Aug 24, 2017 - Health

Reading between the lines of Trump's morning tweets

President Trump has spent a good portion of his morning on Twitter β€” apparently browsing memes while taking a break from attacking GOP congressional leaders. A roundup of his AM missives thus far:

Context: Trump's relationship with his counterparts in Congress was already souring, so this pile on isn't likely to help things. And Jonathan Swan pulled back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes action that led to this tweet.

Context: The president is just like the rest of us, checking out memes when he gets bored. He apparently liked this one enough to retweet it to his nearly 37 million followers.

Context: Only one of Trump's speeches garnered many "complaints" based on its tone β€” his Phoenix speech, which featured fiery rhetoric against the media while speaking to his base supporters. POTUS had some difficulty with these two tweets, deleting and retweeting them multiple times thanks to typos.

Context: Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, called Trump's Phoenix speech "downright scary and disturbing" while questioning his fitness for the office of president.

Context: This isn't a new line of attack from Trump. But given that POTUS already hit McConnell for the debt ceiling a few hours earlier, it sure seems like he has more than a few problems with the Senate GOP leader.

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