Still, the president’s mission was another example of his longstanding effort to punish media outlets for following news he doesn’t like.
Trump’s provocations rarely get much attention, even on Twitter, his platform of choice.
“They’re sure to shoot you, but it’s over with and they don’t charge you for a bullet,” Huffbee riffed.
It was unclear how the old tweet suddenly caught the president’s attention. But he wrote in response: “Concast is known for its awesome service. On top of that they provide FAKE NEWS on MSDNC & @NBCNews. Discard them and send to a good service provider!”
So he linked his disapproval of Comcast’s news to a proposal to “drop” them.
“The abuse of power for the U.S. president is to use the Oval Office’s formidable authority to target a U.S. company,” Eisen said Saturday. “It’s even worse because there is revenge here against the exercise of constitutional rights protected by the First Amendment.”
Eisen collaborated with Democrats during the investigation into the stronghold last winter, serving as special advisers to the House Justice Committee.
“In our intentions and trial, we pointed to the president’s tendency to abuse power for purely personal and political purposes, and we warned that this would continue,” he said. “This tweet is proof of both. History teaches us where it can lead when leaders send such signals.”