Six this morning, while President Donald Trump watches his cable news programs, the commander in chief flippantly posted about the now-pardoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning by calling her a “traitor.” Worst of all, his tweets continued by saying that she should have never been released from prison and that “[Manning] is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!”
As some Twitter users have pointed out, Trump almost word for word recapped what was being said on FoxNews.
14 minutes apart: Fox says "ungrateful traitor," Trump says "ungrateful traitor," Fox says "weak leader," Trump says "weak leader." pic.twitter.com/f7urTOUG1L
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 26, 2017
Fox News and President Trump were referencing an article that Manning wrote in the Guardian that didn’t call Obama weak, but said that his accomplishments were marred by partisan politics.