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Twitter Users Dunk On GOP Senator’s ‘Shameful’ Defense Of Donald Trump

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson faced backlash after he described Trump as "the most transparent president in history."

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) declared Donald Trump to be “the most transparent president in history” ― and was immediately taken to task on Twitter.

“I don’t think anything he says to any reporter, or reported in any book, really comes across as a surprise to anybody, because he’s already said it publicly,” Johnson said on Greta Van Susteren’s show, “Full Court Press,” in a clip he shared on social media Wednesday.

Johnson was responding to the damning revelations about Trump in books such as Watergate journalist Bob Woodward’s “Rage,” which details how the president knew about the threat of the coronavirus as early as February but misled the American public for months by downplaying its severity.

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Critics on Twitter explained why Johnson should not describe Trump as “transparent” by listing some of the president’s opaque scandals ― from his unwillingness to share his financial records with the public to his efforts to thwart the congressional investigation into his Ukraine misconduct.

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