Tara Setmayer on Trump’s London Tweet: He’s Acting Like ‘Casual Observer,’ Not POTUS
On CNN tonight, Tara Setmayer said that President Trump‘s tweet early on after the London terror attack this morning show more of an observer’s reaction than the President’s.
Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
President Trump‘s tweet about the attack before all the facts came in earned him a rebuke from British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Setmayer told Anderson Cooper, “He’s acting as if he’s a casual observer as opposed to the President of the United States.”
She said it’s not helpful for the President to “armchair quarterback” at a time like that.
Scott Jennings, a former special assistant to President Bush, said Trump just has “visceral reactions to these things,” though he did agree it probably was ill-advised.
Watch above, via CNN.
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