President Donald Trump's explosive series of tweets Saturday morning, accusing ex-President Barack Obama of having the phones at Trump Tower "tapped" prior to the election, had Twitter abuzz with concerns about his state of mind -- among other things.
Early Saturday morning Trump made the startling accusations, possibly after being alerted to a Breitbart article suggesting former President Obama was conducting a "silent coup" against his administration.
Trump went on to state, "I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!" leading many to assert that Trump has now opened the door to a complete investigation into his administration's pre-election involvement with the Russians.
Others suggested that Trump is collapsing into paranoia in public view, with some also pointing out that that media claims that Trump's speech where he "pivoted" to being more "presidential" are once again moot.
A few responses below:
Keep him away from the nuclear codes today. Please. https://t.co/so4OlGow6F— Sarah Kendzior (@Sarah Kendzior)1488631653.0
So, this is the guy the media thought was "presidential" on Tuesday. Trump will never change. The most divisive pre… https://t.co/liDhjKto1D— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1488632657.0
Trump's tweets suggest: 1.) he was personally under investigation for illegally colluding with a hostile power; 2.) he's seriously unstable.— Nicholas Kristof (@Nicholas Kristof)1488629964.0
As Paul Newman said in Absence of Malice, "Prove it." https://t.co/LcWvG5h0V2— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1488634644.0
You might want to pump the brakes on the Nixon/Watergate comparisons. https://t.co/vO1DCGJBAX— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1488632632.0
Our lives, the lives of our children are in this man's hands. This is now an existential fight.We must remove him f… https://t.co/c4GD9cjSXN— Dr (damn right) Reza Aslan (@Dr (damn right) Reza Aslan)1488633321.0
He's talking about a FISA warrant. Which was authorized by the FISC. Which is the legal process set up by Congress.… https://t.co/Jc402RXOrm— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss)1488633794.0
So basically Trump is confirming that a federal judge ruled there was enough evidence to proceed with "tapp" of Trump Tower. #oops— Omar Flores ✊🏽🕶️ (@Omar Flores ✊🏽🕶️)1488634629.0
The Kushner family Saturdays off usually make for interesting times https://t.co/3YK072u206— bmaz (@bmaz)1488632727.0