Donald Trump has tried numerous times to dismiss the investigation into possible Russian collusion during the election that brought him to the White House. Repeatedly calling it a "hoax," Trump attempted to spin the story away from his campaign and misdirect attention to Hillary Clinton. ABC News compiled a list of the times Trump has referred to the investigation, led by Robert Mueller, as a hoax, even though the special counsel has charged campaign chairman Paul Manafort and campaign adviser Rick Gates with a multitude of crimes.
Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017
The Russia story is a total hoax. There has been absolutely nothing coming out of that.
The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
Stock Market hit another all-time high yesterday - despite the Russian hoax story! Also, jobs numbers are starting to look very good!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2017
They did a rotten job of running. But to convince people about this hoax, that was probably the thing that they did best, but it is one great hoax. No, Russia did not help me, that I can tell you, OK? And by the way, folks, just in case you're, like, curious, no, Russia did not help me. OK? Russia. I call it the Russian hoax, one of the great hoaxes.
The Manafort news makes this all VERY real from Trump. Hard for Trump to dismiss this as a "hoax" now.— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 30, 2017
Only 11 times? Well, it is only just after lunch. He has plenty of time to break 20 before going to bed tonight.— Trump Must Go (@DrumpfMustGoNow) October 30, 2017
H/T: ABC News