Trump Tweets “Through the Roof,” for Tuesday’s Open Thread

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It’s Tuesday aka Another Day of Presidential Meltdown Tweets.

For Another Day of Presidential Meltdown Tweets, President Impeached has tweeted 5 times and has retweeted 2 times so far.

President Petty lashes out at MSNBC Morning Joe host, Joe Scarborough.

Scarborough responded to the tweet.

Tracking down what ticked the Petty President off, was not the easiest of tasks, but I agree with Matthew Gertz of Media Matters.

Based on the clip, which I do apologize for the lack of quality, but us beggars can’t be choosers. Anyway, based on the clip I did find on *YouTube, the segment focused in the first 6 minutes or so, on the reopen of the American economy and testing.

I say this is probably the part that ticked off President Petty, because around the 21 minute mark Scarborough on air addresses the petty tweet from President Impeached.

*The video switches from Morning Joe to CNN’s New Day @ the 44 minute mark.*

The Pettiness continues in the next two tweets, where he once again brags that his rally ratings are “through the roof,” during the time of a pandemic.

but I don’t care about that. I care about going around the Fake News to the PEOPLE!

This according to Trump Twitter Archive is the 5th tweet since March 29th, 2020, that focuses on how his presser ratings are Monday Night Football, type numbers.

President I don’t care about that has sent *682 tweets including today’s focused on what he dubbed the “Fake News.” His first Fake News tweet was issued while he was President Elect in Dec. of 2016.

But, sure, Jan, he doesn’t care about that at all…nope.

Gertz believes the tweets were follow-ups to Tuesday’s Morning Joe.

*Given there are 682 tweets relating to “fake news,” when searched at the Archive, the total could include deleted tweets.*

President I really don’t care about ratings, once again lies about his approval ratings among Republicans.

Impeached President Petty’s favorite daily tracking poll Rasmussen Reports has today’s approval rating at 44 percent while 55 disapprove.

Real Clear Politics has his job approval rating at 46 percent approve while 50 percent disapprove. Their latest average poll dates span from April 2nd to April 19th, 2020.

President I intend to try and buy votes while spending more money than any either President in the history of the world, moves away from ratings to focus on yet another industry bailout.

In Monday’s rally as oil price futures traded in the negative, President Impeached announced that the U.S. would put 75 billion barrels into the National Petroleum Reserves.

President Impeached from the White House transcript.

President Impeached: And based on the record-low price of oil that you’ve been seeing — it’s at a level that’s very interesting to a lot of people — we’re filling up our National Petroleum Reserves.  Strategic — you know, the Strategic Reserves.  And we’re looking to put as much as 75 million barrels into the reserves themselves.  That would top it out.  That would be first time in a long time it’s been topped out. 

During the Q&A:

First exchange:

Q Mr. President, to return to a topic that you opened the press conference with on oil: U.S. crude futures today went below zero, went into negative territory.
President Impeached:  It went negative.

Q Yeah.

President Impeached:  Like interest rates, they go negative.

Q Does that make you want to see Saudi Arabia and Russia and OPEC Plus do more to reduce supply?

President Impeached:  Well, it’s for short term.  Much of it has to do with short sellers, much of it has to do — if you look a month into the future, I think it’s at $25 or $28 a barrel.  So a lot of people got caught.  They got caught.  And there are a lot of people that are not too happy because they got caught. So if you take a look at it, you’ll see it’s more of a financial thing than an oil situation, but — because you take, I believe, in a month or so — in other words, go a little bit out, it’s at $25 and $28 a barrel.  So it’s largely a financial squeeze, and they did get squeezed.

Second Exchange:

President Impeached: Oh, I’ll bet you know the price of oil right now, don’t you?
Q  I do.  Do you know the price of oil?  (Laughter.)

President Impeached: I do. I actually do.
Q it’s negative 37 dollars.

President Impeached: Of course, nobody has ever heard of negative oil before, but it’s for a short term.

The video cuts out the cross talk and moves to the question.

Q  So my question — my first question is: Are you asking for that funding as —

President Impeached: [who cannot let a report ask a question without interruption] Well, at a minimum, we’ll let —

Q part of the PPP deal?

President Impeached: — people store.  So we’ll store it.  We’ll use it as storage and charge for it.  But people need storage desperately, and we have massive storage under the petroleum —

President impeached con’t: if we could buy it for nothing, we’re going to take everything we can get.  The only thing I like better than that is where they pay you to take the oil, but that’s a short-term squeeze.  You understand that.  So it’s — I don’t think you’re going to see that. But, no, we’d like to have Congress — this is a great time to buy oil.  And we’d like to have Congress approve it so that we could — instead of just storing it for the big — usually the big companies.  Because I think we have 75 million gallons right now, capacity.  That’s a lot.  It’s — we’ve been building it up over a period of time, but that’s a lot: 75 million barrels.

So we’re going to get — either ask for permission to buy it, or we’ll store it.  One way or the other, it will be full.

As many of you are probably already aware at 10:00 p.m. D.C. time, the Impeached very Petty President announced his intent to suspend immigration to the U.S. by executive order.

Multiple media outlets report that this EO should be made public sometime on Tuesday. I suspect during the campaign rally held sometime after 5:00 p.m. D.C. time.

Just as a reminder, the coronavirus was not brought to our shores by “immigrates,” and currently several countries, including Canada and Mexico have shut travel to the U.S. or anywhere down, unless it’s essential business. So like his travel bans, this EO will probably be filled with exemptions, and in fact be a red-meat base hollow “victory,” or point to take credit for. Or I suppose both things could be true. We won’t know until we see it. If we see it at all.

As an aside…while it’s unlikely that this might be asked about in today’s briefing, the dust up between Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan (R) and President Impeached probably will be, so I present our latest Press Secretary’s demand that President Impeached Cry-baby Petty Insecure Man, is addressed as President Trump…

Yeah, see, this is not how 1A works. We can in fact call him whatever we want, and the Government, which includes @PressSec, can’t do a thing about it.

Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland announced that he has secured a deal with South Korea to purchase 500,000 testing kits, in order to safely reopen part of Maryland’s economy.

It was asked about during Monday’s campaign rally.

Hogan responded via tweet.

And this morning on Morning Joe and America Newsroom.

As a reminder:

April 17th, Friday.

April 20th, Monday prior to the campaign rally where the Impeached President said he doesn’t believe that Hogan had to get testing kits from South Korea.

Should the states do it, or should they not do it, that is the question…

Johns Hopkins data as of 9:09 a.m. CA time; 788,920 people are said to have tested positive for the coronavirus. 42,458 people are said to have dead from the virus, while 73,533 people are said to be in total recovery. 4 million people are said to have been tested.

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