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.
I have known Al for 25 years. Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He “loved Trump!” He would ask me for favors often. Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops! https://t.co/ZwPZa0FWfN
Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events. He would say, “it’s a personal favor to me.” Seldom, but sometimes, I would go. It was fine. He came to my office in T.T. during the presidential campaign to apologize for the way he was talking about me. Just a conman at work!
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
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
Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of “legal” at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt...
....Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report. Will Andrew Weissman’s horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies, only to be........
.....overturned, 9-0, in the United States Supreme Court. Doing same thing to people now. Will all of the substantial & many contributions made by the 17 Angry Democrats to the Campaign of Crooked Hillary be listed in top of Report. Will the people that worked for the Clinton....
....Foundation be listed at the top of the Report? Will the scathing document written about Lyin’ James Comey, by the man in charge of the case, Rod Rosenstein (who also signed the FISA Warrant), be a big part of the Report? Isn’t Rod therefore totally conflicted? Will all of....
...the lying and leaking by the people doing the Report, & also Bruce Ohr (and his lovely wife Molly), Comey, Brennan, Clapper, & all of the many fired people of the FBI, be listed in the Report? Will the corruption within the DNC & Clinton Campaign be exposed?..And so much more!
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."
“Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time.” You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get.....
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