In Tweestorm, Trump Takes Credit For Qatar Crisis, Slams "FAKE MSM" For Trying To Stop His Tweeting

While starting a little later than usual, Trump unloaded his now traditional morning tweetstorm, where in a three tweet salvo the president first lashed out at the "FAKE MSM" accusing it of trying to stop him from tweeting and saying reporters “hate” his use of Twitter while criticizing election analysts that predicted he would lose. In a separate tweet he took credit for Monday night's diplomatic crisis in which a Saudi-led alliance cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of being the region's only source of terrorist funding.

In the first two related tweets, Trump said "The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out,” followed by "Sorry folks, but if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH," he added shortly after.

Addressing the topic of Trump's use of social media, on Monday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that no one in the White House vets Trump’s tweets, following recent reports from the WSJ that as part of Trump's "war room" White House lawyers would seek to curb Trump's twitter usage.

"I think social media for the President is extremely important. It gives him the ability to speak directly to the people without the bias of the media filtering those types of communications," Sanders said.

In the aftermath of the latest London terrorist attack, Trump sent out a series of incendiary tweets Sunday and Monday criticizing the mayor of London after a terror attack in the city, and touting his "travel ban" on individuals from six majority-Muslim countries, in the process provoking a furious political response by UK politicians, some of whom demanded that Trump's invitation to the UK later this year be rescinded.

Commenting on Trump's tweeting, Axios reported this morning that after Trump's tweets yesterday undermining his own Supreme Court case on the travel ban, his Republican allies on Capitol Hill and downtown sounded weary and irritated at day after day of self-inflicted wounds:

  • A top GOP operative said: "People are running out of patience. He's in a very tenuous position, where it wouldn't take a lot more bad news for things to come crumbling apart. Their complete inability to get ahead of the Russia story is so strange to people."
  • The N.Y. Times' Michael Schmidt, who broke the story that Comey had kept memos of his conversations with Trump, made the remarkable disclosure on "Morning Joe" last week that it was Trump's twitter threat to Comey ("James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!") "that motivated some of the folks that I was talking to ... and led to them talking about how Trump told Comey to end the Flynn investigation. ... [T]he tweets ... loosen them up to talk about things

In a separate tweet, Trump appeared to take credit for the latest Gulf scandal in which many of Qatar's neighbors cut ties with the wealthy nation, saying that there cannot be funding for "Radical Ideology."

"During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!"

As some sarcastically pointed out in response to Trump's tweet, "Saudi-led GCC effectively blockaded Qatar and isolated a country hosting US bases, as per the US President?"

Others echoed this sentiment, pointing out that "the President, w/o any diplomatic preparation, just supported a sort of a blockade on a country that hosts 1 of US largest military bases."


As a reminder, on Monday Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Monday announced they were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, citing what they say is Qatar's support for extremist groups and its relations with Iran, which as the FT later reported may have been catalyzed by a $1 billion payment made by Qatar to Iran and various al-Qaeda spinoffs operating in the region. Some have alleged that the Saudi-led action was merely an attempt to scapegoat Qatar for ongoing support of terrorism in the region which as even Hillary Clinton noted previously includes not only Qatar but also America's biggest arms customer, Saudi Arabia.

In response, Qatar has denied any support for militant groups and says the crisis is being fueled by “absolute fabrications” and is a “violation of its sovereignty.” In the aftermath of the scandal, U.S. officials downplayed the growing dissension between Qatar and the four other Arab nations, saying the dispute would not affect the fight against ISIS. As Bloomberg reported earlier, Kuwait is trying to mediate the crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors Qatar's foreign minister said Tuesday.

In an interview with Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Kuwait's ruler had asked Qatar's emir to hold off on giving a speech about the crisis late Monday night.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani "received a call from the emir of Kuwait asking him to postpone it in order to give time to solve the crisis," Sheikh Mohammed said. Still, the minister struck a defiant tone, rejecting those "trying to impose their will on Qatar or intervene in its internal affairs."

The state-run Kuwait News Agency reported Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah spoke with Qatar's emir Monday evening and urged him to give a chance to efforts that could ease tensions. The call came after a senior Saudi royal arrived in Kuwait with a message from the Saudi king. An Omani diplomat traveled to Qatar on Monday.


jeff montanye Art Van_Delay Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:50 Permalink

i'm going with the first poster.  trump is useful because he is so hated by the deep state and somehow he's bringing the infection to a head.but if he thinks he, the saudis, their buddies, the israelis and whoever and whatever else can be brought to the fray will ever end funding of "radical ideology", he should have a long talk with 9-11 perp donald rumsfeld on are we making more of them than we are killing.our "war against terror" does more to encourage radical ideology than whatever monies are referred to.give the palestinians a vote in the knesset.  make israel the democracy it pretends to be.  that might actually helpwho killed seth rich?  who gave reality winner a top secret clearance?and how likely is it that an actual effort by the russian secret service would employ decoy google sites asking for user logon id's and passwords?  why not just say you are a nigerian princess?

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wildbad Art Van_Delay Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:56 Permalink

I hope, and think, you're wrong. I think that there are more Tommy Robinsons out there than anyone thinks and that they will have the final say.

They are mostly disarmed but when they are fed up even that won't matter.

The brits are a tough lot and have had to deal with some pretty serious asswipes for the past couple of decades.

I predict the pot will soon boil over.

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Art Van_Delay wildbad Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:50 Permalink

Have you seen the polls?Instead of going UKIP they are switching from Conservatives (May) to Labour Party and Corbyn (UK version of Bernie Sanders)Cucks.Well, all that immigration and migrant rights (including voting) pays off for the joos in socialist clothing.Some countries in W Europe will save themselves ONLY by ARMY COUP.

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Paul Kersey J S Bach Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:39 Permalink

J.S., remember when you told the truth about Trump braking almost all of his campaign promises (like by putting in the Goldmanites in to run the economy and the neocons in to expand Middle East wars), and almost everybody down-voted you? Looks like you learned not to do that again. Have you also become afraid to name names?

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J S Bach Paul Kersey Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:54 Permalink

Paul, I don't really get your point.For one thing, I type what is my honest thought-out opinion on any subject and I really don't care about up or down votes.To what "names" do you refer?  The only "proof" we need as to Trump's actions and tweets is to note who it is he NEVER criticizes.  Even ISIS obsequiously apologizes to Israel when they accidentally attack them.  As with every other sordid cancer in this world, if one dissects all available information and uses "cui bono" logic, the source is always the same.

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Paul Kersey J S Bach Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:16 Permalink

J S, Trump, since he has been elected, has "NEVER" criticized Israel, Goldman Sachs, Jamie Dimon, Larry Fink, Putin, Russia, Netanyahu, Felix Sater, Saudi Arabia and neocon John Bolton. Those are just a few names of banksters, nations and war profiteering criminals that Trump won't dare fuck with in his tweet storms. Why do you think that is?

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jeff montanye tmosley Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:59 Permalink

no they are not because they are less powerful and are not infiltrated throughout our government, media and financial sector.  the saudis are not really allies of israel, the saudi royal family is, and when, not if, it is overthrown and a stable government is established (israel will work day and night to make it a failed state like yemen, syria, libya, iraq, afghanistan and the ukraine), that will become very apparent.    it is not a bug it is an app.

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tmosley jeff montanye Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:40 Permalink

Read the article. Muds are more dangerous. The environment they create is so evil, so antithetical to our values, that it simply can not be tolerated, nor can a single one of them be tolerated in our midst, as they will spread like a virusInfiltration is one thing. They control things, but from the shadows. They aren't everywhere, only in the top echelons. We aren't subjected to torture and murder for senseless reasons as is the case with the Muds. The Jews are happy with money and token submission and no criticism (this is still unacceptable). But with the Muds, you can murder your sister and get away with it. They corrupt the culture at EVERY level, not just the top, and there is no end to the fear and terror. One wrong move and you are being publically executed.Jews can always be overthrown once the lower classes have had enough. If the Muds take over, it's permanent, barring outside intervention.

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Paul Kersey tmosley Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:52 Permalink

Within 30 years, at the current rate of Jewish intermarriage, the Jews will have pretty much intermarried themselves out in existence in the U.S. (with the exception of those with the black hats who like living 10 in a house in northern N.J. or work in the Diamond Districts of some major cities). Muslims, on the other hand, don't seem too keen on marrying those who don't share their belief in Islamic Sharia law.

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jeff montanye Nightjar Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:05 Permalink

how exactly does spending a trillion a year on "defense" and starting and losing a half dozen wars in the last sixteen years brake the decline of empire usa?   on the contrary, this is mostly israel's idea and they don't care much about the decline of empire usa, as long as the jews here go to israel right after shipping over all the guns and money (lawyers to come later).

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new game Juggernaut x2 Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:39 Permalink

lol, middle class has been played as the fool again. really does anyone here envision a rising middle class? corporate profits will never allow that again as long as there is cheaper labor we must sink to the level of labor equilbrium as prescribed by world flow(s) of always, there are winners and losers. america was one tyme anomaly with a real power base of the middle class. it laster from 40-90's. it is over folks. being a mimalist in most areas of my life has allowed upper middle lifestyle on middle income. the new middle income is stagnent for 20 years. really, inflation adjusted is now low middle income.just head to the swamp for a party, a real fun get together where there are no prisioners-lol...

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swmnguy new game Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:34 Permalink

Manufacturing is coming back to America as soon as Americans can figure out how to live on $5,000/yr. per full-time job.That's about what skilled manufacturing labor is making in China and Mexico.  Unless energy costs, and therefore shipping costs; import duties; materials costs; taxes; every other possible cost somehow increase by 6x - 10x, it'll still be cheaper to manufacture in the 3rd World paying 3rd World labor costs, and import to the 1st World to sell at 1st World prices.President Trump's constant assertions that somehow American corporations got ripped off by 3rd World nations and hoodwinked into exporting manufacturing jobs to places where labor is 80% cheaper than in the US is one of the most cynical, barefaced lies I've ever hear in American politics, yet the people who lost those jobs and can't be bothered to find new ones just eat that shit up.I had the good fortune of seeing, when I was about 20, a couple odd things that clicked in my brain and revealed to me that America's system is just dolled-up Feudalism.  I realized I wasn't born an Aristocrat and couldn't get into the top level of positions available to the base-born.  I didn't want to become a househole retainer to any one Aristocrat, because they fight endless internecine battles and when an Aristocrat goes down, so do all his retainers.  So I stumbled into a situation where I could become a trusted procurer to a wide variety of Aristocrats.  Their retainers all need my services, so they're willing to pretend they don't know I work for all the other ones as well.  When one goes down, I have twenty others to sell to.The other thing I realized is that I can live a lot better on the same amount of work when I only have to feed and maintain myself and my family, as compared to my past when I had to feed myself and my family, my boss and his family, my boss's Administrative Assistant and her family, the bookkeeper and her family, etc. etc.  Doing the same tasks and working a lot less for just myself has multiplied my personal purchasing power by drastically downsizing costs.Those realizations, combined with having grown up very poor, have allowed me to live well and well below my means.  You're right, though.  What I make today would have been a lot more luxurious 20 years ago.  But I'm not complaining.  

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Grimaldus Juggernaut x2 Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:59 Permalink

I thank God every day for the fact that Hillary will NEVER EVER be President!I am loving the epic HARD bitchslapping being done to the criminal progressive assclowns.It's like progs are taking a Trump MOAB up the butt every day! OUCH! Oh man the rejection of progtard criminal America hater assclowns by America has been stunning!I anticipate progressive criminals going to jail in mass quantities soon, their influence in American politics forever destroyed.And you know the really good thing about that is the progtard assclowns will aid in their own demise. It doesn't get any better. Pelousy, Shumer, Obirdbrain, Hillary and all the rest (including the progressive media and Hollywierd) have nuked themselves. LOL!Just remember, the progressive stupid, it burns.         Grimaldus     

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magnetosphere Juggernaut x2 Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:30 Permalink

except anglozion isn't the world unipower anymore. russia has a say. the turks are bff's w qatar. even iran is friendly w qatar. china might object too. korea and japan are also highly dependent on qatari lng. plundering qatar is not gonna be easy. al thani's have ruled qatar since before the oil age, and might just have much more legitmacy than the saudi clowns. 

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BorisTheBlade deselby Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:05 Permalink

These troops are the primary reason Qatar still exists as an independent state. Should they be removed, this tiny state may cease to exist as anything but KSA province inside the week. The driving time between Saudi-Qatar border and Doha is something like an hour and a half by car, Abrams will make it in half a day tops.

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HRClinton deselby Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:30 Permalink

"Trump on Twitter endorsing diplo/econ attack on Qatar. But our biggest mil base in region is in Qatar. Thought this through?" — Josh Marshall A: Yes.What exactly is Qatar going to do, with such a large US military presence, and being accused of funding terrorism? File an official diplomatic complaint? 

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