President Trump is again blasting his predecessor on Twitter, this time retweeting an eclipse-themed meme depicting his face covering former president Barack Obama’s.
Trump retweeted the image Thursday morning amid a series of tweets complaining about Congress, former intelligence director James Clapper, and the media.
The Twitter user whose tweet Trump shared has previously retweeted tweets that called female Democratic leaders “skanks,” called for the arrest of the chief of CNN, and suggested that black people protesting Confederate statues had little to complain about because they themselves were never slaves.
The president also took issue with media coverage of his speeches this week, when he alternated between attacking members of his own party and calling for unity.
..(enthusiastic, dynamic and fun) and the American Legion - V.A. (respectful and strong). Too bad the Dems have no one who can change tones!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2017
In another tweet, Trump said he asked Republican leaders in Congress to include a measure to raise the nation’s debt ceiling in a popular veterans bill to avoid a “mess” in which they have to rely on Democrats’ support.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan decided against tying the measures together, Trump said in his tweets.
Trump on Wednesday signed a bill that won bipartisan support to streamline veterans’ appeals of requests for disability benefits.
Trump has threatened to shut down the government in October over funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, which could complicate Congress’s job of raising the debt ceiling. Congress needs to pass a spending measure to keep the government open by Sept. 30 — at the same time it’s facing a deadline to raise the nation’s debt limit. GOP leaders don’t have a plan yet for how they’ll proceed, but one likely scenario is to package the two measures together to get them to the president’s desk.Material from Bloomberg News was used in this report.