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July 29, 2019

President Trump on Monday morning not only continued to go after Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for a third day but also fired into a new attack on Al Sharpton.

After a series of weekend tweets referring to Cummings as a "racist" and calling his majority-black Baltimore-area district a "rodent-infested mess" where "no human being would want to live," Trump on Monday again went after Cummings and now also tore into Sharpton, who was heading to Baltimore. In a series of tweets, Trump claimed that Sharpton is a "con man" and "a troublemaker" who "hates whites & cops." He also claimed that Sharpton privately apologized "for the way he was talking about me" during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Sharpton responded to Trump's tweets in a Morning Joe segment on Monday, per Mediaite, saying that Trump is "peddling racism" and on Twitter calling him a bigot. Sharpton on Morning Joe also added a personal anecdote of his own on Morning Joe, saying that Trump asked to meet with him three weeks after the 2016 election.

"Why would you want, as president-elect of the United States, to meet with a trouble maker and a con man?" Sharpton asked. Brendan Morrow

December 7, 2018

President Trump on Twitter lashed out against Special Counsel Robert Muller Friday. The tweets came hours before the expected filing of two key documents in the Russia investigation: a sentencing memo for former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, and a report detailing former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's alleged "crimes and lies."

Trump in his tweets accused Mueller of having conflicts of interest, including that he previously worked with former FBI Director James Comey. Trump also went after Andrew Weissmann, a member of Mueller's team, claiming he has a "horrible and vicious prosecutorial past." Finally, Trump attacked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, calling him "totally conflicted" because he signed off on the renewal of a FISA warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Read the tweets below. Brendan Morrow

December 3, 2018

President Trump continued to lash out against Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, suggesting that no one should cooperate with him and that those who "make up lies" deserve to go to prison.

Trump demanded jail time for his former attorney, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and to lying to Congress in relation to his work with Trump. Trump insisted that Cohen, who has reportedly spoken with Mueller's team for over 70 hours, "makes up stories," adding that he "lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence."

Not long after, Trump offered a very different assessment of political consultant Roger Stone, who said Sunday he will never testify against Trump because he would have to "make things up" to do so. Stone, Trump wrote, is "essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories" about him. The president added that Stone has "guts!" CNN's Manu Raju observed that Trump is offering a "big signal here" that he could pardon Stone and is "encouraging him not to cooperate." Meanwhile, George Conway, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband, suggested this tweet is example of witness tampering.

Trump's tweetstorm continued as he wrote that Mueller is "a much different man than people think" and does not "want the truth," only "lies." Brendan Morrow

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