Sunday President Trump resumed his tweeting @ 5:28 p.m. by offering his “Congratulations to all of our Mexican friends on National Independence Day.” He added in his tweet, “We will be doing great things together!”
Time and Date explains that on September 16th Mexico celebrates their Independence in honor of “cry for independence,” which occurred on September 16th, 1810.”
He followed his congratulations tweet with another plug for Fox News Show, Sunday Morning Futures, hosted by Maria Bartiromo @ 5:40 p.m..
He switched gears away from the “Russian Hoax,” tweeting @ 6:18 p.m. that “if the Democrats take control, kiss your newfound wealth goodbye!”
Sticking with the economy @ 9:06 p.m. President Trump tweeted, “Consumer Sentiment hit its highest level in 17 years this year.” He added that “in 2015, an Obama year,” consumer sentiment fell to 11% only to rise to 16% since the “Election.”
According to the survey “Consumer Sentiment” rose in early September it’s highest level since 2004. Richard Curtin the Surveys of Consumer chief economist also notes in the survey that “inflation expectations also declined, for early September. Curtin goes onto to explain that one problem that seemed “spontaneously,” mentioned by those consumer included in the survey were the “anticipated negative impact from tariffs,” he writes, “Concerns about the negative impact of tariffs on the domestic economy were spontaneously mentioned by nearly one-third of all consumers in the past three months, up from one-in-five in the prior four months.” The next survey data is due out on September 28th, 2018.
Between Sunday and Monday President Trump re-tweeted various accounts to view those re-tweets @realDonaldTrump
President Trump’s first composed tweet for Monday came @ 6:01 a.m. with a quote from Peter Morici.
According to Peter Morici’s twitter account bio he is a Business Prof. @ Uni of Maryland and an Economist columnist. Where the quote President Trump cited in his tweet came from is unclear at this time.
Staying with economic news President Trump tweets @ 6:11 a.m. that “Tariffs have put the U.S. in a very strong bargaining position.” He goes on to say “Billion of Dollars,” and “Jobs,” are “flowing into our Country.” He ends the tweet by writing, “If countries will not make fair deals with us, they will be “Tariffed!”
On Saturday the Wall Street Journal citing “people familiar with the matter” reported that President Trump will announce “within days new tariffs on as much as $200 billion in Chinese goods.” According to the article China and the U.S. are/were expected to meet September 27th and 28th in D.C. to resume trade talks. The Journal also notes the tariff would be at 10 percent versus the earlier announced 25 percent.
Bloomberg reported Monday that China “will reject new talks, if President Trump moves ahead with the next round of U.S. tariffs.” The article also points out that Beijing has already said if these new tariffs are imposed it will retaliate.
@ 6:15 a.m. President Trump tells us “Our steel industry is the talk of the World.”
Bloomberg reported on Monday in regards to President Trump’s tweet calling the tweet a “mixed bag,” writing that “last quarter left investors wondering if they would see,” benefits from President Trump’s trade policies. Morgan Stanley “downgraded U.S. Steel,” in late August, stating, “the steel market’s cycle is “now behind us.” Bloomberg notes “U.S. Steel shared are down,” thirty-six percent since March 1st.
@ 10:23 a.m. he moved away from the economy and shifted back toward Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation quoting in part Fox News journalist Catherine Herridge. He mentions once again that the Mueller investigation is an “illegal Witch Hunt!” He sent a second tweet @ 10:36 a.m. that quotes alleged texts between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and Former DOJ/FBI lawyer Lisa Page. President Trump wonders if these texts between the pair are a “conspiracy caught?”
Catherine Herridge reported on Monday on Fox News, that according to a transcript of Page’s July testimony to Congress reviewed by Fox News, Page told lawmakers, “that by the time special counsel Mueller was appointed and Comey was fired in May 2017, “investigators still could not say whether there was collusion.”
According to the Fox News report the texts President Trump referenced were sent between Strzok and Page, “two hours after,” FBI Director James Comey was fired.
The Texts via Fox News:
Strzok: We need to open the case we’ve been waiting on now while Andy [McCabe] is acting.
Page: We need to lock in (redacted). In a formal chargeable way. Soon.
Strzok: I agree. I’ve been pushing and I’ll reemphasize with Bill [Priestap]
Herridge’s report that appeared on Fox News the segment is 2:15 seconds long.