Election 2020

Rep Mark Meadows Just Blew Up the Trump-Russia Scam With One Comment About Super Tuesday

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) speaks at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Congressional Democrats have been selling the exhaustively debunked theory about Donald Trump being a Russian secret agent and using Russian President Vladimir Putin’s help to win office in 2016.

Two investigations so far have shown that there was no Russian collusion with Trump. The Mueller investigation indictments showed that, to the extent there was interference in the 2016 election, it involved Russian troll farms buying about $100,000 in Facebook ads and setting up Facebook accounts to sow discord among U.S. voters.

Congressman Mark Meadows, an expert on the evidence in the collusion allegations, watched Super Tuesday’s contests with more than a little interest. And when Mike Bloomberg got out of the presidential race, Meadows had this bracing take:

Meadows wrote:

“Michael Bloomberg could barely win a delegate in a primary with $500+ million—but if you ask Washington Democrats, a few Russian trolls spending 100K on Facebook ads swung the entire 2016 election. Got it. #CollusionHoax”

The AP reports that Bloomberg ended the contest with 51 delegates. A quick, back-of-the-envelope calculation shows that Bloomberg spent $9,803,921.57  per delegate. The Daily Caller also found that Bloomberg had paid Democratic “superdelegates” $149,000 to give him their vote if the convention went to a second vote.

Money talks but it can’t get you over the finish line.