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48 hours and 35 tweets: Donald Trump’s lost weekend morphs into mad Monday morning meltdown

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President Donald Trump, un-buoyed by his former chief of staff John Kelly, went on a bender this past weekend, and America is left with the hangover. No, the Leader of the Free World’s drug of choice isn’t alcohol, it’s Twitter, and there was no one able to cut him off.

The President isn’t binge watching, he’s binge tweeting.

From Saturday morning at 7:05 AM to Monday morning at 7:35 AM, President Trump launched 35 angry, narcissistic, lying, threatening, attacking, and often rapid-fire tweets and retweets.

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His targets: “Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck,” aka, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate Democratic Leader. Then there’s “Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas,” and “Jeff Bozo,” the publisher of the “lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post.” That would be Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Jeff Bezos, the founder of the publicly-traded company Amazon.com, and separately, privately, the owner the Washington Post. The two businesses are not linked.

But facts like “Amazon.com does not own The Washington Post,” are too trivial for this President, who was confronted with possibly the worst news yet in the Mueller investigation over the weekend.

Trump has been using the four-week long shutdown to distract from the ripening Mueller investigation, which many believe is nearing a conclusion.

On Friday, The New York Times revealed the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into the sitting President of the United States to determine if he is a Russian spy, a Russian asset, or in some way working for Russia and Vladimir Putin.

On Saturday, The Washington Post reported Trump has gone to “extraordinary” lengths to cover up his discussions with Vladimir Putin. He has refused to allow note takers in the room, and once, when there was a note taker, he took her notes and swore her to secrecy.

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All of which sheds light on Trump’s Twitter tantrum, like this indecipherable attack on Bezos:

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Or these juvenile attacks on his nemesis, and soon-to-be presidential opponent, Senator Elizabeth Warren:

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Or his repeated theme, that’s he’s waiting in the White House for Democrats to come to the table, which they did – and he kicked them out and stormed out of the room.

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Trump gets much of his news from “Fox & Friends”:

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There was also this threat, apparently a quote (who can tell) from alleged white supremacist Pat Buchanan:

Of course, there are his attacks on migrants, tying them to sexual predators, despite many of them being asylum seekers:

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The President also retweeted RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who has become one of his top protectors.

This tweet is especially egregiously misleading. Almost all of the 90% of heroin that “comes from south of the border” comes in through legal ports of entry, not smuggled by migrants crossing the Rio Grande or climbing over a wall.

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The Washington Post, Trump’s “favorite” paper, explains that “while 90 percent of the heroin sold in the United States comes from Mexico, virtually all of it comes through legal points of entry.” So a wall isn’t going to change that.

But again, facts are too trivial for this President.

And the longest-running shutdown of the federal government continues, with no end in sight.


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