Here is what Donald Trump has been tweeting Tuesday

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Here's what Donald Trump has been tweeting Tuesday


WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has had a busy day — on Twitter.

Whereas the president is on trip at his golf membership in Bedminster, New Jersey, he has repeatedly tweeted on numerous matters from the protests taking place in Hong Kong to criticizing CNN anchor Chris Cuomo after the journalist was captured on video threatening a heckler.

Trump solely took a brief break from Twitter whereas he spoke on the soon-to-be-completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complicated in Monaca, Pa. However after his speech, which lasted a bit over an hour, the president went again to his favourite social media platform.

Trump has tweeted or retweeted posts over 30 instances to date on Tuesday — to his roughly 63 million followers on Twitter.

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Here’s a roundup of a few of the issues Trump has tweeted about Tuesday:

Arizona politics and Curt Schilling

Certainly one of Trump’s first tweets of the day was about Curt Schilling, a former pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and an outspoken conservative.

In an announcement to the Arizona Republic, which is a component of the USA TODAY Community, Schilling mentioned that he’s “completely contemplating” working for Congress in Arizona in opposition to one of many state’s 5 Home Democrats.

Though Schilling didn’t say through which district he would possibly run, Trump wrote on Twitter that it could be a “terrific” thought if he did.

“Curt Schilling, a terrific pitcher and patriot, is contemplating a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific!” Trump wrote.

Chris Cuomo and CNN

Trump repeatedly slammed Cuomo on Twitter on Tuesday, in addition to CNN, the community he works for.

Cuomo was videotaped throughout a heated trade with an unidentified man who known as him “Fredo.” Cuomo described the time period as a racist slur towards Italian Individuals. It is a reference to a personality within the 1972 movie “The Godfather,” Fredo Corleone, who Cuomo mentioned is “a weak brother.”

“I assumed Chris was Fredo additionally. The reality hurts. Completely misplaced it! Low scores” Trump wrote in a tweet.

The president later tweeted: “Would Chris Cuomo be given a Pink Flag for his latest rant? Filthy language and a complete lack of management. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!”

Trump has repeatedly criticized CNN all through his tenure as president and even whereas on the marketing campaign path for the 2016 election. He usually calls media retailers he dislikes “faux information.” On the president’s rallies, chants of “CNN sucks” have damaged out and CNN journalists at Trump rallies have been heckled.

Trump later retweeted a publish from his son, Donald Trump Jr., who wrote that YouTube had taken down the video of Cuomo yelling on the unidentified man. The video is at the moment nonetheless energetic on YouTube; it is unclear if it was maybe taken down quickly.

“Put it again up. We live with a Rigged & Faux Media!” Trump tweeted. 

He went on to repost a number of tweets from Trump allies, akin to Diamond and Silk, criticizing Cuomo. His re-election marketing campaign additionally criticized Cuomo, which Trump retweeted.

All through the day, Trump continued to knock Cuomo and CNN. He additionally retweeted a number of posts criticizing the New York Instances.

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“It at all times occurs! When a Conservative does even a fraction of what Chris Cuomo did together with his lunatic ranting, raving, & cursing, they get destroyed by the Faux Information,” he wrote in a tweet. “However when a Liberal Democrat like Chris Cuomo does it, Republicans instantly come to his protection. We by no means be taught!”

Almost 20 minutes later, Trump replied to a tweet claiming with out proof {that a} majority of the viewers of Cuomo’s CNN present are “unwilling passengers on the airports.”

“True! With out being caught at an airport, the place CNN buys (at an enormous value) an uninterested viewers, they’ve obtained nothing going,” Trump wrote. “@CNN is BAD for America!”

Hong Kong protests

After being requested by reporters about clashes between riot police and pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong’s airport, Trump informed reporters that it was “tough” scenario and that he hoped it could resolve itself.

However after talking to reporters, Trump took to Twitter to query why he was being blamed for the conflict.

“Many are blaming me, and the US, for the issues happening in Hong Kong,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “I can’t think about why?”

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Democratic lawmakers have criticized Trump for being gradual to talk out in opposition to the clashes, and Republican lawmakers have taken a extra aggressive place on the scenario, saying China should not be cracking down on protesters. 

A number of minutes after Trump’s tweet about being blamed, he adopted up with: “Our Intelligence has knowledgeable us that the Chinese language Authorities is shifting troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everybody ought to be calm and secure!”

2020 Democratic candidates

Trump additionally slammed a number of of the Democratic presidential candidates in a collection of retweets.

Trump retweeted a publish from Republican Nationwide Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who criticized Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., for her stance on offering well being care protection.

“Kamala Harris isn’t fooling anybody on well being care,” McDaniel tweeted. “Right here’s considered one of Iowa’s seniors calling her out for her socialist plan.”

The president additionally tweeted a publish from his son, Trump Jr., making enjoyable of New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio’s crowd measurement.

Trump Jr. tweeted three laughing emojis, together with “Invoice de Blasio attracts 15-person crowd in Iowa” and linking to an article that shared that headline. President Trump has repeatedly bragged about his crowd measurement all through the 2016 election and his presidency.

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Trump additionally reposted one other tweet from McDaniel, this time focusing on Julián Castro, the previous Obama Housing and City Growth secretary. The tweet criticized Castro for not denouncing a tweet his twin brother wrote condemning Texas donors to Trump’s re-election marketing campaign.

“2020 Democrat Julian Castro says he’s ‘very proud’ of his brother’s goal checklist of @realDonaldTrump supporters,” McDaniel wrote. “Castro has no enterprise being president and – for those who take a look at the polls – almost each American agrees.”

Contributing: David Jackson and John Fritze

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