Trump's Tuesday Morning Tweets: August Recess, Dem Obstruction, the Olympics, and More

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Posted: Jul 11, 2017 8:20 AM
Trump's Tuesday Morning Tweets: August Recess, Dem Obstruction, the Olympics, and More

August recess, Democratic obstruction, the Olympics, and the military plane crash were on President Trump’s mind Tuesday morning.

He started off the morning with a retweet from “Fox & Friends” showing Sen. Ted Cruz arguing that Congress shouldn’t go on August recess until legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare is passed.

"It’s crazy that we would be taking a recess," Cruz told Fox News's "Hannity" Monday night. "There are a bunch of us, myself included, that have been urging leadership back from January [to] not take any recesses.

"Let’s work every day, let’s work weekends, let’s work until we get the job done," Cruz added. "We have a job to do and a short window of time, and so we ought to stop taking recesses, stop taking time off and just keep going until we get it done."

Trump then turned his attention to obstruction.

“The Senate Democrats have only confirmed 48 of 197 Presidential Nominees. They can't win so all they do is slow things down & obstruct!” he wrote.

The White House argued Monday that the stalled nominations were putting national security at risk.

“In an effort to prevent President Trump from following through on the policies for which the American people voted, Senate Democrats are putting his nominations through time-consuming parliamentary procedures not seen by the previous administration,” the White House said in a statement.

The president also commented on L.A.’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

“Working hard to get the Olympics for the United States (L.A.). Stay tuned!” he wrote.

Finally, Trump offered his condolences to all affected by the Marine Corps plane crash in Mississippi that killed at least 16 people.

“Marine Plane crash in Mississippi is heartbreaking. Melania and I send our deepest condolences to all!” he said.

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