President Donald Trump turned to Twitter Wednesday morning to argue his case for firing FBI Director James Comey, saying he ‘lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington” and “When things calm down, they will be thanking me!”
Trump’s tweets are part of a barrage of White House attempts to shape the narrative in the aftermath of the firing of the controversial law enforcement official.
Presidential press secretary Sean Spicer huddled with reporters outside the White House Tuesday night, and Kellyanne Conway sparred with Anderson Cooper on CNN.|
“You want this to be about Russia, when this about restoring confidence in the FBI,” the counselor to the president told Cooper.
Trump’s twitter defense actually began Tuesday night as well, when he tweeted: “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant.”
Later Wednesday morning, Trump moved on from Schumer to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., reviving a controversy that erupted over Blumenthal’s claim that he had served in Vietnam, when he had not. Blumenthal, like Trump, received five deferments, avoiding military service.
Trump tweeted that Blumenthal “should be the one who is investigated for his acts.”