WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is asking for an “apology” from “fake news” for “incorrect stories” in Tuesday morning Twitter posts, in the wake of his friend, Chris Ruddy, saying Trump is “considering” firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
What Trump’s Tuesday morning Twitter posts overshadow: The trip he is making today to Milwaukee where he headlines a fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, meets with Obamacare “victims” and tours Waukesha County Technical College to talk about workforce development.
Trump is also going after former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, accused last week by James Comey, the former FBI director fired by Trump, of trying to get him to play down the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails at his June 8 Senate Intelligence panel hearing.
And Trump is playing again to his base, accusing the “liberals” of having an anti-U.S. agenda.
On Monday, Trump friend Christopher Ruddy,the CEO of the conservative Newsmax Media, told PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, “I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. I think he’s weighing that option,” Ruddy said in reply to a Woodruff question about Trump letting Mueller pursue the Russia probe. “I think it’s pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently.
Ruddy concluded, “I personally think it would be a very significant mistake.”
Ruddy’s comments and Trump’s Twitter blasts come before Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he is likely to be quizzed about Comey’s firing and his contacts with Russian officials.
“Fake News is at an all time high. Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories???”
“A.G. Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes…gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection. Totally illegal!”
“The Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty. Purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad!”