Trumpster Doubles Down on Russia Position in Weekend Tweet Blitz
The Trumpinator is not backing down
President-elect Donald Trump had a tweet-filled weekend - to the certain consternation of his opponents.
In the midst of the continuing mainstream media barrage against Trump and Russia, Mr. Trump reiterated his stance on improving relations with Moscow, saying anyone who wanted conflict with the nuclear power would have to be stupid or a fool:
Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only "stupid" people, or fools, would think that it is bad! We.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)January 7, 2017
have enough problems around the world without yet another one. When I am President, Russia will respect us far more than they do now and....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)January 7, 2017
both countries will, perhaps, work together to solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)January 7, 2017
A controversy also erupted over an intelligence briefing given to the president-elect on Friday, presenting supposed evidence of Russian hacking attacks on the United States. Trump issued a written statement following the meeting which declined to specifically blame Russia for the DNC leaks.
Then in two tweets he slammed the intel agencies for leaking the report to NBC while he claimed showing the intel to him had been delayed from Tuesday to Friday:
Before I, or anyone, saw the classified and/or highly confidential hacking intelligence report, it was leaked out to @NBCNews. So serious!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)January 8, 2017
I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)January 6, 2017
Trump continued the tweet blitz into Monday morning, among other things, denouncing the mainstream media as "fake":
Dishonest media says Mexico won't be paying for the wall if they pay a little later so the wall can be built more quickly. Media is fake!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)January 9, 2017