President Donald Trump has attacked the use of anonymous sources in news reports for months and now, he’s using those same anonymous sources to defend his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Veuer’s Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.
Happy Tuesday, OnPolitics friends. While contemplating President Trump’s return to the United States, we couldn’t help but think about a song by one Marshall Mathers aka Eminem:
Now this looks like a job for me
So everybody just follow me
‘Cause we need a little controversy
‘Cause it feels so empty without me
And with that, we present you with today’s edition of OP. Subscribe here and let’s go.
Trump is back…
President Trump made his triumphant return to America and to Twitter over the weekend. (Yes, we know he tweeted while he was abroad, but it wasn’t to the level we’ve come to expect.) Below, we offer his Sunday morning tweets with some annotations (all times are in ET):
8:02 a.m.: “Big win in Montana for Republicans!” [Cheering for the win of Republican candidate Greg Gianforte in Montana’s special election]
8:10 a.m.: “Just returned from Europe. Trip was a great success for America. Hard work but big results!” [Nine days of meeting other world leaders IS hard work]
8:33 a.m.: “It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media.” [Things were going so well.]
8:34 a.m.: “Whenever you see the words ‘sources say’ in the fake news media, and they don’t mention names….” [Wait for it…]
8:45 a.m.: “….it is very possible that those sources don’t exist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!” [There it is. Why there is a 9-minute lag time, we can only guess.]
8:45 a.m.: “Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won? V was poorly covered” [We think it’s kind of normal for some coverage to drop off once a campaign ends, but hey, that is just us. Also,…