Donald Trump continues putting the nation through the wringer.
Where to begin?
The appointment of unqualified cabinet members (i.e. Betsy DeVos, Rick Perry, Scott Pruitt, Ben Carson, etc...) who are spat back out through the revolving door of investigations; the ripping apart of families through heinous immigration policies; and threatening us with that wretched wall of his, are many examples of a turbulent political era.
Looking back at former President Barack Obama's tenure in the Oval Office, the stark contrast between the two administrations is glaring and actress Debra Messing tweeted a visual aid that perfectly exemplified the diametrically opposed presidencies.
The Will & Grace star, who was a champion for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016, reminded the American people that Obama is the only president since Richard Nixon changed the dynamic of how we view the President who hasn't been under independent investigations into his activities, or the activities of his family or subordinates
"When the gaslighting happens, refer to this please," Messing tweeted on Tuesday.
When the gaslighting happens, refer to this please. https://t.co/KiJ9AZZsDR— Debra Messing (@Debra Messing)1550604297.0
Messing enlightened those who haven't been keeping score on the Russian investigation, by comparing Obama's resume of "No Obama investigation," "No Obama Special Counsel investigations," "No Obama administration indictments," and overall "No drama... Obama."
Regarding the 4-year Hillary Clinton Benghazi "investigation," Messing also provided results of zero indictments and convictions.
Looking at Trump's red column, his investigative list is unsurprisingly extensive. He continues to deny any collusion and called the Russia probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller a "witch hunt."
The Trump/Russia investigation however, as indicated in this chart, led to "34 indictments/Charges (individuals) (and of counting), 3 indictments/Charges (Companies), 5 GUILTY pleas (and counting), 4 CONVICTIONS (and counting)."
Honorable mentions of those indicted include, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, Richard Pinedo, Alex van der Zwaan, Konstantin Kilimnik, Russian GRU soldiers, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Mikhail Burchik, Alexksandra Krylova, Anna Bogacheva, Sergey Polozov, Maria Bovda, Dzheykhun Aslanov, Vadim Podkopaev, Irina Kaverzina, Gleb Vasilchenko, Internet Research Agency, and Concord Management.
The five guilty pleas include, Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, George Papadopoulos, Richard Pinedo, Alex van der Zwaan, and Rick Gates.
Messing's bold tweet drew public ire from conservatives. Many deflected the veracity in the chart's statistics and questioned her sanity as well as bashed all of Hollywood for their attacks on Donald Trump.
One criticized the actress for incorrectly using the term "gaslighting."
However, all those paled in comparison to the number of responses agreeing with the actress and their frustration over the sitting president still in office.
@AnxiousEmpath @jacerosea @DebraMessing Nope, it’s being used correctly. Gaslighting is a form of psychological ma… https://t.co/MKpvxeOODg— Tim Dawg (@Tim Dawg)1550671454.0
It's all semantics.
@TimDawwg @jacerosea @DebraMessing Oh I know what gaslighting is. But this list isn’t gaslighting, this is truth.— Angry Empath (@Angry Empath)1550672385.0
What kind of world are we living in?
@DebraMessing Still the President don't forget to put that down lol...— BURD (@BURD)1550630172.0
@DebraMessing https://t.co/cbyWnqWCj8— TheSportsWhisperer... Monte🏈🏀⚾️🏒⚽️ (@TheSportsWhisperer... Monte🏈🏀⚾️🏒⚽️)1550612973.0
Not every investigation could be crammed into the tight, red column.
@BeSeriousUSA @DebraMessing Yeh, there was no room to also mention the investigations into the Trump Organization &… https://t.co/kfoU8Zpicj— ︻╦̵̵͇̿̿̿̿ Justice Johnson╤ (@︻╦̵̵͇̿̿̿̿ Justice Johnson╤)1550607905.0
Okay, so Obama wasn't entirely free of scrutiny.
@DebraMessing Obama wore a tan suit one time.— Aaron Carpenter (@Aaron Carpenter)1550620942.0
And even that was challenged.
@Aaron_Carpenter @DebraMessing Seriously, though, that suit still looked good on him.— Joel Smith (@Joel Smith)1550629413.0
Messing has always been a vocal critic of Trump, calling his leadership a "catastrophe" and even locked horns with Susan Sarandon, a known Trump supporter who told Variety that Trump inspired more women to run for office.
Messing famously responded to Sarandon's interview, tweeting: