Users all across social media have been suffering meltdowns as a result of Attorney General William Barr’s classic performance at today’s news conference.
Upon releasing the redacted version of the Mueller report this morning at 11 AM, Barr proceeded to hold a press conference to take questions from the various reporters in attendance.
The result: classic exchange after classic exchange. Twitter exploded.
Barr is saying that the White House "fully cooperated" and repeating "no collusion" again and again just feels … not great.
— Ben Pauker (@benpauker) April 18, 2019
this is straight-up PR
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) April 18, 2019
CNN has 8 people talking about this & they all vehemently agree with one another on every last thing. This has been a major part of the problem from the start. All humans are more likely to err or worse if they are insulated from challenge or dissent. It's inherently corrupting: pic.twitter.com/6U5aZqzgPn
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 18, 2019
Barr says there are only light redactions of the report, says Congress will get an unredacted version of the report, and says he has no problem with Mueller testifying—and the media concludes that he is covering for Trump
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) April 18, 2019
Watching AG Bill Barr's press conference.He is a true statesman, one of a very few in Washington these days. He is going by the book, regardless of the intense smears against him by the media & the Dems
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) April 18, 2019
MEDIA: if you just run off and repeat what Barr says the report says … SO HELP ME GOD.
— Will Wilkinson 🌐 (@willwilkinson) April 18, 2019
Journalists who openly & giddily speculated about "collusion" for 2 yrs are now *horrified* the AG said "no collusion" half-a-dozen times in relaying findings of a probe they've covered breathlessly.
Almost as if they're processing personal disappointment over those findings.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 18, 2019
As you can see, the conference has taken social media by storm, unleashing a barrage and array of responses from almost everyone interested in the report.
According to The Hill:
Twitter exploded throughout Attorney General William Barr‘s press conference ahead of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report, with strong but varying reactions from members of the media.
Barr offered a staunch defense of President Trump during the press conference, where he previewed the report’s findings and explained why they led him to conclude that Trump had not obstructed justice.
Barr called the report a vindication of Trump over the allegations of collusion with Russian officials to influence the 2016 election.
All of the top-trending hashtags on Twitter surrounded the Barr press conference and Mueller report on Thursday morning, with Barr’s comments and media reaction to them dominating.
The press conference was an instant classic, and is definitely worth watching.
Queue more meltdowns.