Trump Tweets: The I Don’t Care Edition

Trump Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

Friday, after President Trump rambled in the Rose Garden, he tweeted three more times to finish his day.

In his first tweet he promoted a CNBC News article about the “312,000,” jobs added in December.

In his next tweet he called a New York Times article that suggested his administration was mulling over nominating Democrat Jim Webb as the next Secretary of Defense, FAKE NEWS.

In his last tweet, President Trump promoted a book written by Dr. Robert Jeffress.

Saturday found President Trump (so far) tweeting nine times.

1. Thank you to Kanye West for your nice words…

In late December the Senate 87-12, and the House 358-36, passed the FIRST STEP Act, as the News Blender reported, this prison reform measure that, “enacts a series of modest but important modifications to the current federal guidelines for sentencing.”

As a reminder Kanye West supported prison reform, going so far as to visit President Trump in the Oval Office, during his visit he went on what CNN called at the time a “freewheeling performance,” in which he called himself a “crazy motherfucker.”

On Friday during the Rose Garden press conference, President Trump was asked about comments made by newly sworn in Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), in which she related a story and said “because we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf****r.” to which he responded she “had dishonored her family.”

2. Great support coming from all sides for Border Security (including Wall) on our very dangerous Southern Border.

Real Clear Politics has President Trump’s average job approval at 42.5 percent approve while 52.5 disapprove.

Rasmussen has the highest approval rating with 46 percent approve while 53 percent disapprove, according to the linked RCP article, this is based on a sample size of 1,500 likely voters.

Quinnipiac has the lowest approval rating with 39 percent approve while 53 percent disapprove, according to the linked RCP article, this is based on a sample size of 1,147 registered voters.

December 28th, 2018, The Hill published a poll from Harvard CAPS/Harris, that they say was released to them in an exclusive.

According to the article the Harvard CAPS/Harris survey is conducted on line. 1,407 registered voters participated with “731” asked “whether they support building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border,” while “742 were asked if they support constructing a security barrier.”

Wall: 56 percent do not support, while 44 percent do support a border wall.

Security barrier: 46 percent support, while 54 percent do support a secure barrier.

The survey was conducted between December 24th to December 26th, only a few days into the partial government shutdown.

3. REAL Border Security (including a Wall), something which everyone, other than drug dealers, human traffickers and criminals, want very badly!…

Based on the above linked Hill article, based on this tweet, President Trump thinks, the majority opposed to his wall, 54 to 56 percent of the 1,407 surveyed are drug dealers or criminals.

4. Many people currently a part of my opposition, including President Obama & the Dems, have had campaign violations, in some cases for very large sums of money. These are civil cases….

In the this is so random file: President Trump out of the blue refers to his former lawyer and self-proclaimed “fixer,” Michael Cohen who pleaded guilty to two campaign finance violations as well as tax evasion in August 2018. He was sentenced to three years in prison in December, where court documents show that he “Cohen acted with the intent to influence the 2016 presidential election. Cohen coordinated his actions with one or more members of the campaign, including through meetings and phone calls, about the fact, nature, and timing of the payments. In particular, and as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1 [President Trump].

5. I don’t care that most of the workers not getting paid are Democrats…

The partial government shutdown that started it’s fifteenth day on Saturday has affected nine departments, which include Homeland Security, and effected some 800,000 government works. According to The New York Times, about half of the 800,000 employees have been furloughed, while many workers are continuing to work without pay. The article adds, that while those working without pay are expected to be retroactively paid, those on unpaid leave, have no such expectation.

One such group the shutdown has affected is Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.), according to The New York Times, on Friday about 150 T.S.A. employees called in on Friday, “morning at Kennedy International Airport in New York to say they were ill or otherwise unable to work their shifts, according to a union official with knowledge of the situation.”

During the Rose Garden press conference President Trump confirmed reports that he told Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), that he was prepared to keep the government shutdown for months or years, for the good of national security.

According to the Military Times, if the government continues to remain partially shutdown for another week, some “50,000 members of the Coast Guard members,” will not receive their scheduled pay for January 15th.

Opinion: Funny enough as I read the articles included and not included in this article, I never once was told that all 50,000 members of the Coast Guard, nor the 150 T.S.A. agents are Democrats…weird.

6. We are working hard at the Border, but we need a WALL!…

On Friday President Trump sent a presentation to Congress from Department of Homeland Security trying to argue in favor of the Wall.

In the presentation it states that 17,000 Adults at the Southern Border with existing criminal records were arrested by CBP and border agents for the fiscal year of 2018.

Washington Post contributor Phillip Bump broke-down the numbers, stating that he “reached out to DHS on Thursday evening to try to evaluate the boundaries of that 17,000 number and ended up getting a better sense of how effective the numbers in Nielsen’s presentation were at making Trump’s case.”

Gang Members:

DHS says “6,000 gang members, including MS-13” were “apprehended at the Southern Border and removed by ICE.”

According to the article, a Homeland Security spokesman told Bump, that “about 5,000 of those 6,000 gang member arrests/apprehensions happened somewhere besides the southern border. Only 1,019 were apprehended at the southern border, about a fifth of them at designated ports of entry.”

Opinion: As one reply to President Trump’s tweets notes, doesn’t the stats he is using show that border security is working, as these criminals, were apprehended and deported?

7. The Democrats want Billions of Dollars for Foreign Aid…

In December 2018, the State Department announced an aid package in the amount of $5.8 billion “through public and private investment to promote institutional reforms and development in,” El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

As AP News reported at the time, the money issued by the State department, which is ran by President Trump appointee, Mike Pompeo, did not require “congressional approval,” unlike border wall funding, which does require

8. Great Tweet today by Tyler Q. Houlton @SpoxDHS on the #FakeNews being put out by @CNN…

CNN was first to report that T.S.A. employees called in sick to work on Friday.

Opinion: This is a government official Twitter account that is using President Trump’s #FakeNews hashtag. We are paying people to maintain this official account with our tax dollars.

9. “Former @NYTimes editor Jill Abramson rips paper’s ‘unmistakably anti-Trump’ bias.”…

January 2nd, Fox News contributor Howard Kurtz wrote an article posted to Fox News’ website titled, “Former NY Times editor rips Trump coverage as biased.”

The former editor Jill Abramson, who’s book “Merchants of Truth,” from which Krutz quotes from, sent an email to AP News, telling them, Krutz, took her quotes “totally out of context,” adding that his article was an attempt to “Foxify” her book.

“His article is an attempt to Foxify my book, which is full of praise for The Times and The Washington Post and their coverage of Trump,” 

AP News

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