Trump Pushes Fox & Friends News Alert as Proof That Russia Hates Him in ‘Witch hunt!’ Twitter Rant
President Donald Trump jump-started his regular Saturday morning Twitter binge by re-tweeting out a Fox News alert that he claims shows the Russians opposed his election.
After a tumultuous week that saw White House in-fighting break into the open that resulted in the dismissal of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Trump returned to normalcy by speaking up on Twitter.
The president, who clams that he doesn’t watch much TV, used his Twitter account to promote a tweet from his favorite news program, Fox & Friends.
“Firm behind anti-Trump dossier also worked for Russia, Senate witness says,” the Fox & Friends social media account asserted.
The president added, without providing any particulars: “In other words, Russia was against Trump in the 2016 Election – and why not, I want strong military & low oil prices. Witch Hunt!”
Trump later complained about Democrats controlling the country despite a Republicans holding both houses of Congress and the White House, writing: “Republican Senate must get rid of 60 vote NOW! It is killing the R Party, allows 8 Dems to control country. 200 Bills sit in Senate. A JOKE!”
You can see the Tweets below:
Firm behind anti-Trump dossier also worked for Russia, Senate witness says https://t.co/0hj0tAIpe7
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) July 28, 2017
The logic of the Fox News article Donald Trump tweeted goes something like this:
Fusion GPS, who you may remember was hired by anti-Trump Republicans and later Democrats, did opposition research on Donald Trump which led to the Christopher Steele dossier, that included Russian “kompromat” such as the pee tape. Fusion was also hired by an American company BakerHostetler who was aligned with Kremlin interests, therefor Fusion GPS is the real Russian colluders and not Donald Trump.
For this line of thinking to be believed, Fusion GPS would have been hired by the Russians to undermine the Russian government and bolster both FBI and congressional investigations into Moscow’s election interference.
That doesn’t make any sense, even for a Fox News article.