Donald Trump began his 200th day in office on vacation at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club with NO legislative wins. And the failing president may be on vacation but his Twitter habits haven’t changed.
Early Monday he launched an unhinged attack on the media, puffed up his own ego by bragging about his base, and attacked Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal who appeared earlier this morning on CNN’s New Day (above) to talk about the White House’s crackdown on leaks, warning about “weaponizing….laws.”
“Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist! Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. He told stories about his Vietnam battles and……conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?”
He also came for the media:
@nytimes, which has made every wrong prediction about me including my big election win (apologized), is totally inept!
He made outsize claims about his base: “The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling). Look at rallies in Penn, Iowa, Ohio……….and West Virginia. The fact is the Fake News Russian collusion story, record Stock Market, border security, military strength, jobs…….. Supreme Court pick, economic enthusiasm, deregulation & so much more have driven the Trump base even closer together. Will never change!
Then it was back to attacks on the media:
“Hard to believe that with 24/7
#Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYTIMES & WAPO, the Trump base is getting stronger!
Finally he gave New Yorkers some warning that he would be coming to create chaos in Manhattan:
“Working hard from New Jersey while White House goes through long planned renovation. Going to New York next week for more meetings.”