President Trump reacted to the DOJ dropping charges against Michael Flynn Thursday, saying from the White House that the Obama administration officials who targeted his former national security adviser are "human scum" guilty of "treason" who deserve to "pay a big price."
"He was an innocent man. He is a great gentleman. He was targeted by the Obama administration, and he was targeted in order to try and take down a president. And what they've done is a disgrace, and I hope a big price is going to be paid. A big price should be paid.
There's never been anything like this in the history of our country. What they did — what the Obama administration did — is unprecedented. It's never happened. Never happened. A thing like this has never happened before in the history of our country, and I hope a lot of people are going to pay a big price, because they're dishonest, crooked people. They're scum. And I say it a lot: They're scum. They're human scum. This should never have happened in this country."
Asked by a reporter who he thinks should "pay a price," the president turned his fire on the media, slamming them as "complicit" and "totally guilty."
"The people should pay a big price. For what they've done to this country, they should pay a big price. And their partner, very complicit, is a thing called the media. The media's totally guilty. And all of those writers and so-called journalists — they're not journalists, they're thieves — all of those journalists that received a Pulitzer Prize should be forced to give those Pulitzer Prizes back."
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