President Donald Trump was unsparing in his Twitter-based attacks on Monday, calling the Justice Department and FBI an “embarrassment to our country,” slamming the news media, taking on retail giant Amazon, and blaming Democrats for a “dead” DACA program.
The outburst came as Trump returned to Washington in what is expected to be a relatively quiet week, with Congress away and few major events scheduled. Some in the White House viewed the attacks as an outgrowth of that unfilled time.
“He definitely seems to have that anxiousness that comes with boredom,” one White House official said.
Even the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, which Trump attended briefly on Monday, did not seem to brighten his mood. While there, he told reporters that Democrats missed an opportunity on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and “now people are taking advantage of DACA, and that’s a shame.”
Trump opened Monday where he left off the day before at Mar-a-Lago, accusing Mexico of not doing enough to stop illegal immigration.
“Mexico has the absolute power not to let these large ‘Caravans’ of people enter their country. They must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws,” Trump wrote. “Congress must immediately pass Border Legislation, use Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People. Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!”