Tapper: Trump’s Already ‘Hate-Tweeting’ Against Journalists
TAPPER: "Hello. I’m Jake Tapper in Washington, where the state of our union is hitting the campaign trail. After visiting the site of a special House election in Ohio last night, President Trump is back at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, and also hate-tweeting against journalists. Sources close to the White House told me and White House reporter Kaitlan Collins that the president is increasingly worried about his son’s Don Jr.’s possible legal exposure in the Mueller probe. “The Washington Post” reported something similar. And the president just tweeted a response to the reporting, saying — quote — “Fake news reporting a complete fabrication that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son Donald had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent. Totally legal and done all the time in politics, and it went nowhere. I did not know about it.” President Trump, of course, acknowledging there that that meeting at Trump Tower was to get information about Hillary Clinton from a Russian government attorney. That’s a complete contradiction to the original explanation, that the meeting was primarily about adoption. Another worry for President Trump? Holding onto the Republican majority in the House in November. Saturday, the president left his golf course and headed to a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, where he’s trying — a Republican congressional seat that should have been safe, trying to keep it Republican. Midterms are right around the corner, but potential Democratic presidential candidates are already building a case for 2020, looking beyond the midterms, speaking out against the politics of division at the progressive Netroots Conference in New Orleans."