Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) screwed up her “courage” to concede that the Mueller report was “unflattering” to President Donald Trump after it exposed his efforts to derail the probe.
The president was “not only very upset by the special counsel’s investigations, but tried several times through intermediaries to end it, and it is an unflattering portrayal of the president,” Collins told Maine Public Radio on Thursday.
The report by special counsel Robert Mueller released Thursday actually detailed ten instances of possible attempts at obstruction of justice by the president. The efforts were “mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surround the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests,” Mueller wrote.
Collins’ tepid criticism of Trump’s behavior that many consider criminal did not bowl over Twitter users.
I just want us all to take a moment to celebrate the *tremendous courage* it took for Susan Collins to call the Mueller Report "unflattering"
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) April 19, 2019
The republic faces an unprecedented threat from within and the only tepid condemnation this politician can muster is a ho-hum "unflattering portrayal." Good thing we had legislators made of sterner stuff in the 40's.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) April 19, 2019
No one parodies Susan Collins more viciously than Susan Collins. https://t.co/pIVlfXWMQD
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) April 19, 2019
Trump's hair is unflattering; his character is criminal.
— Sassycatz (@Sassycatz) April 19, 2019
🤣 What a maverick!
— Julian Clark (@ThirdJulianC) April 19, 2019
Watergate was like that too. Very unflattering.
— Honest Abe #Ex-GOP (@elhombrelibre1) April 19, 2019
My new dish soap is as easy on your hands as Susan Collins is on Republican men credibly accused of crimes including sexual assault. https://t.co/I8boSYgHOM
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) April 19, 2019
How will he recover
— Connor Daley (@ConnorDaleyVT) April 19, 2019
The dressing room lights at Old Navy are "unflattering." This is kinda worse than that.
— Unredacted Tippi (@TrashFireT) April 19, 2019
Another profile in courage by Senator Milquetoast
— Rep. Jared Huffman (@JaredHuffman) April 19, 2019
Susan Collins is an unflattering portrayal of a Senator.
— David Clarke (@davidclarke76) April 19, 2019
Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, and Jeff Flake have a single spine between them. And it’s been misplaced. https://t.co/XGlsTLcvCL
— Kimber Lofgren (@KimberLofgren) April 20, 2019
— Sylvia C. Brown (@sylviacbrown) April 20, 2019
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 19, 2019
"Susan Collins" feet
But it's Good clay. pic.twitter.com/kDqPqoUluU
— Rick Shimelplatzer (@Rickagain) April 19, 2019
More Susan Collins: “Game of Thrones is an unflattering portrait of King Joffrey but he is the rightful king and there’s nothing we can do. “
— Nell Scovell (@NellSco) April 19, 2019
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.