Trump’s Monday Morning Twitter Tirade

Trump’s Monday Morning Twitter Tirade

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Twitter tirades from the President of the United States have become a common occurrence. Monday morning, the President took to Twitter to rail against the Media, Democrats and his own Attorney General.

The Twitter Tantrum

President Trump started his twitter temper tantrum with a broad sweeping indictment directed at all of Washington with particular attention paid to one of his favorite foes, the “fake media.”

He quickly focused his anger on the Russia investigation.

And he managed to work in accusations about Hillary Clinton and threw a jab at one of his longest and most loyal supporters, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, at the same time.

And the last word on Russia, he had to get in as much name calling as he could…for now.

Then, oh, look! Shiny! It’s healthcare!

The Context

The President’s most recent twitter tantrum comes amid a backdrop of increasing intensity in the Russia probe, an expected failure on a primary campaign promise, the repeal of Obamacare, and what Trump feels is a personal attack on his family and him.

Only hours after the President’s morning tirade, his son in law Jared Kushner is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session. Perhaps that fueled the President’s fiery temper this morning.

Kushner is under intense scrutiny in the Russia probe. His financial dealings are under investigation as are several previously undisclosed meetings he held with Russians during the campaign and transition.

The President’s reference to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) comes after he appeared on ABC’s “This Week.” Congressional Democrats plan to unveil an economic plan on Monday, ahead of that announcement Schumer went on “This Week” to discuss the need for a bold new economic plan from the Democrats. In that interview, he said that Democrats, “didn’t tell people what we stood for” during the 2016 election.

Of course, it is common place for the President to try to divert attention from his misdeeds by pointing to the “nasty woman” so his attack on Hillary Clinton this morning comes as no surprise. The fact that he included his own loyal Attorney General in that attack is startling and comes after he has expressed his displeasure with Sessions recusal from the Russia investigation.

Some suspect Trump is trying to get Sessions to quit, so he might appoint a new Attorney General who is not recused from the Russia investigation.

His brief attempt to point at what is expected to be a total failure of the GOP to repeal and replace Obamacare was not the most helpful change of subjects for the President.