After sharing a viral image on Twitter depicting his political opponents in jail, President Donald Trump went on to justify his opinion that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein belongs behind bars.

The meme seen across the world

Rosenstein, as the Deputy AG, oversaw the Russia collusion investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Since Jeff Sessions was fired, and Matthew Whitaker has taken over the role of acting AG, Rosenstein is no longer overseeing it. (RELATED: Report: Trump Aides Expect Whitaker to ‘Rein In’ Mueller Investigation.)

However, Trump hasn’t forgotten about what Rosenstein did in hiring Mueller in the first place, which has been a black shroud on his presidency ever since. But when Trump retweeted the image below on Twitter, Rosenstein’s inclusion caught many by surprise because of the obvious fact that Rosenstein is Trump’s employee.

trump jail rosenstein

Upon seeing the meme, the media devolved into a sputtering rhapsody of disgust and disbelief. They couldn’t begin to understand why the President would share such a provocative picture. Of course, the same journalists feigning outrage are also quick to gossip about Trump himself being thrown behind bars for yet-to-be-proven collusion.

Why Trump wants Rosenstein behind bars

Still, Rosenstein’s addition within the meme and Trump’s willingness to share it is a curious thing. That’s why reporters from the New York Post asked the President directly about it.

From the report:

It was no accident that President Trump Wednesday retweeted an image of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein locked up.

When asked during an interview with The Post: “Why do you think he belongs behind bars?” Trump responded: “He should have never picked a Special Counsel.”

 

.@marisa_schultz asked @realDonaldTrump about his a.m. retweet that depicted Rod Rosenstein in jail. “Why do you think he belongs behind bars?”

“He should have never picked a Special Counsel,” President Trump said. https://t.co/lmKVIOwoh0

— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) November 28, 2018

It’s hard to be more blunt than that!

Other reasons Rosenstein should be prosecuted

Hiring Mueller was one offense. But Rosenstein has deliberately stonewalled congressional Republicans and refused to turn over documents about the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign. His stonewalling has generated calls for resignation from Trump’s allies in Congress. (RELATED: House Freedom Caucus To Rosenstein: Testify Or Resign.)

Rosenstein also reportedly suggested wearing a wire to spy on Trump in the Oval Office, and even forming a band of conspirators to take down Trump via the 25th Amendment. (RELATED: Goodlatte May Subpoena Deputy AG Rosenstein Over 25th Amendment Comments.)

Trump clearly doesn’t like Rosenstein. And Rosenstein hasn’t exactly given him a reason to over the last two years.