UPDATED 8 PM: After a mellow Twitter morning, President Donald J. Trump got warmed up in the afternoon with some Christmas jeering of California Gov. Gavin Newsom regarding the Golden State’s homeless crisis before blasting “crazy Nancy Pelosi” in his final tweet on Christmas Day.
After keeping a civil tone on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, Trump slammed the Speaker of the House over his recent impeachment.
“Why should Crazy Nancy Pelosi, just because she has a slight majority in the House, be allowed to Impeach the President of the United States?,” he wrote. “Got ZERO Republican votes, there was no crime, the call with Ukraine was perfect, with ‘no pressure.'”
Before that, Trump retweeted Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren and in his added comment he taunted Newsom with a vague federal fix for the California homelessness problem.
Trump unwrapped more love for Fox with retweets of Varney and Co. and Trish Regan and also retweeted Kimberly Strassel, the Potomac Watch columnist for the Wall Street Journal’s opinion page.
It was a fairly quiet Christmas morning on the Twitter front for President Donald Trump. The president tweeted simply “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” overnight, and retweeted a Christmas greeting posted by first lady Melania Trump, along with a video message from the first couple. “Wishing you all a very #MerryChristmas! May your day be filled with peace, love and happiness!,” the first lady tweeted.
“The president and I want to wish each and every American a very Merry Christmas,’ Melania Trump, wearing holiday red, said in the video message. President Trump then joined in. “At this sacred time of year Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and rejoice in his love for every person. We give thanks to the millions of Americans who come together to care for others with compassion and bring the warmth and bliss of this holiday season to our family, our friends, our neighbors and to those in need.”
The video, filmed at the White House, featured images of the White House holiday decorations and events attended by the president and first lady throughout the year, including Melania Trump’s visit to the Red Cross to pack care packages for troops overseas and President Trump’s Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan.
“As we gather with loved ones this holiday, Americans across this land are grateful for all the men and women in uniform who keep us safe: our military, our police and everyone in law enforcement,” Melania Trump said.
President Trump closed out the holiday greeting: “We say a special prayer those for military service members stationed far from home and we renew our hope for peace among nations and joy to the world. On behalf of the entire Trump family we wish everyone a very joyous and Merry Christmas and a very happy happy New Year.”
Trump returned to Twitter at lunchtime to boast about strong holiday retail sales. He later thanked Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce for complimenting the First Couple’s Christmas address.
The mellow Christmas Day messages followed a busy Christmas Eve in which the president slammed the “radical left” Democrats, Nancy Pelosi and the impeachment process.
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