicer blames Flynn on Obama. pic.twitter.com/bb8KSoH9pD— Laurie Crosswell 🌞 (@lauriecrosswell) April 27, 2017
Surely, this is a lie too far. Not even Trump supporters would believe this horseshit would they …
@CNNPolitics Pretty boy Acosta needs to check his ego at the door. Spicer explained how Obama admin cleared Flynn. More incompetency from the BO admin.— Sandi (@sandib1200) April 27, 2017
O-BAM-A! Sean Spicer's answer on the Trump campaign's vetting of Michael Flynn is PERFECT! -https://t.co/U3fWeyLwti— All American Girl (@AIIAmericanGirI) April 27, 2017