Trump’s Monday Twitter Storm Echoes Fox News, Defends Ivanka

POTUS tweets, “If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother,as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!”

Last Updated: July 10, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

President Trump fired off a Twitter storm on Monday morning, retweeting a variety of “Fox & Friends” segments and defending his daughter Ivanka holding his seat at the G20 Summit.

Trump wrote, “When I left Conference Room for short meetings with Japan and other countries, I asked Ivanka to hold seat. Very standard. Angela M agrees!”

He continued: “If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother,as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!”

Although UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s aide briefly took her place while she stepped out, it was Trump’s action that fired up critics, sparking accusations of nepotism when the president’s daughter took a seat between May and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a session titled “Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health.”

According to the Agency France-Presse, a White House official emphasized that “when other leaders stepped out, their seats were also briefly filled by others.” In addition to defending his daughter, Trump also tweeted about former FBI Director James Comey on Monday.

“James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal,” the president wrote immediately after retweeting a Fox News segment on the same subject.

Check out the president’s early morning tweets: