Donald Trump suggested on Thursday that a key program to collect foreign intelligence could have been used by the Obama administration to "badly surveil and abuse" his campaign.
Acosta noted that Trump began the day by tweeting a quote from a Fox News segment that conflicted with the administration's view on FISA warrants, which necessitated the president sending out a subsequent tweet clarifying his actual position. "It's just a awful thing to have come out of your mouth as a White House correspondent or as a journalist".
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I also agree that the media spends entirely too much time and attention on tweets at the expense of serious and balanced policy analysis.
Trump's concerns on the legislation, though, appeared unrelated to the argument made by civil libertarians in the lead-up to the vote.
The internet is in strong knee-jerk reaction mode to comments that, as of right now, President Donald Trump only allegedly said.