The American president used to be considered the leader of the free world. As such, any president of the United States should have access to the absolute best: the best intelligence, the best advisors, and, if necessary, the best attorneys.
But not Donald Trump, who ironically won the White House in part by telling voters he only hired “the best.”
That’s turned out to be the far from from truth.
The “best advisors” he can get are Fox News pundits and commentators.
On Monday morning President Trump, just like his Sunday morning “meltdown,” launched into a lengthy Twitter tirade.
He’s tweeted seven times in an hour.
The last three tweets were a quote from one of the NRA’s most aggressive TV talk show hosts, Dan Bongino a three-time loser in Republican races for Congress.
The crux of Bongino’s conspiracy theory is that former CIA Director John Brennan is behind the Russia probe, based on the famous Russian dossier, which he falsely claims is “phony.” In fact not a single aspect of the dossier has been proven false, and many portions have been proven true.
Bongino’s rant, which the president tweeted out to his 52 million followers, is that Brennan “is the genesis of this whole Debacle. This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation. Brennan has disgraced himself, he’s worried about staying out of Jail.”
Trump clearly typed this tweet, given the absurd capitalizations.
Media Matters’ Matthew Gertz noticed Bongino had just been on “Fox & Friends.”
Who pulls the quotes for presidential live-tweeting?
Left, Fox & Friends, 6:36 am
Right, Trump, 7:53 am pic.twitter.com/88u51iP3OA
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 21, 2018
And Fox News just posted the video so we can all play along:
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 21, 2018
Some responses via Twitter:
A panicked president watching television and either tweeting quotes or tweeting responses is the most common occurrence in this absurd presidency. Titans of American history occupied his office; he has lowered it and made it seem small. https://t.co/ZCE1t4KHV8
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) May 21, 2018
Trump just took 20 minutes and 3 tweets to pass along the insights of Dan Bongino, the genius who thinks you make lemonade by tossing lemons in a blender. https://t.co/wAivqFMR6c
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 21, 2018
John Brennan joins the list of political opponents that the President wants to jail. https://t.co/aYAbnBthMe
— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) May 21, 2018
Quoting Fox News' Dan Bongino, a.k.a. carpet-bagging three-time political loser in 2 different states who blocks anyone who reminds him that he lost https://t.co/nbgPIQ3I6a
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) May 21, 2018
Trump repeats propaganda from Fox & Friends verbatim. Dan Bongino is a lying schmuck. https://t.co/tR5EAfuwi4
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) May 21, 2018
Very hi tech, top secret, watching “Fox and Friends” Executive Time this morning … https://t.co/1DxuctjWdJ
— Greg Wilson (@joke2power) May 21, 2018
LOL, it's crazy Dan Bongino! The best part is that it literally took Trump 21 mins to type out these 3 tweets. I guess when you can't spell your own wife's name or spell the word "counsel," you might need a dictionary to spell "intelligence" right. https://t.co/JzMpCXkUOp
— Jed Shugerman (@jedshug) May 21, 2018