President Donald Trump has boasted of support for his 2020 reelection bid, in a freewheeling Saturday night Twitter spree that included banter with his boosters.Trump was tweeting from the White House from 5pm until nearly 10pm, after an earlier outing to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia was cut short by rain on Saturday afternoon.‘The Dems have tried every trick in the playbook-call me everything under the sun. But if I’m all of those terrible things, how come I beat them so badly, 306-223?’ Trump wrote, referring to the 2016 Electoral College results, which in fact were 306 to 232, excluding defections by faithless electors.
‘Maybe they’re just not very good! The fact is they are going CRAZY only because they know they can’t beat me in 2020!’ Trump continued.
Trump then retweeted one of the responses to his tweet, from JT Lewis, a self-described conservative and the brother of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012.
‘President Trump will win in 2020 in an even BIGGER landslide than 2016! You are the greatest President EVER, sir!’ wrote Lewis.
Earlier, the President started off by approvingly quoting a news report from the New York Times, which has frequently described as ‘failing’ in the past.
‘Mr. Trump remains the single most popular figure in the Republican Party, whose fealty has helped buoy candidates in competitive Republican primaries and remains a hot commodity among general election candidates,’ read the quoted section of the report by Times reporter Nicholas Fandos.
Fandos responded to Trump’s endorsement by remarking on Twitter that it was ‘worth reading the whole story’, which is headlined ‘Congressional G.O.P. Agenda Quietly Falls Into Place Even as Trump Steals the Spotlight.’
A little after 8pm, Trump resumed tweeting to compliment Diamond and Silk, the stage names of conservative social media personalities Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson.
‘Our Social Media (and beyond) Stars, @DiamondandSilk, are terrific people who are doing really well. We are all very proud of them, and their great success!’ Trump wrote.