Trump Spent Saturday Morning Furiously Tweeting About His Accomplishments

In an hour, he shared dozens of notes relaying praise, conspiracies, and false claims.

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Donald Trump started Saturday morning with a blizzard of tweets, a practice that has recently become something of a weekend routine for the president, by retweeting praise and affirmation from dozens of conservative commentators, Republican lawmakers, right-leaning news websites, his family members, and even himself.

The dozens of messages touched on Trump’s favorite topics, including Hillary Clinton’s emails, security at the Southern border, the Mueller report, and jobs numbers. After a week of stock market chaos and losses attributed to Trump’s reignited trade war with China, the president also retweeted a number of notes backing his latest decision to impose tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese exports in retaliation for what he has long considered to be unfair trade practices. 

Trump retweeted notes from Tom Fitton, the president of the conservative Judicial Watch non-profit, including several posts pushing conspiracy theories about the FBI’s investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 elections and Hillary Clinton’s emails:

The president also promoted tweets from Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) describing a “crisis” at the Southern border, a word Trump often uses to justify building his proposed border wall. 

The president also shared a tweet from Tillis falsely claiming that the Mueller report cleared Donald Trump Jr., when it in fact presented information that his testimony on Capitol Hill was incomplete or inaccurate. This week the president’s son was subpoenaed to testify again before Senate Intelligence Committee, to the chagrin of some Republicans and the president. 

Many tweets shared by the President suggested that his son’s subpoena, which was issued by a GOP-controlled panel, was an injustice.

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Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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