In Early Tweetstorm, Trump Praises WaPo, Slams NBC And "Late Night Comedians", Reaches Out To Schumer

It took Trump a little longer to get started on twitter Saturday morning, when shortly after 7am ET, the president launched a pair of tweets in which he unexpectedly offered a rare compliment to the Washington Post for its coverage of “wonderful small donors” who have contributed to the Republican party.

“Can't believe I finally got a good story in The Washington Post It discusses the enthusiasm of ‘Trump’ voters through campaign contributions. The RNC is taking in far more $'s than the Dems, and much of it by my wonderful small donors. I am working hard for them!”

On Friday, the WaPo reported that the Republican Party which has traditionally relied on contributions from large dollar donors such as corporations, is increasingly raising money from small-dollar contributions. In a grassroots shift, more than $40 million of the $68 million in direct contributions to the RNC by the end of August came in donations of $200 and less, according to campaign finance disclosures.

Then, in the following pair of tweets, Trump then lashed out at "late night" comedians for "unfunny", "repetitive" "alway anti-Trump" material, and suggested that Republicans aren’t given “equal time” to Democrats on television.

"Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very "unfunny" & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time? More and more people are suggesting that Republicans (and me) should be given Equal Time on T.V. when you look at the one-sided coverage?"

As The Hill notes, Trump’s tweets came about an hour after Trump's favorite news show “Fox and Friends” aired a segment accusing late night comedians like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel of “[taking] a hard turn to the left.”

In recent weeks Kimmel has delivered emotional monologues against the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare as well as lawmakers’ responses to the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival.

 

Kimmel became the public face of opposition against the Graham-Cassidy bill after he slammed Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) for failing his own “Jimmy Kimmel test” for healthcare bills.

Shortly after Trump's tweet, a producer for "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” fired back at Trump for suggesting he should get “equal time” on TV in comparison to “anti-Trump” jokes.

“That's not how it works. You're not campaigning. You're the president,” Mike DiCenzo tweeted. “Now kindly stop tweeting nonsense and go do your job for once.”


Trump wasn't done, however, and next the president touched on a late Friday night report from Axios, according to which he telephoned Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday "in an effort to revive health-care legislation." Hoping to achieve the same success as he did when he averted a government shutdown by crossing the aisle and getting a deal done directly with democrats, Trump was said to be seeking "a path forward on health care," a GOP source said.

Several hours later, Trump tweeted that "On Saturday morning, I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill. ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!"

Shortly after Trump's tweet, Schumer gave his version of the Friday phone call:

"The president wanted to make another run at repeal and replace and I told the president that's off the table. If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions. A good place to start might be the Alexander-Murray negotiations that would stabilize the system and lower costs."

As Axios adds, a Democratic aide added, in an email: "Particularly after the birth control decision yesterday, the administration has to stop sabotaging the law before anything real can happen."

Finally, in what was likely the latest reference to the ongoing Tillerson saga in which the media and the White House disgree on whether the Secretary of State called Trump a "fucking Moron", Trump concluded his morning tweetstorm (so far), by slamming NBC News, which "is so knowingly inaccurate with their reporting. The good news is that the PEOPLE get it, which is really all that matters! Not #1"


Trump has yet to make a comment on the most cryptic topic of the last week,  his repeated suggestions that the current situation is a "calm before the storm."

Comments

MagicHandPuppet Mr. Class and … Sat, 10/07/2017 - 09:54 Permalink

// Applauding the Trump's tweetiness this morning!!!Though I wish Trump would use a different, non-censoring social media outlet for his zingers, his use of Twatter has been a game changer - clearly irritating both the brainwashed left and the propagandist legacy media outlets.We can expect every president moving forward to use social media to either bypass the propagandists or supplement their propaganda as the case may be.I'd love to see Trump latch on to a new social media startup who would promise never to censor.  This would be a game changer for free speech as he would single-handedly boost the new platform's notoriety.

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Giant Meteor MagicHandPuppet Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:13 Permalink

Well you may have a point.And when one ponders it, it was only a natural progression of things. From bumper sticker campaign slogans and platitudes. And what, in keeping with all the mass psychosis of late , schizophrenia, and attention deficit disordered, fully medicated nation, it's a real winner. The only thing missing, is the built in laugh track.Now I have to admit, the comedy value of the apoplexy is at times worthy of solid gold, although it would have been nice to let it go a bit longer, before reaching the inflection points of idiocracy and electrolyte induced hyperbole  ..Ah, fuck it, I'm sure it'll all be ok ..

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Escrava Isaura D.T.Barnum Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:47 Permalink

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Trump doesn’t care about policies. He only cares to be the center of attention. The meaningless twittering is the best example one can witness. Politics is a very different animal than developing real estate. In real estate development hyping things might be good marketing. In politics this strategy is deadly. You lose face and get nothing done because in politics you’re dealing with smart and disciplined parties/diplomats. In real estate development your thrown one bid against the other and you come up as a winner while most contractors can barely survive while making the developer richer.  

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Escrava Isaura Gardentoolnumber5 Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:29 Permalink

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Welcome to capitalism, pardon me, Anglo-Saxon world.  

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D.T.Barnum Escrava Isaura Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:30 Permalink

He seriously watches/reads way too much MSM.  It's derranged, ungodly, and unhealthy.  Do you think H.R. Giger or Thelonious Monk cared when people said their work was crazy rubbish?  I bet they gave 2 shits what the Mainstream said about them and that's why they will go down as great men and contributors to society.  President Trump will go down as a man who can't even see outside himself.

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junction Giant Meteor Sat, 10/07/2017 - 09:53 Permalink

Yes, small donors like employees at Boeing encouraged to send in political contributions to the Republican Party after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recommended a 300% anti-dumping duty on Bombardier C jets.  Boeing made the complaint not because this Bombardier jet competes with any of their jets (it doesn't) but because the new C series of jets has wider seats, is much more convertible to fly in and makes Boeing's jets, especially the new version of the 737, seem like torture chambers.   

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NoPension Never One Roach Sat, 10/07/2017 - 13:41 Permalink

His whole presidency was a lie. I surmise he ran as a lark...never really believing he had a chance...Hillary's first turn and all.

When he did get momentum...it's holly shit...seal the college records, elimination of his editor's writing talking about how Zero was born in Kenya...and get the kids working on a birth certificate. Only the biggest sycophants believe that hap hazardly produced fake. Stolen SS number. And, growing up in Indonesia...a secret Muzzie fuck.

And wow!!! How the media just dropped to their knees for this turd.

He did speak well though. So...there's that. Apparently...that's the low bar a black dude needs to become president. Half white my ass. Why is it, all the half breeds go full tilt black? Kappernick? Obama?

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BarkingCat kahplunk Sat, 10/07/2017 - 22:26 Permalink

Depending on what you need, it can be significantly cheaper to get it done elsewhere.For example you can go to Hungary and have an elective operation done for fraction of the cost.I had a crown pop off my tooth when I was visiting my mom. I went to a local dentist and he would not even give me a ballpark price without an exam first. Knowing I will be traveling soon, I held off. Had it put back on while in Ukraine for a grand total of about $5. The dentist used German made cement and told me he does implants using ones from German.I know someone that had arthoscopic knee surgery in Czech Republic.Cost was less than 25% in US.

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swmnguy sheikurbootie Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:48 Permalink

Good Grief!  Where do you live?  I have a $10,000 deductible policy, covering my 51 year-old self and two teenaged kids; all healthy no pre-existing conditions; total premium per per month $510; per year $6,120.  Which is far too high, as we use less than $1,000 of care per year as it is, so obviously we have to pay for all of it out of pocket.  The only benefit we actually get is the reduced pricetag for services, as negotiated between the insurance company and the provider.I've had my plan since 2007.  It was "grandfathered in" to ObamaCare standards.  It lacks some of the coverages required in current plans.Sounds like you had a shitty and expensive plan even pre-ObamaCare.  Of course, I've never heard of an "ObamaCare" policy.  I have a policy from a private insurance company.  Not sure where you live that you don't buy insurance from a private company.  I make over $85,000, so no subsidies.  But I deduct the cost of premiums, paying with pre-tax income like everyone does.

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Escrava Isaura swmnguy Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:38 Permalink

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That’s the problem of having private parties taking care of healthcare. Thank goodness that the roads in America are not private, otherwise Americans couldn’t afford to walk on them, even less driving on them.  

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Harry Lightning tmosley Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:32 Permalink

You would see a doctor who has not been certified by a reputable authority as being competent ?  The poblem in health care is not the doctors. Its the lawyers and the lawsuits that lose. 90% of allmalpractice lawsuits brought against hospitals and doctors lose. Yet the insurers that insure the hospitals and doctors have to pay lawyers to defend against all 100% of the lawsuits, This does not happen elsewhere in the world, because there are financial penalties that are taken from lawyers and plaintiffs if they lose the case. Such as the losing side has to pay a portion if not all of the attorney's fees of the winning side. And they make the lawyers pay as well as the plaintiffs. Hence, lawyers take only those cases where there is definitive and unmistakable evidence of malpractice, the cost of operating a hospital or medical practice goes down because the medical malpractice insurance rates are lower, and health insurance premiums drop. Notice that none of the plans being discusses in Washington about making health insurance available and affordable mentions refirms on lawsuits, probably because the lawyers in Congress so not want to hurt their own profession. The costs of health care in America cannot come down without solving this legal problem, but the only way it will be solved is when the insurance premiums rise so high that the politicians start losing their jobs as angry voters vote for challengers instead of incumbents. We cannot go back in time in terms of medical care. Your reference to the days when medical care was not xpensive also refers to a time when there were few diagnostic technologies to figure out what was wrong with you if you became ill. The way the doctors figured out what was maing you ill often came down to a procedure called "exploratory surgery" where they would cut you open from your neck to your navel and see what the organs looked like. Not very scientific, not very effective Until World War II, most surgery was amputation. It was 1967 before the first heart bypasses were performed on humans. Same with transplants. Antibiotcs are a relatively new invention as well, only since the 1950s have they been available to kill infectious germs. So there are a great many ways that medicine can improve the quality of peoples' lives today and as such its going to cost you more. Its worth the expense But why pay more than you have to ? Getting rid of the wasteful legal expenses is the first step towards making quality health care more reasonably priced.

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Sean7k Harry Lightning Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:46 Permalink

Except the biggest killer of Americans IS the healthcare system (including pharma). The numbers are quite clear.

Doctors are incapable of healing anything beyond a broken bone. It is the certification which destroyed naturalpathic systems and doctors (the Ecclectics) and left us with a system which is nothing more than a drug dispensary.

Most doctors still think cancer is genetic, even as ketogenic diets and others systems exist which do a better job than chemo and radiation (what kind of idiot would put radiation inside a body? - one which hopes to make the big profits).

When doctors learn to heal, they will become valuable, not until then. For now, they are just drug pushers.

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johnnycanuck TheLastTrump Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:28 Permalink

Here's how Team Trump pressures McConnell"Adelson’s $25m to Future45 comes on top of two other eight figure Super Pac donations the 83-year-old mogul is making to help keep Congress in GOP hands: he has donated $20m to the Senate Leadership Fund, a Super Pac with close ties to majority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. This Pac is run by Steven Law, a former chief of staff to McConnell and is part of a quartet of outside groups that was co-founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove, with whom Adelson is close." https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/23/sheldon-adelson-trump-su... I repeat;"he has donated $20m to the Senate Leadership Fund, a Super Pac with close ties to majority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky." Did ewe get that?   

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