Sen. Dick Durbin: Trump’s Going to ‘Hang Himself With 140 Characters at a Time’


Yesterday, another huge bombshell was dropped when it announced that the Department of Justice had appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russia probe. The White House released a short statement last night saying President Donald Trump looked forward to the “matter concluding quickly” and that a “thorough investigation” will show no collusion with Russia. However, Trump naturally took to Twitter this morning to label the investigation a “witch hunt” while complaining that no special counsel was assigned to look into President Obama or Hillary Clinton.

During an MSNBC appearance this afternoon, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) explained that this has become “standard operating procedure” with the Trump administration.

“The night before, they say something responsible and thoughtful,” he noted. “And then sometime in the middle of the night or early morning hours, the president tweets the exact opposite.”

Durbin added, “The President is his own worst enemy. He is going to basically hang himself with 140 characters at a time with a tweet.”

Earlier this week, a pair of Trump tweets contradicted what his national security advisor had said the day before about Trump’s sharing of highly classified information with Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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