A terrified Trump trashes McCabe, Sessions, Mueller, FBI, and DOJ in late night-early AM tweetstorm
A terrified President Donald Trump, direct from his Presidents Day weekend retreat at Mar-a-Lago, launched into an angry tweetstorm Sunday afternoon that continued late into the night, when he took a few hours off and was back at it early Monday morning.
Clearly, CBS News' bombshell interview with former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew McCabe infuriated the President of the United States, and he could not help but lash out.
McCabe revealed on camera that President Trump had said, "I don’t care. I believe Putin," when his intelligence briefers tried to get him to understand that North Korea had nuclear weapons of mass destruction and "the capability to hit us here with ballistic missiles in the United States."
That was but one of the many disturbing stories McCabe told during his revealing "60 Minutes" interview.
In retaliation, Trump took to Twitter, spewing a dissertation of lies, conspiracy theories, and hate-filled attacks against his own FBI, DOJ, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Mueller Investigation, the Democrats, and, of course, McCabe.
Trump did not, even once, tweet about his "national emergency," although earlier Sunday he tweeted a clip from his wild, unscripted National Emergency speech during which he admitted it was a campaign promise and the national emergency declaration not necessary.
Many on social media posted this photo of the President at Mar-a-Lago this weekend, in National Emergency mode, at his restaurant's omelette bar:
Didn’t FDR, right after Pearl Harbor, take a 3 day golf vacation at his private resort? I think he too went to the… https://t.co/6uI4PDHZWg— Bob Montrose (@Bob Montrose)1550331187.0
Trump kicked off his angry tweetstorm by quoting far right wing extremist Rush Limbaugh – one of several pundits whose public commentary made Trump shut down the government for 35 days in a failed attempt to get money to build his wall.
“These guys, the investigators, ought to be in jail. What they have done, working with the Obama intelligence agenc… https://t.co/d7eLvv9yax— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550439153.0
There was the usual "witch hunt!" attack:
The Mueller investigation is totally conflicted, illegal and rigged! Should never have been allowed to begin, excep… https://t.co/5520iD07dr— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550447113.0
Trump retweeted his days-old attacks against McCabe around 11:20 Sunday night:
He regurgitated NBC News' since somewhat debunked report, in which the Republicans on the Senate Intel Committee say they've found no "direct" evidence linking the Trump campaign in a conspiracy with Russia. He left out that the top Democrat on the Committee subsequently said, I disagree," and a pre-eminent former U.S. Attorney explained that in a courtroom there's no difference between direct evidence and circumstantial evidence.
“After two years and interviewing more than two hundred witnesses, the Senate Intelligence Committee has NOT discov… https://t.co/rWnLVp2udy— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550490994.0
Trump attacked Sessions as "another beauty," which he apparently means "jerk," or, "idiot." He 100% lied about what McCabe said – using the 25th Amendment is not, contrary to what conservatives have been claiming, a "coup," nor is it "a very illegal act."
Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. He was fired for lying, and now his story get… https://t.co/7YgfLI8d9b— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550492127.0
He also lied about his approval rating when he was elected, clearly forgetting that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. Trump also inaccurately referred to the Peter Strzok/Lisa Page "insurance policy" tweet, which was neither "treasonous" nor illegal:
....There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really l… https://t.co/zXI6PPXBEu— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550492947.0
All in all, from about 4:30 PM Sunday to just 8:30 AM Monday, Trump tweeted 11 times, concluding with these two tweets:
Great analysis by @foxandfriends!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550494973.0
It's unknown what he was referring to in the "great analysis" claim, but Bongino's claim is factually false. The 25th Amendment is part of the Constitution.
“This was an illegal coup attempt on the President of the United States.” Dan Bongino on @foxandfriends True!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550496565.0
David Rothkopf, a professor of international relations, the former CEO of the company that publishes Foreign Policy, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a visiting professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, offered this observation Sunday evening:
On this President's Day Weekend let's take a moment to remember that the worst president who ever lived, the most c… https://t.co/myMSRA4r1C— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1550455765.0