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CNN Political Director: Trump 'Desperate' for Opponents

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 11:42 AM

President Donald Trump is issuing criticism on Twitter to create rivals that would serve as distractions from focusing on White House issues, according to CNN's political director David Chalian.

"Let's be clear about what he's doing now this morning, obviously. He is desperate for an enemy," Chalian said, referring to tweets from Trump Thursday in which he critiqued Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

"What he had last November that he didn't now have as president is an opponent who he's running against, and so that's what this lashing-out is on Twitter," Chalian said Thursday on CNN's "New Day."

"He is desperate to get back into a place like he did with 'Little Marco' or 'Crooked Hillary' or 'Lyin' Ted,' and form opponents so he can find a way to build back up," Chalian said, referring to Trump's campaign nicknames for political opponents Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, and Ted Cruz.

The political director said Trump is reacting to criticism as he has before.

"This is almost like Donald Trump paint-by-numbers. He is rocked by the coverage. He then leaks out word that there is no regret, no turning back at all, no apologies whatsoever. Then he starts lashing out to find opponents," Chalian said.

Trump called Flake "toxic." In another tweet, he said that Graham was "publicity seeking."

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President Donald Trump is issuing criticism on Twitter to create rivals that would serve as distractions from focusing on White House issues, according to CNN's political director David Chalian.
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