2018 December 18 ☆ Tuesday

Trump Tweets

By Nancy Langley 
Policy Choices
Originally published December 18, 2018 | 1:40 PM EST

Morning Tweets  | Afternoon Tweets | Evening Tweets

MOST RECENT UPDATE: DECEMBER 18, 2018 |10:15 PM EST
Updated as new tweets are posted and for clerical edits.



Morning Tweets

1st Tweet

A “What About-ism?”

~ Who is outraged?
~ What is a “Witch Hunt”?
~ Would investigations that have resulted in 33 indictments against individuals and groups for criminal activities be “witch hunts”?
~ How many times has the president argued that missing texts and/or email messages would absolve him and those around him of any crimes?
~ Who protests investigations of criminals?

The president frequently uses “What About-isms” as a means to deflect unwanted attention of his own actions.


2nd Tweet

General Michael Flynn

In an update about the sentencing trial of Flynn, the Associated Press provided the following information:

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12:05 p.m.

A federal judge is telling former national security adviser Michael Flynn that “arguably you sold your country out.”

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan says he “can’t hide my disgust, my disdain” for this criminal offense.

He says Flynn committed a “very serious offense” by lying to the FBI on the premises of the White House.

The judge is asking Flynn if he wants to postpone his sentencing so that he can get full credit for his cooperation.

He says he’ll take into account Flynn’s service to the country and his cooperation, but will also factor in aggravating factors in deciding his sentence.

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3rd Tweet

Message to “people over at the Fed”

~ Does tweeting an opinion represent an occupational duty of the President of the United States?
~ What things might a president do to improve a nation’s economy?
~ In truly free markets of capitalists, should the government ever be involved in actions that would influence a nation’s economy?
~ Does the United States have a genuine model of pure capitalism (e.g. an economic system that has no governmental involvement at all?)


4th Tweet

The Lost Twitter Followers

After widely published reports about how social media is being used by Russia to encourage divisive tribalism in the United States, and the many steps described as being taken by social media experts to stop the assault, the president is unhappy that he has lost so many “fake” followers on Twitter.


5th Tweet

Immigration

6th, 7th & 8th Tweets

The Steele Dossier

Trump appears to be fine-tuning his public defense arguments. The problem he faces, however, is that court cases are not usually decided in courts of public opinion. They are decided in courts of law on the basis of evidence.

Yet, as attorneys are aware, in jury trials it is important that jurors not be biased prior to the presentation of evidence. Media saturation may overly contaminate public opinion.

Trump prefers to steer his own media coverage – as would we all. However, doing so does not equal a truthful representation of facts.


9th Tweet

PR | Re-Tweet

10th Tweet

PR | Re-Tweet


Afternoon Tweets

No tweets this afternoon.



Evening Tweets

1st Tweet

PR | Commission on School Safety

2nd Tweet

PR | Martha McSally

3rd & 4th Tweets

The Wall

5th & 6th Tweets

Criminal Justice Reform Bill

MOST RECENT UPDATE: DECEMBER 18, 2018 | 10:15 PM EST
Updated as new tweets are posted and for clerical edits.