Donald Trump’s two-faced presidency

Source: The New Republic
by Jeet Heer

“President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to attack his political enemies, but early Thursday morning he tweeted against his own administration by criticizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: The White House supports FISA’s reauthorization. As Jonathan Chait of New York magazine notes, the administration ‘sent its highest-ranking security officials to lobby Congress for reauthorization, and reiterated its endorsement of the law as recently as last night.’ As often happens, Trump seems to have influenced by his preferred cable news network. Prior to Trump’s tweet, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano had advocated against FISA reauthorization on Fox and Friends, one of the president’s favorite shows. Knowing that the commander-in-chief was likely to be watching, Napolitano turned to the camera and said, ‘Mr. President, this is not the way to go.'” (01/11/18)