It was another busy week for the president’s thumbs.
Monday he announced, “Will be in Manchester, New Hampshire, tonight for a big Rally” in order “to shake up the Dems a bit – they have a really boring deal going on.” The president went on to suggest that Iowa Democratic votes “were fried.”
“@SexCounseling” was quoted by the president in a retweet saying, “the people…see how badly he [the president] is being treated.”
The president also retweeted a post by “@TomFitton” stating that he is, “INNOCENT And Should Demand Justice for Coup Attack…” starting a week where justice was a central theme to this twitter account.
The primary focus of the week’s presidential twitter feed was the fate of his long-time friend and political advisor, Roger Stone. At 1:35 am onTuesday, he retweeted a post from “@ChuckRossDC,” “A * 9 year * prison recommendation for non-violent crimes committed by a 67-year old man.” Two other tweets referring to Sone’s conviction followed at 1:37 am and 1:48 am.
At 8:40 pm came, “All starting to unravel with the ridiculous 9 year [Stone] sentence recommendation!” This was followed at 8:47 pm by a retweet from @JakeBGibson announcing “The DOJ is changing its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone…” and further followed with “Is this the judge that put Paul Manafort in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, something that even mobster Al Capone had to endure? How did she treat Crooked Hillary Clinton? Just asking!” from the president.
At 8:59 pm he went on to tweet, “…a swamp creature with “pull” was just sentenced to two months in jail for a similar thing that they want Stone to serve 9 years for. A phony Mueller Witch Hunt disgrace!” And at 9:09 pm, the president wanted to know what, “…happened to Hillary campaign manager Podesta’s BROTHER?”
After a mention of “Pocahontas” and “Impeachment King Steyer,” the president returned to Stone at 9:45 pm asking, “Who are the four prosecutors (Mueller People?) who cut and ran after being exposed for recommending a ridiculous 9 year prison sentence to a man that got caught up in an investigation that was illegal, the Mueller Scam, and shouldn’t ever even have started? 13 Angry Democrats?”
On Wednesday at 6:53 am, the president continued with the Stone story, tweeting, “Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!” And at 7:06 am, “Two months in jail for a Swamp Creature, yet 9 years recommended for Roger Stone (who has not even worked for the Trump Campaign). Gee, that sounds very fair! Rogue prosecutors maybe? The Swamp!”
The president then moved onto the Senate’s vote on the Iran War Powers Act, medical billing, and backing 8 Republican congressional candidates.
On Thursday at 7:57 am, the president returned to the Stone case claiming, “Now it looks like the fore person in the jury, in the Roger Stone case, had significant bias. Add that to everything else, and this is not looking good for the “Justice” Department.”
He followed with attacks against Michael Bloomberg, first at 8:13 am with, “Mini Mike Bloomberg is a LOSER who has money but can’t debate and has zero presence…he reminds me of a tiny version of Jeb “Low Energy” Bush…” And at 8:23 am, “Mini Mike is a 5’4″ mass of dead energy…”
Returning to the Stone case on Valentines Day at 8:33 am, the president tweeted: “‘The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.’ A.G. Barr This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so. I do, but I have so far chosen not to.” He followed this with attacks against Senator Joe Manchin at 10:25 am.
A two-tweet statement of commemoration for the second anniversary of the Parkland shooting was posted and deleted at 4:47 pm, then reposted at at 5:30 pm. Between, Trump gave support to Republican candidates and to the Daytona 500.
On Saturday morning, the president refers to and quotes an article in The New York Times by Peter Baker saying, “Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee the lesson Senate Impeachment Trial of President Trump. ‘When you strike at the King, Emerson famously said, ‘you must kill him.’ Mr. Trump’s foes struck at him but did not take him down. A triumphant Trump emerges from the biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration, and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to the campaign trail.”
After some complaining abut Andrew McCabe (which we at Democratic Group believe will continue this week given the DOJ’s decision to drop any case against McCabe), the president capped the weekend with a video montage of his appearance at the Daytona 500.