White House may appoint legal team to monitor Trump tweets
- Author: Leroy Wright May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 20:24
When he arrived back at the White House on Sunday, Trump fired off a series of tweets denouncing the "fake media" and calling the mainstream media the "enemy". Perhaps unsurprisingly, he ripped what he calls the "Fake News" media.
Among other potential changes, officials say Trump may bring back some of his campaign stooges to help navigate the compounding Russian Federation scandal, including ex-campaign manger Corey Lewandowski, Citizens United president David Bossie, and lobbyist David Urban.
Yet in a blizzard of tweets on Sunday, the president denounced the media's use of unnamed sources as "fake news", and again took aim at reporters as "the enemy".
The "looming shake-up" scoops have been dribbling out for nearly two weeks, but now that Trump's trip is almost over, it's time to start paying attention.
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Finally, in his tweets Trump also mentioned Thursday's special election for Montana's open House seat, which the president said wasn't well covered after the Republican candidate came out victorious.
"Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won?"
Trump's visits to the Middle East and Europe were widely perceived as diplomatic successes, but as he returns to the White House, his problems are mounting. After the victory, Trump praised Gianforte's victory, calling it a "great win". "He knows, as you all know, that I've not been a fan of the tweets and the extracurricular comments", McConnell told Reuters. Given the reference to the "deep state" and the prevalence of war/fight rhetoric in the quotes given to Axios ("We're getting street fighters ready to go") plus the fact that they ran a softball piece today on Steve Bannon returning to prominence in Trump's inner circle, I'm guessing that the "war room" stuff is mainly coming from Bannon and his allies.
None other than media pioneer Matt Drudge wondered a few months ago if Melania Trump would be to Trump what Nancy Reagan was to Ronald Reagan once she moves into the White House.