President Donald Trump isn’t a coffee drinker, but no one would never know that judging from the early morning tweeting he does, which was put on full display Saturday when he retweeted 60 times between 6:46 a.m. and 7:32 a.m.
The topics covered a wide range of topics including the crisis at the border, Hillary Clinton’s emails, free speech on social media platforms, the Mueller report, and Democrats’ threats of impeachment and holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.
Tom Fitton, the president of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, got the most attention with nine retweets. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra each got three while former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R), the father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, got two, as did Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).
Democratic leaders don’t want to talk about the criminal conspiracy their party was involved in related to the illegal spying on @RealDonaldTrump. Their mentality these days is to try to jail political opponents, no matter the rule of law. https://t.co/MLiqfyjiTP pic.twitter.com/usZbY3EWez
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 11, 2019
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 10, 2019
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 8, 2019
Trump also retweeted himself from the previous day about tariffs the United States is putting on Chinese goods, encouraging companies to make their products in the United States. “Build your products in the United States and there are NO TARIFFS!” he wrote.
Build your products in the United States and there are NO TARIFFS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2019
From the White House account, Trump retweeted a video of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) asking the acting U.S. Border Patrol chief about drugs being smuggled over the southwest border. “That is correct. In fact, just yesterday, Border Patrol in conjunction with some other law enforcement partners had a seizure of 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine,” Carla Provost responded.
Sen. @HawleyMO: “Large quantities of drugs are smuggled across the border. Isn’t that right?”
Border Patrol Chief: “That is correct. In fact, just yesterday, Border Patrol in conjunction with some other law enforcement partners had a seizure of 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine.” pic.twitter.com/wRTxcx9hB5
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 10, 2019
Over the course of the day, Trump put out six original tweets before returning to retweets after 6:30 p.m.
In his original tweets, Trump talked about getting tough on China in trade negotiations, warning that waiting until after 2020 to negotiate a deal “will become far worse for them if it has to be negotiated in my second term.”
He also took aim at Democrats for trying to get his tax returns and focusing on the obstruction of justice portion of the Mueller report. “Now the Radical Left Dems don’t talk about Collusion anymore, because the Mueller Report said there was No Collusion,” he wrote.
Trump had no events on his calendar Saturday.