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Trump Rips Fake News on Twitter; Tells Washington Post Employees To Strike

President Donald Trump must have gotten a good night’s sleep because he hit the ground running this morning, going on Twitter and posting a barrage of off-the-wall tweets.

His last tweet was outlandish in that he is encouraging employees of the Washington Post newspaper to go on strike.  He also asked if the Post is registered as a lobbyist.

“Washington Post employees want to go on strike because Bezos isn’t paying them enough. I think a really long strike would be a great idea. Employees would get more money and we would get rid of Fake News for an extended period of time! Is a registered lobbyist?”

Before posting this dig at his arch-enemy Jeff Bezos, Trump posted a series of tweets where he both lambasted “fake news” and also posted his own false version of events, which he labels “the truth.”

His first morning tweet was a dig at another favorite target, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.  He wrote:

“Chuck Schumer said “the Summit was what the Texans call all cattle and no hat.” Thank you Chuck, but are you sure you got that right? No more nuclear testing or rockets flying all over the place, blew up launch sites. Hostages already back, hero remains coming home & much more!”

This is one of his more difficult tweets to understand, but clearly he is taking credit for several things (blowing up launch sites, etc.) that have nothing to do with him.

In his next tweet he asked once again to “Please clear up the Fake News!” about his relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

After that he went back to another favorite topic: the Inspector General Report and his claims about the Mueller “witch hunt.”

“Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal: “This IG Report makes it clear, as did Rod Rosenstein’s memo, that Trump was absolutely justified, unquestionably justified, in firing Jim Comey. So I think the Mueller Investigation is on pretty weak grounds right now.” Witch Hunt!”

(What Trump doesn’t say here is that Henninger is a right-winger who works for the Wall Street Journal, a Fox News contributor, and a long-time Trump supporter.)

After that, Trump was right back to slamming the “fake news” while also claiming that there is a conspiracy against him.

“Funny how the Fake News, in a coordinated effort with each other, likes to say I gave sooo much to North Korea because I “met.” That’s because that’s all they have to disparage! We got so much for peace in the world, & more is being added in finals. Even got our hostages/remains!”

In some ways this tweet is sad because it shows how desperate Trump is to claim a “win” with the North Korea summit that actually accomplished absolutely nothing.

And his next tweet continues this desperate attempt to claim a victory from the summit meeting, where he caved to North Korea’s demands that the U.S. stop war game exercises with our key ally South Korea.  He lamely has tried to sell it as a cost cutting move which is laughable because Trump has increased the U.S. deficit to $21 trillion and the last thing he cares about is saving money or being fiscally responsible.

“Holding back the “war games” during the negotiations was my request because they are VERY EXPENSIVE and set a bad light during a good faith negotiation. Also, quite provocative. Can start up immediately if talks break down, which I hope will not happen!”

All his tweets are ludicrous and possibly delusional.  In his next tweet he wrote that denuclearization is being celebrated all over Asia, which is a joke.

“The denuclearization deal with North Korea is being praised and celebrated all over Asia. They are so happy! Over here, in our country, some people would rather see this historic deal fail than give Trump a win, even if it does save potentially millions & millions of lives!”

And just to cap off his morning tweet storm he had to take credit for Obama’s great economy, as if good economic news is all because of him.  (Although he can be blamed for using tax cuts to overheat the U.S. economy which will probably lead to a recession later.)

“Our economy is perhaps BETTER than it has ever been. Companies doing really well, and moving back to America, and jobs numbers are the best in 44 years.”

One has to wonder who Donald Trump thinks he is fooling with his manic tweets that have little basis in reality.  Perhaps he’s just trying to remind his supporters how great he is.  Perhaps he’s trying to convince skeptics that they should start believing in him and accept what a great job he is doing as president. Or perhaps (and this is most likely) he’s just trying to convince himself how great he is.

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