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April 22, 2018

President Trump made a pair of posts on U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiations on Twitter Sunday, apparently in response to his morning's viewing of cable news:

While North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did announce Saturday he would cease nuclear and missile testing and shutter a testing site, he has not agreed to denuclearize as Trump claimed.

Many experts consider denuclearization an unrealistic aim, as Pyongyang considers a nuclear arsenal its best insurance against forcible regime change. North Korean state media reports have pointed to the U.S.-orchestrated ousters of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi as evidence that "powerful nuclear deterrence serves as the strongest treasure sword for frustrating outsider's aggression." Bonnie Kristian

April 21, 2018

In rapid-fire tweets Saturday morning, President Trump accused New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman — who co-wrote a Friday story on Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney — of faking the report in an effort to coerce Cohen into talking to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe:

Trump posted his tweet series twice, the second iteration replacing a first attempt in which Trump misspelled "Haberman" as "Habberman."

The Times story in question suggests Cohen's loyalty to Trump may be fading after years of Trump treating him "poorly, with gratuitous insults, dismissive statements and, at least twice, threats of being fired." "Donald goes out of his way to treat [Cohen] like garbage," said Trump adviser Roger Stone. Bonnie Kristian

April 15, 2018

Angry over new revelations from the former FBI director and his forthcoming book, President Trump again attacked James Comey in a series of tweets Sunday morning:

Trump did pause — to borrow his phrase — his "Twitter stomp" to address two other topics. He critiqued the media for connecting his "Mission Accomplished" tweet about Syria to former President George W. Bush's use of the phrase about Iraq. He declared it "such a great Military term" which we should "Use often!"

The president also took a break from Comey bashing to comment on the criminal investigation of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. "Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past," he wrote. "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!" Bonnie Kristian

April 14, 2018

President Trump celebrated on Twitter Saturday morning following Friday night's U.S.-led strikes on Syrian regime targets, his words echoing former President George W. Bush's now infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech about Iraq:

Many of the president's prominent supporters do not share his enthusiasm. Fox News' Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham questioned the wisdom of the attack Friday night, with Carlson contrasting the decision with Trump's campaign rhetoric and Ingraham making a comparison to the war in Iraq. Infowars host Alex Jones, in tears, said Trump backers have "made so many sacrifices and now he's crapping all over us." Bonnie Kristian

April 8, 2018

President Trump responded on Twitter Sunday to news of a deadly chemical attack in Syria. He began with a message similar to the State Department's condemnation of Moscow's support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime:

But next, Trump used the attack as an occasion to critique former President Obama, arguing that this tragedy would not have happened if Obama had pursued regime change in Syria:

In 2013, Trump urged Obama not to attack Syria. As president-elect, he promised to oppose regime change: "We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn't be involved with." And just over a week ago, he sought to end U.S. military intervention in Syria, arguing that the American mission in Syria is nearly complete thanks to the falling fortunes of the Islamic State. Bonnie Kristian

April 8, 2018

President Trump again expressed his displeasure with the FBI, the Department of Justice, and The Washington Post on Twitter Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The president accused the FBI and DOJ, both agencies in his own branch of government, of attempting to conceal a corrupt probe of Hillary Clinton's private email server from the House Judiciary Committee:

Turning his attention to The Washington Post, Trump specifically slammed a Saturday evening Post report that Chief of Staff John Kelly has "faded as White House disciplinarian":

Trump is reportedly obsessed with making life miserable for Post and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, as he does not like the paper's coverage of his administration. Bonnie Kristian

March 31, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) granted 56 pardons and 14 commutations on Friday, and five of the pardons applied to immigrants who already face or may face deportation. Saturday morning, President Trump expressed his displeasure with the decision on Twitter:

The pardons in this case did not result in early release from prison or probation sentences. "Those granted pardons all completed their sentences years ago and the majority were convicted of drug-related or other nonviolent crimes," said a Friday statement from Brown's office. Rather, the pardons can make deportation less likely. "By forgiving their criminal records," The Sacramento Bee explains, "Brown eliminates the grounds on which they could be targeted for removal from the country." Bonnie Kristian

March 31, 2018

President Trump reiterated his displeasure with internet retail giant Amazon in a pair of tweets early Saturday:

The president's first post references a recent New York Times report and a 2017 Citigroup calculation based on analysis from UPS, a Post Office competitor. His second post mentions The Washington Post because it is owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos.

As the Times reported Thursday, Amazon does get bulk discounts from the Post Office, but Joseph Corbett, the service's chief financial officer, has said USPS does not lose money delivering for Amazon. "By law our competitive package products, including those that we deliver for Amazon, must cover their costs," Corbett wrote at The Wall Street Journal last year. "Our regulator, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), looks carefully at this question every year and has determined that they do." Bonnie Kristian

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