Trump starts off his Twitter tirade essentially making his bullet points all over again. 


This is mostly a hodgepodge of misinformation and wishful thinking. 

It does NOT reflect the actual facts on the ground.

So where does Trump get his facts?

Where else, Fox News.


In other words, Trump is taking his information from a fake news outlet that essentially just tells him what he wants to hear and reinforces his prejudices.

In response to these conflicting reports, one version based on good intel from experienced agents, and one version pulled out of somebody’s ass at Fox News, Trump decides to mansplain the situation to his intelligence chiefs. 


“Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school.”

That is an amazing, and truly troubling, sentence.