Trump’s sudden call for bipartisan unity in wake of Mueller probe throws some for a loop. But, not so fast…

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a National Day of Prayer service in the Rose Garden at the White House May 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House invited leaders from various faiths and religions to participate in the day of prayer, which was designated in 1952 by the United States Congress to ask people "to turn to God in prayer and meditation." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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In a very unexpected set of tweets late Thursday evening, President Donald Trump called for congressional Democrats and Republicans to abandon their “costly & time consuming investigations” against one another and essentially unite “for the good of the American people.”

Look:

The tweets provoked concern from conservatives who felt as if the president was backtracking on his vow to investigate the origins of the Department of Justice’s collusion investigation.

“After all this B.S. the best you can muster is a John McCain imitation?” one angry conservative tweeted, referencing the late Sen. John McCain’s habit of invariably making nice with congressional Democrats even after they’d smeared him or his Republican peers in Congress.

“America wants you to #FightBack. All you want to do is betray them again? I don’t want you to ‘come together’ with Democrats unless you’re visiting them in jail. #Trump #Trump2020.”

Look at and this and other exasperated replies below:

They had a point. Congressional Democrats and their media allies spent two years smearing the president as a “Russian puppet,” “Russian actor,” “traitor,” etc., over since-debunked allegations that he’d colluded with Russian operatives to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

And even though these allegations have been formally debunked by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Democrats continue to pummel Trump with false allegations, be it with additional allegations of collusion/conspiracy or newfound allegations of obstruction of justice.

It’s a never-ending witch hunt, which is why the president’s tweets seem so extraordinary. What’s not clear is whether, when he spoke of “costly & time-consuming investigations,” he’d just been speaking about congressional Democrats’ ongoing collusion/obstruction investigations, or if he’d also been referencing Attorney General Bill Barr’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.

However, tweets he posted Friday morning suggest he’d only been referencing the Democrats’ investigations. First, he retweeted the following from Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo:

Then he published his own tweet reiterating his contention that the Obama administration’s potentially illicit use of spying to surveil his campaign is a scandal “bigger than WATERGATE.”

Look:

As for liberals, they responded to the president’s tweets by, one, accusing him of trying to imitate former Vice President Joe Biden, who too called for unity when he announced his candidacy for 2020 last week, and two, making it clear they aren’t interested in unity.

Observe:

Apparently, liberals want more political warfare. Luckily for them, conservatives are ready and willing to give them all the political warfare they could ever want in life.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

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Vivek Saxena

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