CNN’s Jake Tapper tore into Donald Trump on Thursday after the president released two inconsistent tweets on the Foreign Monitoring Act (FISA) and the White House subsequently attempted to insist doing so did not plant turmoil in Washington, D.C.
“President Trump throwing a proverbial wrench into a dispute over a questionable national security bill today and illustrating much better than any bestseller ever might one of the greatest obstacles for this presidency: his own impulse control, which might often seem careless,” Tapper began.The CNN host explained that the White House, previously today, was onboard with reauthorizing FISA, saying the expense is required to”collect important intelligence on terrorist organizations, weapons proliferators, and other foreign enemies that is important to keeping the country safe.””But then, then today, President
Trump went to one of his primary sources of false information, Fox and Friends with analysts he appears to rely on more than senior members of his own administration,”Tapper said.”And it was there, at Fox and Pals, that he heard this message at 6:47 A.M.”Tapper played a clip of Judge Andrew Napolitano imploring Trump not to support FISA,
which the Fox News legal expert described as the basis of the president’s “troubles. “Tapper noted Napolitano seemed to be providing credence to the claim that “there was unconstitutional domestic surveillance of then person Donald Trump, which we have no proof for.”As Tapper discussed, shortly after Napolitano’s remark, Trump sent out a tweet”
appearing to lobby versus this authorization, “that “triggered a lot of confusion on Capitol Hill.”Trump later on sent another tweet telling legislators to “get clever” and elect the FISA expense. “Inquired about the confusion today
, press secretary Sarah Sanders denied that it existed,”Tapper stated. “This is now standard practice of this White House, to deny the nose on your face. Naturally there was confusion, Republicans on capitol hill said there was confusion, which’s the very reason that President Trump felt the need to send the 2nd tweet to clean up the confusion,”the host discussed.” Now beyond the merits of the legislation and there is a great debate to have more than this security legislation– one we have actually had often times on this program– beyond that, we are left when again with a really clear illustration of an issue,”Tapper continued. “The president, not especially informed on a specific subject, fueled by his own sense of grievance, tweeting against his own administration’s position. This has all occurred before, depending on Fox and Friends over his own FBI and CIA directors and national security advisor when it concerns nationwide security issues, problems they firmly insist are life and death. whatever you think about Michael Wolff and the book Fire and Fury and the sourcing of all that, look up, witness these realities, they’re playing out right in front of you.”Enjoy listed below: