President Impeached so far as had a slow start to his Friday, there is *zero chance this Twitter slowness lasts.
But while he’s silent let’s review how he finished his Thursday.
Before the Colorado Springs, Colorado rally.
“I don’t think there’s any chance whatsoever of Senator Sanders defeating President Trump.” Mini Mike Bloomberg. Mini, there’s even less chance, especially after watching your debate performance last night, of you winning the Democrat nomination…But I hope you do!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
It should be noted that the Impeached President’s nicknaming is god awful.
Left, Fox's Outnumbered, 12:40 p.m.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 20, 2020
Right, Trump, 1:18 p.m. pic.twitter.com/HH2lDvKteU
As the News Blender reported last Friday, the Department of Justice sent a one-page letter to the former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s legal team informing them that McCabe would not face charges for lying under oath regarding two authorized media disclosures.
The two media disclosures involved leaking to the press that Hillary Clinton was under two FBI investigations in October of 2016.
McCabe had first denied giving authorization to disclose those investigations to the press.
“The real winner last night was Donald Trump.” Mini Mike Bloomberg. I agree!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
Left, Fox's Outnumbered Overtime, 1:19 p.m.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 20, 2020
Right, Trump, 1:24 p.m. pic.twitter.com/jq4w9OlLbo
Mike Bloomberg is doing a great job as Mayor of New York City. Ray Kelly is a great Police Commissioner. @MikeBloomberg— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2012
It was my great honor to deliver the commencement address at the @LVMPD’s Hope for Prisoners Graduation Ceremony today, where we reaffirmed that America is a nation that believes in REDEMPTION! pic.twitter.com/WwJ5eHjTzl— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
Attacks a private citizen for doing her civic duty.
Trump on Roger Stone: "The forewoman of the jury, the woman who was in charge, is totally tainted when you take a look. How can you have a person like this? She was an anti-Trump activist"— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 20, 2020
Goes on to claim she's a "dominant person, so she can get people to do whatever she wants" pic.twitter.com/TqZY0wHIi0
Bashes the FBI and whines about Roger Stone sentencing and Mike Flynn’s plea deal for lying…
Trump is not trying to be funny as he bashes the FBI but his audience is laughing like he's doing a standup routine pic.twitter.com/4mJtHvk1po— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 20, 2020
Say’s three weeks, but really means last October.
Trump just said that Mark Zuckerberg "came in 3 weeks ago" and congratulated him for "being number one on Facebook." The last reported meeting between Zuckerberg and Trump happened *last October* pic.twitter.com/cWK2iPJY27— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 20, 2020
Could somebody at @foxnews please explain to Trump hater A.B. Stoddard (zero talent!) and @TeamCavuto, that I won every one of my debates, from beginning to end. Check the polls taken immediately after the debates. The debates got me elected. Must be Fox Board Member Paul Ryan!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
Here's the Cavuto segment that just triggered Trump into attacking Fox News.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 20, 2020
"I think that Donald Trump had disastrous debate performances. Many answers were so cringeworthy you just couldn't even believe he was still standing on the stage" — A.B. Stoddard pic.twitter.com/42DhfpjQGt
During the rally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Impeached whined about this segment for an estimated 20 minutes.
Trump is still mad about a Fox News guest who criticized him a number of hours ago pic.twitter.com/aMiO7VNCSX— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 21, 2020
The Rally Tweets.
Just arrived in Colorado, see everyone soon! pic.twitter.com/53jW6iKIjn— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
Wow, thank you — on my way!! https://t.co/iGs4UQKLfF— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
I was thrilled to be back in Colorado Springs tonight, beneath the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains, with thousands of terrific, hardworking American Patriots. With your help, this November, we are going to defeat the Radical Socialist Dems, and we are going to WIN Colorado! pic.twitter.com/uagWRzFlBs— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
He pauses in his praising himself for a fine Colorado Springs, Colorado rally, to express his thanks to U.S. Ambassador to Germany for stepping into the role of the Director of National Intelligence.
Thank you to our great US Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, for stepping in to serve as acting DNI. I will be nominating a terrific candidate for the job very soon. Stay tuned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
Minutes later he’s back on a rally kick.
Great Rally In Colorado. Thank you, will be back soon!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
Some rally highlights.
Jokes about remaining in office for 26 years.
"When we leave office in 26 years or so, they're going to miss us" — Trump jokes about shredding the Constitution and serving more than 2 terms pic.twitter.com/APckvRSXBz— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 21, 2020
Expresses his upset that a South Korean film, Parasite won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He also calls Brad Pitt, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, “a little wiseguy.”
Later in the rally President Impeached called Adam Schiff (D-CA) pencil neck, and a little wise guy.
TRUMP: "By the way, how bad where the Academy Awards this year? [Booing] 'And the winner is a movie from South Korea!' What was that all about? We got enough problems with South Korea out with trade."— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 21, 2020
He then repeatedly calls Brad Pitt "a little wise guy." pic.twitter.com/sAEWlrKr0T
NEON the distributor of the movie Parasite wasted no time responding to President Impeached.
To end Thursday President Impeached took one more swipe at the private American citizen who had the nerve to find Roger Stone guilty of lying to congress, Obstruction of Congressional Investigation, and witness tampering. The foreperson was one of 12 that all agreed Stone was guilty on all seven counts presented to them by the U.S. Government.
For the second night in a row, the president was up at 1 a.m. watching Fox News and tweeting about it — in this case, attacking a member of the Stone jury.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 21, 2020
Left, Fox's Hannity, 9:16 p.m./1:16 a.m. rebroadcast
Right, Trump, 1:20 a.m. pic.twitter.com/MpAj1L3uxK
To be fair, the Impeached President is on West Coast and Mountain Time, while the time stamp does show after 1 a.m., the tweet was sent three hours earlier at around 10 p.m. pst.
*I told you so*
The slow Twitter start has ended. So far for Friday, ahead of his afternoon rally from Las Vegas, Nevada, President Impeached has tweeted 5 times and retweeted 17 times.
IF OUR FORMALLY TARGETED FARMERS NEED ADDITIONAL AID UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE TRADE DEALS WITH CHINA, MEXICO, CANADA AND OTHERS FULLY KICK IN, THAT AID WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, PAID FOR OUT OF THE MASSIVE TARIFF MONEY COMING INTO THE USA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
But but but I thought bailouts and socialism were bad…
Tariffs =’s tax on the American consumer.
In short, China is not paying the farmer bailout, we the American tax payer are paying for what is likely another round of farmer payouts.
In the biz of politics we can call this vote buying.
Using all caps to announce more corporate welfare doesn’t make it any better. Tariff money doesn’t come from other countries; it comes from other Americans. https://t.co/Uzav1wuYln— Justin Amash (@justinamash) February 21, 2020
Another misinformation campaign is being launched by Democrats in Congress saying that Russia prefers me to any of the Do Nothing Democrat candidates who still have been unable to, after two weeks, count their votes in Iowa. Hoax number 7!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
On Thursday it was first reported by the New York Times, that during a classified briefing House lawmakers were told that Russia was interfering in the Presidential election of 2020 and they once again favor President Impeached.
It was the day after this classified briefing that President Impeached berated Acting DNI Joseph Maguire, according to five people familiar with the matter. One person said that President Impeached did not “erupt,” at Maguire, instead he simply asked pointed questions.
It is said that President Impeached was concerned that Democrats could use this information against his re-election campaign.
A note worthy paragraph in my opinion of the New York Times piece is this;
Some intelligence officials viewed the briefing as a tactical error, saying the conclusions could have been delivered in a less pointed manner or left out entirely to avoid angering Republicans.The New York Times. 02/20/2020.
Let it sink in that apparently now briefing, at least Democrats on the Intelligence Committee is viewed as a tactical error. And that maybe in order to avoid upsetting the Republican’s it might have been better to simply not mention it at all. Or if it had to be mentioned maybe someone beside Shelby Pierson, an aide with a reputation for speaking bluntly, should have done it.
For what it’s worth, the New York Times, notes that the Washington Post was the first to report the dust-up between Acting DNI Maguire, and President Impeached, but not the substance of the disagreement.
Great! https://t.co/eDf8ltInmH— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
Unless that foreign rom-com gets an Oscar…
Four great candidates are under consideration at DNI. Decision within next few weeks!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
From the linked above New York Times article, it’s mentioned that Rep. Chris Stewart a Republican from Utah, has been considered for the DNI post.
Worth noting is on Thursday according to reporters present on Air Force, President Impeached told them that Rep. Doug Collins a Republican from GA, who tossed his hat into the Senate race, was being considered.
Trump, speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, says that Doug Collins is under consideration to be the permanent DNI, per @justinsink.— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) February 21, 2020
Collins on Friday told Fox News, he wasn’t interested in the job.
Georgia Rep. Doug Collins says he wouldn’t take Trump’s director of national intelligence post if he offered it because he’s running for US Senate.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 21, 2020
“This is not a job that’s of interest to me, and it’s not one that I’d accept.” https://t.co/yFoJMgdyJs
Might be updated.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.