President Donald Trump has not been calmed by Attorney General Barr’s generous public interpretation of the Mueller report. Instead, the Commander-in-Chief appears to be spiraling even further into madness.
Over the past 12 hours – from 9 PM Wednesday through 9 AM Thursday – the President has attacked the press as having “ZERO credibility or respect,” while promising he has a “secret” on them.
He has endorsed a two-minute Fox News diatribe urging Trump to “counterpunch” against the media – featuring images of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews. And he has also attacked NBC News, MSNBC, and CNN as “Fake News,” and claimed ratings for MSNBC an CNN “have gone down by as much as 50%.”
He has falsely claimed that NBC News somehow deceptively edited his now-infamous comments to anchor Lester Holt that he fired FBI Director Jim Comey over “this Russia thing.”
He has threatened to “close the Southern Border!” because, he claims, “Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country.”
He has called the Mueller investigation, which was created by officials he personally appointed, “an attempted takeover of our government, of our country, an illegal takeover,” suggesting it was a coup.
Here’s where Trump suggests on Hannity that the Russia investigation was “an attempted takeover of our government, of our country, an illegal takeover” pic.twitter.com/MFhiJS6ryn
— Salvador Hernandez (@SalHernandez) March 28, 2019
He has accused the FBI agents who investigated him of committing “treason.”
He has demanded – publicly – that the FBI and the Dept. of Justice “review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” after all charges were dropped against the “Empire” actor.
He has called for the “forced” resignation of a highly-respected 11-term U.S. Congressman, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), for supposedly “knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking,” without offering any evidence to support his claims.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 28, 2019
He has called for an investigation into former President Bill Clinton’s conversation with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on an Arizona tarmac.
He has declared former CIA Director John Brennan, who spent 25 years at the agency, and also served as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, and as Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, “a sick person.” He also said, “there’s something wrong with him.”