Flake, who announced his retirement from the Senate in 2017 after half-hearted and ineffective opposition to some presidential policies, tweeted that challenging Trump’s right to be in the White House was “awful.” Twitter foes had a difficult time swallowing the flip-flopping Republican’s self-righteousness.
This is an awful thing for one American President to say about another. Argue that he shouldn't be reelected, sure, but don't say that he wasn't legitimately elected.https://t.co/jRjGdH6n9Q
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) June 28, 2019
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found that Russia waged a “sweeping and systematic” influence campaign during the 2016 presidential election with the goal of electing Trump, who still failed to win the popular vote.
“There’s no doubt that the Russians did interfere in the election,” Carter said Friday at the Carter Center’s retreat in Virginia. “I think the interference … if fully investigated would show that Trump actually didn’t win the election in 2016 …. He was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.”
Asked if he thought Trump was an “illegitimate president,” Carter responded: “Based on what I just said, which I can’t retract.”
Flake’s foes on Twitter weren’t too broken up about his offended sensibilities.
Real Presidents don’t like illegitimate ones.
— alex oddie (@alexoddie) June 28, 2019
Ummm Jeff -what about eight years of #Birtherism
— Sharon Dennis (@sddphoto) June 29, 2019
Have u seen what trump says about Obama
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 28, 2019
The truth never mattered much to you, did it, Flake?
— Peter Merlin Cane (@PeterMerlinCane) June 28, 2019
*sigh* sit this one out, Jeff. Just like you sat out anything involving integrity in the Senate.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) June 28, 2019
— #MommyJones (@abracadabraNY) June 28, 2019
— 🏝 Kim (@kim) June 28, 2019
Not everyone likes you Jeff. Hell, I don't. but if Jimmy Carter, a former President wants to tell it like it is, then back the hell up.He has no fear of you or anyone else. He's a national treasure.You on the other hand are not.
— @SaysDana (@SaysDana) June 28, 2019
Jimmy is trying to save the country. What are you doing to help? Head buried in sand. Must be hard to breathe down there.
— Susan R Schwaiger (@SchwaigerSusan) June 29, 2019
have you read the Mueller report?
— Another Space Cowboy (@AnitherSpace) June 28, 2019
Um, Jimmy Carter merely spoke the truth. He truly wasn’t legitimately elected. Don’t come for Jimmy Carter.