Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade praised President Trump’s remarkable discipline “when it comes to tweets over the last couple of weeks,” despite Trump’s weekend Twitter feud with the Mayor of London in the wake of Saturday’s London terror attack.
Trump has been widely condemned for his tweets describing Mayor Sadiq Khan as “pathetic” for saying Londoners had “no reason to be alarmed” by the visible increase in armed police officers in response to the attack — apparently misinterpreting the mayor’s words as a comment on Islamic extremism.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”
But when Khan said in a statement that there was no cause for alarm, he was referring specifically to a visible increase in police activity on the streets of London in the wake of the deadly attack.
“Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed,” he said.
Trump also attacked the free press on Tuesday, writing, “Sorry folks, but if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH.”
Sorry folks, but if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2017
Watch Kilmeade praise Trump’s ‘discipline’ below:
Media Matters’ transcript:
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): All right, so the big question is, good luck. Will the president be watching tomorrow? Sean Spicer said yesterday that the president’s got a very busy schedule. However, there’s a possibility — and this story is out there — he could be live tweeting. When Comey says one thing, he might actually have his smart phone and be live tweeting a response in real time. So, stay tuned for that.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Although, he’s been remarkably disciplined when it comes to tweets over the last couple of weeks. And Russia. He’s been laying out that topic because he’s been urged by his legal counsel not to do it.