Speed Reads


Donald Trump began one of the biggest days of his presidency with tweets about Hillary Clinton and 'fake news'

This week marks a big one for President Trump, with the Senate set to begin confirmation hearings Monday for his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, and the House eyeing Thursday to vote on the GOP health-care proposal to replace ObamaCare.

But none of that seems to be on the forefront of the president's mind, given he began the week with these tweets early Monday morning:

Granted, also Monday, the House Intelligence Committee will hold a rare public hearing on Russian involvement in the U.S. election, featuring testimonies from FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers. The intelligence community has concluded that Russia did meddle in last year's election, but to what extent and ends is unclear. But rather than redirect attention to his widely praised Supreme Court pick or replacing ObamaCare — a signature campaign promise — Trump insisted the "real story" is the leaking of classified information:

Later in the morning, the president took time to blast "Fake News CNN" for continuing its polling operation despite being a "WAY OFF disaster" during the election. He also made sure to praise Fox News for its "much higher ratings":

The Trump presidency is entering its ninth week — a week that could deliver its first major victories in Gorsuch and the American Health Care Act. But so far, Trump's last message of the morning is a simple one: Never forget he beat Hillary Clinton to win the presidency. Kimberly Alters