(CNN)On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump once again took to Twitter and blasted out a direct demand to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now.” Never mind that Sessions has recused himself from the investigation: The tweet is a clear threat aimed at special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation, and there is little doubt that he is saving it to the Twitter folder in his obstruction of justice file.
It is no surprise that all Washington is up in arms, justifiably, at the significance of this tweet and the demand on the attorney general. Despite Rudy Giuliani’s claim, “If you are going to obstruct justice, you do it quietly,” his client doesn’t appear to be following the traditional playbook.
But Donald Trump’s tweet is not what anyone outside the beltway or elite communities on the coasts are talking about. Russia and the investigation doesn’t even register at this point on voters’ radar (pollsters on either side of the aisle will confirm this).
No, Democrats thinking about what to talk about at town hall meetings during this August recess can leave the obstruction case in the hands of Mueller and focus on something much more jarring: the stunning disconnect from the everyday lives of the American people that Trump loudly exhibited at Tuesday’s Florida rally.
Speaking before a conference of car dealers on Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday confessed that she hasn’t driven a car in nearly two decades.
“One of the regrets I have about public life is that I can’t drive anymore,” Clinton said in a speech at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) meeting in New Orleans. “The last time I actually drove a car myself was 1996.”
She joked, “My husband thinks that’s a blessing, but he’s the one who should talk.”
Former presidents and first ladies receive lifetime Secret Service protection, so Clinton’s admission isn’t that surprising. Former President Bill Clinton has similarly lamented the fact that he doesn’t drive. President Obama, meanwhile, told a group of auto workers in 2012 that he intends to buy a Chevy Volt and drive it himself when he leaves the White House.
At the NADA meeting, Clinton was asked whether she’ll run for president in 2016. “I have to say I don’t know,” she said. “Not a very satisfactory answer.”
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