9:10 on Thursday found President Trump tweeting about “illegal meetings” between former Secretary of State John Kerry and a “very hostile Iranian Regime,” he wonders if Kerry is a registered Foreign Agent.
According to The Washington Post, Kerry said in a radio interview promoting his new book, Everyday is Extra, that he has met “three or four times,” with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, since leaving office as Secretary of State. Kerry appearing on Fox News explained his comments saying, “every secretary of state, former secretary of state, continues to meet with foreign leaders, goes to security conferences, goes around the world.”
During his Fox News interview asked if he told Iran to “wait out” President Trump, Kerry replied, via the linked Post article, “I think everybody in the world is talking about waiting out President Trump.”
The Washington Post writes that current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Kerry’s actions, “umseemly and unprecedented,” he added that he’d leave the “legal determination to others.” He added, “A former secretary of state engaged with the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, and according to him, he was talking to them, he was telling them to wait out this administration. You can’t find precedent for this in U.S. history.”
The Washington Post notes that over the years both political parties have “accused each other of undermining a sitting U.S. president,” regarding Iran policy.
The article reminded readers that Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) sent a letter in 2015 to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomenei, warning that “Congress could alter the deal,” after President Obama left office. Cotton was joined by forty-seven senators in signing off on the letter.
At 10:37 p.m. on Thursday President Trump tweeted, “Gina is Great,” referencing a tweet from Kayleigh McEnany.
McEnany was promoting a new book by author Dr. Gina Loudon, called “Mad Politics’
President Trump’s first composed tweet came @ 8:19 a.m. in which he thanked, “FEMA, First Responders, Law Enforcement, and all,” for the “Incredible job,” they are doing responding to Hurricane Florence that has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm as The News Blender reported Saturday.
His next tweet Friday came @ 5:40 p.m. hours after it was announced that his former campaign manager Paul Manafort had reached a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office regarding the Russian/Trump campaign connections, among other things. The deal also includes a cooperation arrangement between Manafort and Mueller’s office. The tweet which did not address the deal, thanked “Cajun Navy.”
The next tweet from President Trump came @ 6:35 p.m. in which he quoted Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera.
The Hill reports that Rivera’s comments came as he was “ripping media coverage this week,” regarding President Trump’s tweet that stated “3,000 people did not die,” where he denied the revised death toll as result of Hurricane Maria that slammed Puerto Rico in 2017.
The L.A. Times noted in September 2017 that after Hurricane Irma hit, the American Territory was able to restore “electricity to about 95% of it 1.5 million customers.” The article adds that Hurricane Maria that made landfall slamming Puerto Rico came just two weeks after Irma blew by the Island as a cat 5 hurricane. Hurricane Maria wiped out “55% of the island’s transmission towers.” At the time Government Officials said, “the island’s power grid was effectively destroyed.”
8:43 p.m. President Trump tweeted his “thoughts and prayers,” to the family of Evelyn Rodriguez.
Friday the mother, of a young girl killed two years ago by MS-13 gang members, died after being struck by an SUV.
The New York Post reports the incident happened where a candlelight vigil was to be held to mark the two year anniversary of her daughter, Kayla Cuevas death. Around 4 p.m. Evelyn Rodriguez and the man she was with got into a heated confrontation with a woman driving the SUV.
According to the article the cops on Friday had not arrested the driver who they state, “accelerated fatally striking Rodriguez shortly after the confrontation began. The woman according to the Post remained on the scene and called 9-1-1. The homicide unit is investigating the incident.
Evelyn Rodriguez had been an advocate against gang violence in the wake of her daughters death, she attended President Trump’s State of the Union Address.
Later President Trump once again at 9:54 p.m. praised “FEMA, First Responders and Law Enforcement,” for doing a “Great job,” regarding Tropical Storm Florence.
at 10:05 and then at 10:23 p.m. President Trump once again denied the findings of the independent study that revised the death toll from Hurricane Maria that hit Puerto Rico last fall. He started the two tweet thread by quoting The Washington Post. He adds after the quote from the Washington Post, that he did not link to, “Then, like magic, “3000 PEOPLE KILLED.” in the second tweet he wonders, “(how would they not know this?) asking how come the Puerto Rico government commissioned the independent study in the first place. He ends the tweet in all caps by stating, “FIFTY TIMES LAST ORIGINAL NUMBER – NO WAY!”
Opinion — Regardless of what people on the Right say or even the Left say, these tweets starting with the first one where the President of the United States writes as fact that “3,000 people did not die,” calling the new revised death toll numbers a “Dem,” lie to make him look bad, and the last one where he once again denies the loss of life, is truly an embarrassment for our nation, and disrespectful to those families and friends, that have buried loved ones as a result of Hurricane Maria. The President is flat-out denying they existed, sparking more distrust between American’s and make no mistake Puerto Rican’s are American’s, and our Governments. It also propels yet another conspiracy theory the likes of which got Alex Jones banned across social media sites. He is our President. He is our leader. Let that sink in, America.
Out of nowhere @ 11:08 p.m. President Trump tweets about former President Obama’s gaffe, from May of 2008, in which then candidate-Obama, said, “57 States.” President Trump explains, “very little mention in Fake News Media,” he adds, “Can you imagine if I said that…story of year!” He tags Fox News show host Laura Ingraham at the end of the tweet.
The Hill reports that Fox News show host Laura Ingraham had discussed former President Obama’s return to the campaign trail in recent weeks to “criticize Trump,” on her show Friday.
A blogger at the time of Obama’s gaffe working for the L.A. Times, wrote on May 10th, 2008 the day after candidate-Obama’s gaffe that, “Obama’s gaffe caused a noticeable stir online during the day [Hotair],” The blogger, Andrew Malcolm highlights makers of the “57 states Lapel Pin,” the articles image of the pin shows an American Flag with the added stars for what the blogger calls, “America’s acquisition of seven,” new states.
Of Note: Between Thursday evening and Friday night, President Trump re-tweeted several tweets from various Twitter accounts. For a look at those tweets @realDonaldTrump