The story behind Trumps doctored anti-CNN tweet
Many also noted that the presidential retweet came as the White House prepared for a solemn diplomatic occasion, Trumps first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The president has
derided the UN as just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.
Adam Schiff, the senior Democrat on the House intelligence committee, told ABCs This Week: It is distressing to have a president that, frankly, will tweet and re-tweet things as juvenile as that. It doesnt help, I think, in terms of his stature. It doesnt help in terms of the stature of our whole country.
The retweet was part of a series of morning messages which also referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with whom the US is locked in an increasingly alarming nuclear standoff, as
Trump also retweeted his own controversial messages sent in the aftermath of an explosion on a London tube train on Friday. In an interview broadcast on Sunday, British prime minister Theresa May repeated her criticism of the tweets when she told ABC: I dont think its helpful for anyone to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation. The home secretary, Amber Rudd,
told the BBC the tweets were pure speculation, not based on intelligence.
her book on 2016, in which she calls Trump a creep, on Tuesday. Trump has since tweeted about his rival with evident delight.
On Wednesday, Trump
tweeted: Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!
Referring to a description of his supporters used by Clinton during the campaign, he added: The deplorables came back to haunt Hillary. They expressed their feelings loud and clear. She spent big money but, in the end, had no game!
shot back: If you didnt like that book, try this one some good lessons in here about working together to solve problems.
The former first lady, senator and secretary of state attached a photo of It Takes a Village, a picture book for children she published in 1996. Happy to send a copy, she wrote.
While accepting ultimate responsibility for all her campaigns missteps in What Happened, Clinton discusses among other factors FBI director James Comey and his conduct of the investigation into her use of a private email server; Russian meddling in the election and the Obama administrations reluctance to react forcefully; and the influence of Bernie Sanders primary challenge from the left.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders accused Clinton of pushing false narratives and said it was sad that after
Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in history, and lost, and the last chapter of her public life is going to be now defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks.
interview with NPR, Clinton said she will continue to speak out.
Im going to keep talking and trying to raise the questions that I hope Americans will take seriously, and that I hope the press will take seriously, because weve got a lot of choppy water ahead of us, she said.