Pundits have speculated since President Trump entered the White House that he goes on his worst Twitter benders on Saturday, because that’s when Sabbath-observant Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are out of reach.
But that theory faced new challenges this weekend, as the president threw out wild accusations of wiretapping against his predecessor, even as the first daughter and son-in-law accompanied the commander-in-chief on a getaway to his Florida resort.
“He was pissed,” Chris Ruddy of the far-right site Newsmax told the Washington Post, describing the president’s mood over the weekend, as he took shelter from a torrent of bad press at his Mar-a-Lago estate. “I haven’t seen him this angry.”
So upset, it seems, that not even Kushner and Ivanka Trump could stop him from repeating unsubstantiated claims first circulated on conservative talk radio that former President Obama spied on communications at Trump Tower.
“How low has President Obama gone to tapp[sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” he exclaimed, in one tweet littered with a misspelling.
If Jared and Ivanka can’t still the president’s sticky fingers, the question becomes: who can?