Trump Throws Twitter Tantrum After Hammer Falls On Ex-Aides

on August 21, 2018 in Charleston, West Virginia.
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The morning after what aides are calling the darkest day of his presidency, President Donald Trump, predictably, let loose on Twitter, siding with his Paul Manafort over his former lawyer and effectively trolling Michael Cohen.

Trump started the Twitter tirade with a sardonic tweet about Cohen, warning those looking for a “good lawyer” to avoid his former attorney, who pleaded guilty to eight counts Tuesday associated with his financial dealings, including the hush payments he made to women alleging affairs with Trump.

While maintaining throughout the investigation and trial that Manafort only worked for his campaign for a short period of time, Trump’s sympathy for Manafort resurfaced last week when the President told reporters that his former campaign manager is “actually” a good person. That sentiment carried over to Wednesday’s tweet-storm, when Trump praised Manafort for refusing to “break” and “make up stories to get a ‘deal.'”

A jury found Manafort guilty on five counts of filing false tax returns, one count of failure to disclose a foreign bank account and two counts of bank fraud. The jury found itself at a stalemate Tuesday on the remaining 10 charges.

Trump then moved on to baselessly claim that two of the campaign finance charges that Cohen pled guilty to were “not a crime.”

It appears as though aides attempts to keep Trump distracted — to avoid self-harm — with absentminded activities like golf and campaign rallies have crashed and burned.

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