President Donald Trump kicked off Sunday morning with another Twitter storm, ripping into some of his usual targets: Hillary Clinton, protesters and the “#Fake News” media.
“With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!” the president wrote in his latest rant about coverage of his administration.
In another tweet, Trump blasted a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday showing that his approval rating had dropped to 36 percent. “The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!” he tweeted.
He also ripped into his former Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton — citing past controversies about deleted emails from her email server and leaked questions ahead of a CNN primary debate — in an attempt to defend his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
“HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?” he wrote.
Trump is apparently referring to questions for a March 2016 Democratic primary debate between Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders that consultant and CNN commentator Donna Brazile has admitted leaking to Clinton’s camp ahead of the event on the network.
Brazile was later fired when her efforts were revealed by WikiLeaks after the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails. No one was ever accused of a crime or illegality in the matter.
On Sunday, Trump also praised his former campaign adviser Michael Caputo, who testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that he had “no contact” with Russians during the campaign.
And the president heaped praise on supporters — “who far out-numbered the protesters,” he wrote — at his New Jersey golf club on Saturday for the U.S. Women’s Open. “Very cool!”