1. He tweeted a full-scale endorsement of Roy Moore’s Senate campaign in Alabama. “Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” wrote Trump of the embattled Republican who faces a series of accusations from women that he pursued relationships with them when he was in his early 30 and they were teenagers. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”
2. He offered sympathy for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last Friday to lying to the FBI about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.
“I feel badly for General Flynn,” Trump told reporters before boarding Marine One. “I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life and I feel very badly.”
For any other president — literally any other one — doing one of those things would be considered so politically and legally risky that they wouldn’t even talk about it much less actually say it in public.
On Flynn, who was so loyal to Trump, sure, he did a bad thing by lying to the FBI. But Trump views the punishment for Flynn as over the top — and the product of an out-of-control FBI/special prosecutor who is pursuing a “witch hunt” on Russia.
Flynn, then, is not only a Trump guy but also a symbol, to Trump, of how he is being unfairly persecuted by the nameless and faceless bureaucrats who never wanted him to be president anyway.