This is not normal.
Donald Trump opened his Saturday morning with a tirade of complaints against his favorite enemies – the New York Times, the Washington Post, and “Crooked Hillary”. He also tried to make the case that he can pardon everyone, and blamed his epic fail on healthcare on the Democrats.
First Trump went after the story that broke late Friday concerning Jeff Sessions – not focused on the substance of it but trying to make it about leaks: “A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post, this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey’s, must stop!”
Trump then accused the New York Times of foiling an assassination attempt on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose death has been speculated for months: “The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist,Al-Baghdadi.Their sick agenda over National Security”
He then tried to make the case for pardoning himself and his family, and anyone else for that matter: “While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS”
And then it was back to an old chestnut: “So many people are asking why isn’t the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 e-mails deleted? …What about all of the Clinton ties to Russia, including Podesta Company, Uranium deal, Russian Reset, big dollar speeches etc. …My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails!…
Trump then moved on to his new Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci: “In all fairness to Anthony Scaramucci, he wanted to endorse me 1st, before the Republican Primaries started, but didn’t think I was running!”
And then his failed attempt to pass healthcare: “The Republican Senators must step up to the plate and, after 7 years, vote to Repeal and Replace. Next, Tax Reform and Infrastructure. WIN! …ObamaCare is dead and the Democrats are obstructionists, no ideas or votes, only obstruction. It is solely up to the 52 Republican Senators!”