WASHINGTON – It’s a he said-he mentioned factor.
Donald Trump as soon as promised to be “very restrained” on Twitter – “if I take advantage of it in any respect.” He thought marketing campaign international coverage adviser George Papadopoulos was an “wonderful man” – till Papadopoulos pleaded responsible to mendacity to the FBI. The president backed Republican Roy Moore within the particular election for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama. However after a Democrat gained the seat, Trump mentioned he knew the embattled GOP candidate couldn’t win.
Ten situations wherein Trump squared off towards himself:
“I’m going to do very restrained, if I take advantage of it in any respect, I’m going to do very restrained.” – President-elect Trump to “60 Minutes” in November 2016 about his use of Twitter as president.
One yr into Trump’s presidency, hardly a day passes with out Trump utilizing Twitter towards perceived adversaries, together with Republican and Democratic lawmakers; FBI officers he thinks are out to undermine his presidency; and journalists he says publish “pretend information” about him. One in all Trump’s most up-to-date Twitter targets: “Sloppy Steve” Bannon.
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“I like Mr. Bannon. He’s a pal of mine. However Mr. Bannon got here on very late. You understand that. I went by means of 17 senators, governors, and I gained all of the primaries. Mr. Bannon got here on very a lot later than that. And I like him, he’s a superb man. He’s not a racist, I can let you know that. He’s a superb particular person. He really will get very unfair press in that regard. However we’ll see what occurs with Mr. Bannon. However he’s a superb particular person, and I believe the press treats him, frankly, very unfairly.” – Aug. 15, 2017, Trump Tower information convention three days earlier than Bannon was pressured out as White Home chief strategist.
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not solely misplaced his job, he misplaced his thoughts.” – Jan. three, 2018, written assertion after derogatory feedback about Trump’s daughter Ivanka and eldest son, Don Jr., have been attributed to Bannon by the writer of an explosive behind-the-scenes ebook about Trump’s first yr.
“Spoke to Roy Moore of Alabama final evening for the primary time. Appears like a very nice man who ran a unbelievable race. He’ll assist to #MAGA!” – Sept. 27, 2017, tweet, referencing his “Make America Nice Once more” marketing campaign slogan, after Moore gained the Republican runoff for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama.
“The explanation I initially endorsed Luther Unusual (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I mentioned Roy Moore won’t be able to win the Common Election. I used to be proper! Roy labored laborious however the deck was stacked towards him!” – Dec. 13, 2017, tweet after Moore misplaced to Democrat Doug Jones.
“Wonderful man.” – Trump mentioned of his marketing campaign international coverage adviser throughout a March 2016 assembly with The Washington Put up editorial board.
“Few folks knew the younger, low degree volunteer named George, who has already confirmed to be a liar.” – Oct. 31, 2017, tweet after Papadopoulos pleaded responsible to mendacity to the FBI.
Trump complained through the marketing campaign about NATO being an “out of date” Chilly Conflict-era holdover that had but to reorient itself towards the modern-day combat towards terrorism. As president, he shared a special opinion following a White Home assembly with NATO Secretary-Common Jens Stoltenberg.
“The secretary-general and I had a productive dialogue about what extra NATO can do within the combat towards terrorism. I complained about that a very long time in the past they usually made a change, and now they do combat terrorism. I mentioned it was out of date; it’s not out of date.” – April 12, 2017, White Home information convention with Stoltenberg.
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“I informed Rex Tillerson, our great Secretary of State, that he’s losing his time making an attempt to barter with Little Rocket Man … Save your vitality Rex, we’ll do what needs to be carried out!” – Oct. 2, 2017, tweet.
“We now have definitely issues with North Korea, however lots of good talks are occurring proper now, lots of good vitality. I see lots of good vitality. I prefer it very a lot what I’m seeing.” – Jan. 10, 2018, White Home information convention.
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“I’ll direct my secretary of the Treasury to label China a forex manipulator. They’re. They realize it. I’ve a terrific relationship with China. I’ve made some huge cash with China, however you understand what, they know. They informed me. That’s how they do it. It’s the only best instrument they’ve, forex manipulation, they usually’re grand masters. They do a terrific job. I congratulate them. I’m not indignant at China. I’m indignant at our nation for permitting them to do it.” – Oct. 24, 2016, marketing campaign speech in St. Augustine, Florida.
“Why would I name China a forex manipulator when they’re working with us on the North Korean drawback? We are going to see what occurs!” – April 16, 2017, tweet.
“Horrible! Simply came upon that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower simply earlier than the victory. Nothing discovered. That is McCarthyism!” – March four, 2017, tweet.
“I’d wager a superb lawyer might make a terrific case out of the truth that President Obama was tapping my telephones in October, simply previous to Election!” – March four tweet.
“How low has President Obama gone to tapp my telephones through the very sacred election course of. That is Nixon/Watergate. Unhealthy (or sick) man!” – March four
Trump mentioned weeks later that he meant surveillance, not literal wiretapping, when he made the explosive cost about President Barack Obama.
“Once I mentioned wiretapping, it was in quotes. It’s only a good description. However wiretapping was in quotes. What I’m speaking about is surveillance.” – March 22, 2017, interview with Time journal.
FIRING JAMES COMEY:
Trump informed FBI Director James Comey in a letter that he had acquired letters from Lawyer Common Jeff Classes and Deputy Lawyer Common Rod Rosenstein “recommending your dismissal as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I’ve accepted their advice and you’re hereby terminated and faraway from workplace, efficient instantly.” – Could 9, 2017, letter.
Trump tells NBC Information two days later that he had been planning to fireside Comey for months. “He made a advice however no matter advice I used to be going to fireside Comey.”
“I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to play golf.” – Aug. eight, 2016, marketing campaign speech in Ashburn, Virginia.
Since taking workplace, Trump has spent all or a part of most weekends, and a few weekdays, at his non-public golf golf equipment in northern Virginia, Florida and New Jersey. The White Home has a blended file on confirming when Trump really performs golf, acknowledging outings with lawmakers and former professional golfers, for instance, however refusing to take action at different instances – even after pictures posted to social media present he was enjoying golf.