Donald Trump is a creature of habit—he starts off most Saturdays and Sundays with a hearty tweet storm. Today may be Mother's Day, but that hasn't shaken the president from his routine. As CNN's Manu Raju pointed out via Twitter, in a single hour Sunday morning, Trump fired off 52 tweets, retweets and quote tweets. He managed one "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY" an hour in, but aside from that hasn't had anything to say about the moms in his life. Instead, it's been Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation, with a side of dodging blame for the catastrophically mishandled coronavirus pandemic.
A sampling: The president retweeted a comment from an account called "Tha_Raptor," which has 128 followers and whose bio reads, "I like whataburger spicy ketchup." According to Tha Raptor, "Unless people are indited [sic] and put in prison the corruption will continue. People will continue to run with fake news and conspiracies until they are shown individuals being handcuffed and prosecuted. Its [sic] also time to fire people from the FBI, CIA, DOJ, DNI." A very normal sentiment from a very credible social media account for the President of the United States to amplify to the world.
He shared some outright racism from a profile photo-free account that countered a tweet about the president's early dismissal of Covid-19 warnings with, "Nancy Pelosi was telling people to go to China town and get infected." And the president also retweeted a right-wing account that impersonates John Huber, U.S. Attorney for Utah, no fewer than 20 times.
Trump did pretty much the exact same thing for Mother's Day 2019, and was tweeting about the "Russian hoax" back then, too. The particulars have evolved a bit—these days, he's crowing about the Bill Barr's Justice Department dropping charges against his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, and about a newly un-redacted memo concerning the scope of the long ago-concluded Mueller investigation. Last year, it was "Spygate" and "collusion delusion." Can't wait to find out what Russia-themed tweet storm Trump cooks up for Mother's Day 2021.
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