Trump on sharing photo of Rosenstein behind bars: 'He should have never picked a special counsel'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE on Wednesday defended sharing an image on Twitter showing Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinGOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad GOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad Judiciary Democrats announce series of hearings on Mueller report MORE along with Trump critics behind bars.

When asked in an interview with the New York Post why he shared the image of Rosenstein behind bars, Trump said, “He should have never picked a special counsel.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump shared an image tweeted by a pro-Trump Twitter feed calling for his opponents to face trial for "treason,” with many of them behind bards.

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The image also depicts former Presidents Clinton and Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonYoung Turks founder says Democrats should avoid repeat of 2016 and pick a progressive Young Turks founder says Democrats should avoid repeat of 2016 and pick a progressive Trump highlights polls that showed Clinton beating him by double digits MORE, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyUnder Trump, our democracy is for sale Sarah Sanders to leave White House Sarah Sanders to leave White House MORE,  former Attorneys General Loretta Lynch and Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderCongress and contempt: What you need to know Congress and contempt: What you need to know The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats wonder: Can Nadler handle the Trump probe? MORE, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, for Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperGeraldo Rivera: Comey, Clapper, Brennan should be 'quaking' in their boots over Barr investigation Trump declassification move unnerves Democrats Comey: 'The FBI doesn't spy, the FBI investigates' MORE and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE, along with Rosenstein. 

Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia after former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSarah Sanders to leave White House Sarah Sanders to leave White House Barr compares his return to DOJ to D-Day invasion MORE recused himself from the probe. 

Trump has repeatedly lashed out against Mueller’s probe throughout his presidency, calling it a “witch hunt.” 

In the interview, Trump declined to answer whether he plans to fire Rosenstein but defended his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

“Thank God I fired Comey,” Trump said. “Because if I didn’t fire Comey, we wouldn’t know about [Andrew] McCabe, we wouldn’t know about [Peter] Strzok and his lover Lisa Page.”

Strzok and Page, while working for the FBI, sent each other texts critical of Trump and other presidential candidates. McCabe was fired earlier this year from his position as deputy FBI director over a lack of candor with federal investigators.