Donald Trump has had a huge stick up his ass this morning (and last night). He seems particularly concerned and alarmed right now, which I’m sure has many wondering what the hell he’s so worked up about.
The hatred and extreme bias of me by @CNN has clouded their thinking and made them unable to function. But actually, as I have always said, this has been going on for a long time. Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
What’s going on at @CNN is happening, to different degrees, at other networks - with @NBCNews being the worst. The good news is that Andy Lack(y) is about to be fired(?) for incompetence, and much worse. When Lester Holt got caught fudging my tape on Russia, they were hurt badly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
I just cannot state strongly enough how totally dishonest much of the Media is. Truth doesn’t matter to them, they only have their hatred & agenda. This includes fake books, which come out about me all the time, always anonymous sources, and are pure fiction. Enemy of the People!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner had NOTHING to do with the so called “pushing out” of Don McGahn.The Fake News Media has it, purposely,so wrong! They love to portray chaos in the White House when they know that chaos doesn’t exist-just a “smooth running machine” with changing parts!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
The only thing James Comey ever got right was when he said that President Trump was not under investigation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
I am very excited about the person who will be taking the place of Don McGahn as White House Councel! I liked Don, but he was NOT responsible for me not firing Bob Mueller or Jeff Sessions. So much Fake Reporting and Fake News!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
That claim against Lester Holt is the most bizarre, because there is unedited footage of the interview sitting on the NBC website, and this is the first time in 14 months that Trump has suggested that the interview — where Trump admitted to firing Comey over Russia — was “fudged.”
This also comes a morning after attacking Carl Bernstein as a “degenerate fool” over “sloppy reporting.” (That sloppy reporting? Using Michael Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, as a source, although weeks later, Lanny Davis said he was mistaken about what he told Bernstein but Bernstein didn’t retract because he had another source saying exactly what Davis told him).
CNN is being torn apart from within based on their being caught in a major lie and refusing to admit the mistake. Sloppy @carlbernstein, a man who lives in the past and thinks like a degenerate fool, making up story after story, is being laughed at all over the country! Fake News— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
He also attacked Bruce Ohr at the DOJ, who the Republicans accuse of bias. He’s basically a mid-level guy over in the DOJ, whose only bias is that, during the 2016 election campaign, he had concerns — based on evidence like the Steele Dossier — that the Trump campaign was being influenced by the Russians.
How the hell is Bruce Ohr still employed at the Justice Department? Disgraceful! Witch Hunt!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
“Ohr told the FBI it (the Fake Dossier) wasn’t true, it was a lie and the FBI was determined to use it anyway to damage Trump and to perpetrate a fraud on the court to spy on the Trump campaign. This is a fraud on the court. The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is in……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
…charge of the FISA court. He should direct the Presiding Judge, Rosemary Collier, to hold a hearing, haul all of these people from the DOJ & FBI in there, & if she finds there were crimes committed, and there were, there should be a criminal referral by her….” @GreggJarrett— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
He’s attacking Bruce Ohr over the Steele Dossier; talking about Don McGahn; vehemently going after the press, in particular over suggestions that he obstructed justice by firing Comey (information that has likely been bolstered by Don McGahn’s testimony to Robert Mueller); and calling for the heads of several folks.
Trump tweets as of 8:30AM:— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 30, 2018
• Attacks CNN
• Attacks CNN/NBC and falsely claims the interview where he said he fired Comey over "this Russia thing" was fudged
• Calls media "enemy of the people"
• Financial markets
• Attacks media on McGahn
• Attacks media on McGahn
What’s going on? I don’t think it’s the news report, based on a taped Michael Cohen conversation, that Trump tried to buy up all the stories the National Enquirer had on him dating back to the 1980s.
I think we’re about to hear some big news, perhaps pertaining to Trump’s obstruction. Why? Because the midterms are in November; the primary elections kick off in earnest next week; and perhaps Mueller wants to release something or indict someone before it gets to the point where he can be criticized for influencing the election. Based on what Trump is tweeting about, my guess is that it has something to do with the obstruction charges.
It’s gonna be a day. God save us, Kate Beckinsale.