In Late Night Tweets, Trump Threatens To Deport ‘Millions’, Attacks Wrong TV Network
President Donald Trump was awake and tweeting late Monday night about a variety of subjects. Between around 9pm and 1am Eastern, Trump sent a series of tweets threatening undocumented migrants, attacking news outlets and talking about his upcoming campaign launch.
“Fox News Polls are always bad for me,” Trump tweeted. “They were against Crooked Hillary also. Something weird going on at Fox. Our polls show us leading in all 17 Swing States. For the record, I didn’t spend 30 hours with ABC News but rather a tiny fraction of that. More Fake News Bret Baier.”
Trump tried to tag ABC News but accidentally tagged the Australian broadcaster of the same name. The Trump team has provided no evidence of internal polls that show Trump winning battleground states. Recently leaked campaign polling shows him losing.
“Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people,” Trump later tweeted, apparently unprompted.
If this happens, which it may not, it would fulfil a promise Trump made during the 2016 election to employ a ‘deportation force’ to remove undocumented migrants. The media is reacting to Trump’s tweet today with some shock.
Trump will launch his re-election campaign Tuesday amid troubling poll numbers. The President doesn’t always tweet so late into the night and this may be evidence that he’s worried about his appearance today.