Donald Trump, Jr. faced heavy scrutiny after word got out about a meeting he had during the 2016 election. On June 9, 2016, Trump, Jr. met with a Russian lawyer connected with the Kremlin. Even more suspicious was Trump, Jr. had previously stated he did not meet with any Russian officials regarding matters of the campaign.
In response to Trump, Jr. releasing the emails, President Trump sent out this tweet. In it, he praised his son for being "open, transparent and innocent." He also referred to the investigation as "the greatest Witch Hunt in political history."
Despite the president's assurance that his son was transparent and innocent, Twitter wasn't buying it. Although perhaps "transparent" isn't completely a bad choice of words. After all, they could see right through Trump's attempt to put a positive spin on the release of the emails.
But with regards to Trump, Jr. coming clean, there was nothing transparent about it at all. Instead, it was more of an attempt to beat someone else to releasing them first. But the move appears to have backfired.
You can't really take credit for admitting the truth when you've been avoiding the truth for so long. It doesn't suddenly make up for all the denials. But maybe Trump thinks transparency means "getting around to being somewhat open about things, eventually."
Perhaps the president just misunderstood the definition of "transparency." This suggested definition seems to more closely fit Trump's interpretation of the word. Perhaps it was just a misunderstanding.
Another Twitter user thinks the problem is the dictionary that Trump is using. Perhaps he has his own Trump Dictionary that allows him to define words any way he wants. And when you define your own words, nothing you say can ever be a lie.
Trump characterized the investigation of his son's meeting as a "Witch Hunt." But it's probably not a witch hunt if the witch comes to you and says, "Just so you know, I'm a witch." Especially if they then hand you the emails that prove it.
We learned a lot from the 2016 presidential campaign. Especially when it came to Trump's leaked audio with Billy Bush. In particular, we learned that if you put the words "locker room" in front of anything, all bad behavior is suddenly excused.
Anything that Trump had previously said about Hillary Clinton's emails could probably now be said about Trump, Jr.'s emails. This Twitter user decided to correct one of Trump's old tweets and make it more current.
In the end, perhaps Trump just meant his son is a friendly ghost, much like Casper. It seems unlikely that Trump, Jr. is a ghost, but who knows? The way this investigation is unfolding, almost anything could be possible.