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President Donald Trump had a busy morning Friday. The leader of the free world sent out a series of tweets before 9 a.m. regarding his decision to fire FBI director James Comey, including a threat directed to Comey
Trump defended his staff's recent comments to the press. This, after Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent the week filling in for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. In one tweet, Trump wrote "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings."
...Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
He added that written responses "for the sake of accuracy" could be an alternative.
As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
He kicked it off by seemingly admitting his surrogates can't always get the truth right.
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
Trump also threatened James Comey directly about leaking to the press..