Trump Swerves From Mueller To The Border In Rambling Morning Of Tweets

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President Donald Trump was at it again Wednesday morning.

In a series of tweets, the commander-in-chief complained yet again about press coverage of his administration, scrutiny from congressional Democrats, and migrants and asylum seekers attempting to enter the United States.

Trump first revived his accusation against “United Kingdom Intelligence” for “helping Obama Administration Spy” on his campaign. The British GCHQ rebutted the claim, aggressively, without naming Trump.

“As we have previously stated, the allegations that GCHQ was asked to conduct ‘wire tapping’ against the then-president elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored,” a GCHQ spokesperson told Newsweek and other outlets.

Next, Trump argued that there should be a citizenship question on the Census because “The American people deserve to know who is in this Country.” That undermines the government’s own argument, that the question is necessary for proper data for the Voting Rights Act.

Then, Trump shot out a couple tweets about migrants and asylum-seekers. He again threatened to shut down part of the border and said he could send “ARMED SOLDIERS” to the border.

Newsweek first revealed over the weekend that Mexican soldiers briefly detained two American soldiers after the Mexicans confused the exact location of the border. They were in fact on United States soil, and the incident was over after a few minutes. A U.S. military spokesperson told Newsweek: “After a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military members departed the area. The U.S. soldiers immediately contacted CBP, who responded quickly. Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols.”

The Americans were in an unmarked CBP vehicle. Trump’s tweet ignores that there are already armed soldiers at the border. He sent them.

Trump then claimed the redacted Mueller report “didn’t lay a glove on me.” Democrats, he said, now “look to Congress as last hope!”

Then, more about the border.

Then, more about Mueller. Shortly after claiming there has “NEVER been a President who has been more transparent,” Trump detailed a call he had with The Washington Post’s Robert Costa, in which he said he didn’t want White House officials testifying before Congress.

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