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Trump's erratic tweeting about Russia perfectly mirrored this morning's episode of Fox & Friends

President Trump started his Wednesday morning, as he so often does, on Twitter. But it appears that he was multitasking.

The president tweeted out some conflicting views on Russia — sent just 30 minutes apart — that just so happened to align with a couple of segments on one of his most regularly-watched shows, Fox & Friends.

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria," the president tweeted. "Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart!"" Just half an hour before Trump challenged Russia to an missile fight, Fox & Friends discussed Russia's pledge to shoot down any U.S. missiles in Syria.

Later in the morning talk show, host Brian Kilmeade described the effects of U.S. sanctions against Russian oligarchs and hackers who were involved in Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential election. The show described the struggles of the Russian economy, mentioning market drops and the decreasing value of the ruble. Half an hour later, Trump shared his thoughts, seemingly a quick change of heart from his previous tough tone: "Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it ever has been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy," he tweeted. Fox & Friends doesn't end until 10 a.m., so stay sharp, everyone.