WASHINGTON — Rep. Mark Meadows has been showing up a lot lately on President Trump’s Twitter feed.
The 11th District North Carolina Republican and chairman of the U.S. House Freedom Caucus is one of Trump’s most fervent defenders, and he’s been using Twitter to lash out against the president’s critics since Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report was released last week.
Trump appreciates Meadows having his back.
On Thursday, the president retweeted two of Meadows’ posts attacking House Democrats over their response to the Mueller report. Trump retweeted another post linking to a news article about one of Meadows’ tweets.
In one post that Trump shared with his nearly 60 million Twitter followers, Meadows wrote, “We knew they wouldn’t give up. The collusion delusion fell flat, and now reports say House Democrats are preparing to “ramp up” their investigations of President Trump. Not “move on”—“ramp up.” They’re doubling down. This is a myopic obsession with politically targeting POTUS.”
Trump also retweeted a post in which Meadows blasted Democrats for demanding an unredacted version of the Mueller report. “They’re not interested in transparency. They want a political foil,” Meadows wrote.
Trump on Thursday retweeted a flurry of posts from Republican members of Congress attacking the Mueller investigation, criticizing Democratic lawmakers and backing Trump’s calls for a national emergency along the southern U.S. border.
The president’s retweets came after he fired off a series of his own posts, including sharp criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden — who formally jumped into the 2020 presidential race.
He wrote to Biden: “Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”
Robin Bravender is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Newsroom network, of which Policy Watch is a member.