Or else he still doesn't understand that everything he says will get published.
President Donald Trump called the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the FBI's investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and Russian officials in the 2016 presidential election "a very, very negative thing" that "hurts our country terribly."
Trump made the comments during a lunch with major network news anchors one day after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be special counsel. That lunch was set to focus on his upcoming foreign trip to Europe and the Middle East.
"I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country," Trump said. "And we have very important things to be doing right now, whether it's trade deals, whether it's military, whether it's stopping nuclear — all of the things that we discussed today. And I think this shows a very divided country."
"It also happens to be a pure excuse for the Democrats having lost an election that they should have easily won because of the Electoral College being slanted so much in their way," he continued. "That's all this is. I think it shows division, and it shows that we're not together as a country. And I think it's a very, very negative thing."
President Trump said that he respects Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of a special counsel to look into Russian interference in the 2016 election at a press conference on Thursday.
“I respect the move,” Trump said of the appointment. “But the entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion.”