President Trump appears to be enjoying a post-Mueller high. After a charged-up appearance on Sean Hannity Wednesday night, the president took to his favorite social media platform early the next morning and unloaded on a number of issues, people, and entities — rubbing Robert Mueller's final report in the face of the "Fake News Media," slamming the Democrats for their border obstruction, calling for the resignation of one of the leaders of the Dems' groundless "collusion" crusade, pointing out the collapse in ratings of his least favorite news networks, and even weighing in on the "outrageous" Jussie Smollett case.
"The Fake News Media is going Crazy!" Trump wrote in the beginning of a series of tweets Thursday morning. "They are suffering a major 'breakdown,' have ZERO credibility or respect, & must be thinking about going legit. I have learned to live with Fake News, which has never been more corrupt than it is right now. Someday, I will tell you the secret!"
He then slammed Central American countries and the Democrats for their handling of the border crisis: "Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country. They are all talk and no action. Likewise, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years, and do Nothing. The Dems don’t care, such BAD laws. May close the Southern Border!"
Next up: the Chicago state's attorney's "outrageous" decision to drop Smollett's 16 felony charges despite the prosecutors admitting they believe the findings of the police investigation were accurate and Smollett is guilty: "FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!"
Then, a call for resignation: "Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!"
And then back to trolling the Fake News Media: "Wow, ratings for 'Morning Joe,' which were really bad in the first place, just 'tanked" with the release of the Mueller Report. Likewise, other shows on MSNBC and CNN have gone down by as much as 50%. Just shows, Fake News never wins!"
Trump's rather enthusiastic tweetstorm follows his interview with Hannity on Fox News Wednesday night in which he taunted Democrats, particularly Democratic presidential candidates, over their support of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's radical Green New Deal, which he blasted as "ridiculous, all right, it's crazy," noting that some analysts say it will cost nearly $100 trilllion over ten years, which is "more money than you have in the world."
He also took some individual shots at his potential 2020 contenders, including Elizabeth Warren, whom he mockingly lamented that he might have hit "too hard, too early," because now "she's probably finished." (Read more here.)
That Trump is clearly feeling invigorated by the Mueller report is unsurprising. On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr revealed in his summary of the investigation's findings that after two years and over 2,800 subpoenas, nearly 500 search warrants, and 500 witness interviews, the Special Counsel did not recommend "any further indictments" and "did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election." As for potential obstruction of justice charges, Barr's summary states that "the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as 'difficult issues' of law and fact concerning whether the President’s actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction."