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Jul 13, 2018, 19 tweets

Trump utters some weird sounds during news conference with Theresa May. #wut

Trump sounds tired, is struggling to read

Trump seems to think he came up with the idea of recording interviews to ensure accuracy.

"It's called, 'fake news,'" he says, referring to his attacks on May in his interview with @TheSun

Trump says he will "firmly" ask Putin about election meddling, & says this about nukes (direct quote): "It is just a devastating technology. And they likewise are doing a lot. And it's a very, very bad policy (?). We have no choice but we are massively big and they are very big."

Trump on immigration: "I think it's been very bad for Europe... you see the same terror attacks that I do... I just think it's changing the culture. I think it's very negative... I know it's politically not necessarily correct to say that, but I'll say it, and I'll say it loud."

Trump dismisses a question about whether he's doing Putin's bidding by bashing NATO allies as "dishonest reporting," bashes the reporter who asked it (@kwelkernbc) for working for NBC.

"We have been far tougher on Russia than anybody," Trump insists.

Trump reiterates that he thinks Boris Johnson would be a good British Prime Minster simply because Johnson praises him and thinks he's doing a good job as POTUS

WOW -- Trump refuses to take question from @Acosta, bashes CNN as "fake news," then takes a question from Fox News, which he calls "a real network."

Trump blames Obama for Putin's illegal invasion of Ukraine, says "I think I would have a very good relationship with President Putin if we spent time together," but adds that "we're being hurt very badly by the rigged witch hunt." (aka, the Mueller investigation)

Trump on Crimea: "I want people to understand that Crimea was another bad hand. I got handed North Korea, we're doing very well... I'm looking at many other disasters I've taken over. I've taken over a lot of bad hands and I'm fixing them one by one."

Trump works in a promo for Turnberry, the private club he still owns and profits from. #grift

He then takes credit for predicting Brexit, while bashing Obama for purportedly not foreseeing it.

Trump urges May to follow his advice and leave the EU immediately.

Asked about what he would like Putin to do in Syria, Trump immediately pivots to talking about .... [checks notes] .... nuclear weapons. That leads to Trump praising his uncle for being smart (the implication being he's smart too).

Pressed again on what he'd like Putin to do in Syria, Trump starts bashing Obama, and eventually gets around to praising himself.

The president is simply incapable of discussing foreign policy at any level of depth.

Trump simply makes stuff up about German energy usage, says "I've heard numbers of 70 percent of their energy coming in from Russia." (Germany gets about 25 percent of its natural gas from Germany.)

imagine being this thirsty to be Trump's "friend." A terrible look for @theresa_may.

Trump also teased a bald reporter (@jeffmason1) for wearing a hat, and pressured him to take his hat off.

"I know exactly what you have, Jeff," Trump said, referring to his hairline. "Take it off... I like you better without the hat."

State media watch -- Fox News gloats about Trump’s unhinged attack on CNN thinkprogress.org/trump-attacks-…

Fox News is complicit in Trump's attacks on the free press. This video proves it. thinkprogress.org/trump-attacks-…

UPDATE: @johnrobertsFox tries to explain not sticking up for @Acosta following Trump's attack, says "to issue a blanket condemnation of [CNN] as 'fake news' is unfair" thinkprogress.org/trump-attacks-…

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