‘Panicked’ Trump Roundly Mocked After Parroting Fox News Conspiracy Theory in Unhinged Monday Morning Meltdown
The American president used to be considered the leader of the free world. As such, any president of the United States should have access to the absolute best: the best intelligence, the best advisors, and, if necessary, the best attorneys.
But not Donald Trump, who ironically won the White House in part by telling voters he only hired "the best."
That's turned out to be the far from from truth.
The "best advisors" he can get are Fox News pundits and commentators.
On Monday morning President Trump, just like his Sunday morning "meltdown," launched into a lengthy Twitter tirade.
He's tweeted seven times in an hour.
The last three tweets were a quote from one of the NRA's most aggressive TV talk show hosts, Dan Bongino a three-time loser in Republican races for Congress.
The crux of Bongino's conspiracy theory is that former CIA Director John Brennan is behind the Russia probe, based on the famous Russian dossier, which he falsely claims is "phony." In fact not a single aspect of the dossier has been proven false, and many portions have been proven true.
Bongino's rant, which the president tweeted out to his 52 million followers, is that Brennan "is the genesis of this whole Debacle. This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation. Brennan has disgraced himself, he’s worried about staying out of Jail.”
Trump clearly typed this tweet, given the absurd capitalizations.
Media Matters' Matthew Gertz noticed Bongino had just been on "Fox & Friends."
Who pulls the quotes for presidential live-tweeting? Left, Fox & Friends, 6:36 am Right, Trump, 7:53 am https://t.co/88u51iP3OA— Matthew Gertz (@Matthew Gertz)1526905537.0
And Fox News just posted the video so we can all play along:
“John Brennan is the one man largely responsible for the destruction of Americans’ faith in the intelligence commun… https://t.co/uCIWV9y3GZ— FOX & friends (@FOX & friends)1526906535.0
Some responses via Twitter:
A panicked president watching television and either tweeting quotes or tweeting responses is the most common occurr… https://t.co/9Zw5vL1gm9— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1526904430.0
Trump just took 20 minutes and 3 tweets to pass along the insights of Dan Bongino, the genius who thinks you make l… https://t.co/sAY1mtkpQ6— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1526905482.0
John Brennan joins the list of political opponents that the President wants to jail. https://t.co/aYAbnBthMe— Arieh Kovler (@Arieh Kovler)1526904930.0
Quoting Fox News' Dan Bongino, a.k.a. carpet-bagging three-time political loser in 2 different states who blocks an… https://t.co/wOtw6t2jW4— Emily C. Singer (@Emily C. Singer)1526905084.0
Trump repeats propaganda from Fox & Friends verbatim. Dan Bongino is a lying schmuck. https://t.co/tR5EAfuwi4— Matt Murphy (@Matt Murphy)1526905868.0
Very hi tech, top secret, watching “Fox and Friends” Executive Time this morning ... https://t.co/1DxuctjWdJ— Greg Wilson (@Greg Wilson)1526905582.0
LOL, it's crazy Dan Bongino! The best part is that it literally took Trump 21 mins to type out these 3 tweets. I gu… https://t.co/4Td3SdetYt— Jed Shugerman (@Jed Shugerman)1526905177.0