On Wednesday, news broke that the FBI raided the home of President Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager Paul Manafort on July 26. The raid was part of the Justice Department investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
That day was also one of the wilder rides on Twitter for the president, and now people are surmising that perhaps his erratic tweets stemmed from knowledge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s actions. (The Washington Post‘s scoop does not say if the president was aware of the matter).
Trump’s day began with a three-tweet cliffhanger that ended in the transgender military ban.
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
….victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
No one knows what prompted the announcement, which caught the entire country by surprise. Trump then followed it up by blasting then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
…big dollars ($700,000) for his wife's political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
He followed that with an all-caps proclamation about not worshipping government.
IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT – WE WORSHIP GOD!🎥https://t.co/jIejSgVnnA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
Whether his actions that day were prompted by news of the Manafort raid is yet unknown, but there’s no denying that the very same day the FBI raided his former campaign manager’s house, he was blasting the man in charge of the agency.