Can’t answer that, but it for sure is pretty great.
It’s this fascinating new world way of focusing on a single fact or technicality to create a little deniability. As in:
“No, of course we didn’t use [insert brand x] gas, containing [insert ingredient y] to clear Lafayette Square. How could you say that about us, you evil person?!?!”
Left out: “We used another brand”
Or the classic:
“I got more votes in the election than any incumbent ever. How can I have lost?”
Left out: “The other guy got a few million more votes than me.”
The nitpicking and pearl-clutching deflections is simply what is left when the whole act can’t be denied due to it being on every news channel excluding FOX.
It’s a bit like the husband being caught in flagrante delicto with parts of his anatomy inside the babysitter going: “Now honey, this is not what it looks like…” Cue roughly 700 jokes here.
To get a little more serious again, what irks me is that it took a year to find an excuse that the square wasn’t cleared because the election loser wanted a photo for the evangelists.
It would have been easy to state clearly on the same day as clearing the park that it was ordered to allow the erection of more barriers. Fascinating enough, no part of the USPP or the MPD came forth to set the record straight, which they could have done instantly.