What Led to Trump’s Weekend Twitter Tirade

“President Trump began the weekend believing that something good had just happened to him. An indictment leveled against 13 Russians for interfering with the 2016 election had not accused him or anyone around him of wrongdoing. ‘No collusion’ was his refrain,” the New York Times reports.

“But once ensconced at his Florida estate on Friday, Mr. Trump, facing long hours indoors as he avoided breezy rounds of golf after last week’s school shooting a few miles away, began watching TV.”

“The president’s mood began to darken as it became clearer to him that some commentators were portraying the indictment as nothing for him to celebrate… Those commentators called it proof that he had not won the election on his own… What followed was a two-day Twitter tirade that was unusually angry and defiant even by Mr. Trump’s standards.”

Washington Post: “In a string of 10 Twitter messages — which began after 11 p.m. Saturday and ended around noon Sunday, and which included profanity and misspellings — Trump opened a window into his state of mind.”

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