Andrew Wright: “I think the more we look at the way he tweets and what he tweets, it seems to be an attempt to make his tweets sound like they’re going to be in his own mouth and then to actually deliver it, which I think is very, very problematic.”ABC News’ Matt Lee says Trump is getting “bizarre” about the fact that he has tweeted so many times, but that’s the reality of the situation.
Lee: “The President’s tweeting so many, I think, of his own tweets and that’s not an unusual pattern.
It’s not unusual to see President Trump tweet a bunch of times a day.
And that’s just the way it is.
It just is.
So we’re just kind of left to believe that there’s no way he could actually keep that up.”ABC’s Brian Ross also weighs in on Trump’s tweets.
Ross: “It is the way that he’s done it for the past five years.
And if you’ve ever been in a situation where you’re a journalist and you’re getting phone calls and you don’t know what the phone number is, that’s what happens.
And the President of the United States, who’s essentially a media mogul, can’t stop tweeting, and I think that’s a little bit crazy, if you think about it.”ABC reporter Dan Lamothe on Trump and Trump Jr.’s interactions with the Russians: “He doesn’t have a lot of experience with foreign policy, so it was kind of like a new world order.”ABC investigative reporter Matt Lauer on Trump: “His whole career has been about, ‘What are we going to do to get elected?’
And it’s been about building an empire.
He’s been obsessed with building an enormous empire, but it’s always been about the money, about what he can get for himself and what people can get out of him.”ABC news anchor Martha Raddatz on Trump tweeting out “facts” before he “spoke”:”I think this is the best way that we can be able to see what the President is thinking and to understand how his tweets are being delivered.”ABC contributor Julie Pace on Trump Jr.: “I know that I’ve talked to the President, I’ve spoken to the Vice President.
I know that the President knows that I’m going to ask him, ‘Why is that?’
I’m not going to say he’s lying, but I think he’s going to know that this is a distraction.”ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos on the president’s tweet storming of Twitter: “Trump tweets like he’s on a campaign bus, that he doesn, and it’s like, ‘Hey, look at this!'”ABC anchor David Muir on Trump claiming to have seen Trump Jr. meeting with Russians, but not the President himself: “And so, this is not the first time that the president has tweeted about a meeting with a foreign government.”ABC journalist Dan Le Batard on Trump using the Russian-linked Twitter account @TheResistance: “This is a tweetstorm about Russian influence in the 2016 election, and the President’s going after the president of the country that has the most resources and has the greatest resources at the moment.
And this is an effort to deflect blame.”ABC correspondent Brian Ross on Trump saying that he thinks “we’re not going through the process of getting him off Twitter,” but that we are:”That’s a really strange thing to say, but he does seem to think that he can just go back and tweet something out and that he won’t be questioned.
And it looks to me like he has a fairly sophisticated understanding of how to get to the bottom of what the media is covering and what they’re reporting.
And so I think it’s hard to say we’re not getting close.”ABC Political Director Sarah Ferris on the need for Congress to pass a cybersecurity bill:”The President has already started using Twitter to delegitimize Congress.
He tweeted that he’d send a letter to Congress and they won’t even read it.
He has now also tried to delegitimate Congress by tweeting about a cybersecurity law, which Congress passed last year, that requires the government to provide access to critical infrastructure.”ABC senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl on Trump accusing former President Obama of lying about Russian interference in the election:”It is absolutely outrageous.
The President has tried to use Twitter to smear the intelligence community and the FBI in his attempt to delegITimize the FBI, and he’s not even going to take the time to read what he’s being told by the intelligence agencies.”ABC Politics Editor Martha Raskin on Trump attacking the intelligence communities: “But, as the president said in a tweet, ‘the FBI is not a joke.’
So the question is whether the President has the capacity to understand that.”ABC Chief Political Correspondent Martha R