Trump spent Monday morning watching 'Fox & Friends' and angrily tweeting insane things.
Forgive us if you've heard this one before, but Trump spent his Monday morning angrily tweeting the dumb things he watched right-wing guests spew on "Fox & Friends."
The rage tweets began before 7 a.m., when Trump tweeted a comment from reporter Ken Dilanian — who works for NBC News, an outlet Trump has repeatedly called "fake news." Dilanian said the Senate Intelligence Committee has not found any "direct" evidence of collusion from their two-year investigation. (Democrats widely reject this characterization of the investigation, and say there is plenty of evidence to suggest collusion.)
Shortly thereafter, Trump went on to baselessly accuse two men he appointed, and who Senate Republicans confirmed to key administration roles, of engaging in treason.
"Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe," Trump tweeted. "He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged. He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught."
Trump continued, "There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really like and who has done a great job for them with the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more. This was the illegal and treasonous 'insurance policy' in full action!"
Let's break these two insane tweets down.
First, Trump is clearly upset by the "60 Minutes" interview with McCabe that aired Sunday night, in which McCabe said that Trump believed Russian President Vladimir Putin over the American intelligence community — which can be argued is a treasonous act in and of itself.
And far be it for us to defend Sessions, but Trump trying to distance himself from one of his top campaign surrogates is really rich.
And Trump is delusional if he thinks Americans "elected a president who they really like" when Trump won. Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes, and public polls show that his approval rating has hovered in the high 30 percent to low 40 percent rage — dismal for a president halfway through his first term.
The tweet storm didn't end there. Trump sent off two more tweets.
The first praised "Fox & Friends" for its analysis — suggesting the president who claimed he doesn't have time to watch TV was plopped in front of the tube.
And the last was a botched quote from Fox News regular Dan Bongino — who has run three failed bids for office and now peddles fake conspiracy theories on television.
"'This was an illegal coup attempt on the President of the United States.' Dan Bongino on @foxandfriends True!" Trump tweeted.
After his crazy tweet spree, Trump hopped in a car and headed to his West Palm Beach golf club.
All in all, a very productive morning for a president dealing with a "national emergency."
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.