WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Once again utilizing one of his favorite outlets, President Donald Trump touched on a variety of different subjects in a lengthy series of posts to Twitter on Friday.
Trump began his day on Twitter with a renewed call for the elimination of the filibuster in the Senate, which he believes is stymieing his legislative agenda.
'With the ridiculous Filibuster Rule in the Senate, Republicans need 60 votes to pass legislation, rather than 51. Can't get votes, END NOW!' Trump tweeted.
Senate rules require 60 votes to advance most bills, which Trump has previously argued allows eight Democrats to control legislation due to Republicans holding 52 seats.
Despite repeated demands by the president, GOP leaders such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., have expressed a reluctance to change the Senate rules.
Trump also responded to an apparent terrorist attack in London, where an explosion on a subway train injured at least 22 people.
'Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!' Trump tweeted.
He added, 'Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner. The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!'
However, British Prime Minister Theresa May called it 'unhelpful' for Trump to speculate about who was behind the attack.
'I never think it is helpful for anyone to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,' May said. 'The police and security services are working to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack and to identify all those responsible.'
In a potentially related tweet, Trump argued that his travel ban should be far larger, tougher and more specific but suggested he was being hampered by political correctness.
Trump also took aim at ESPN after anchor Jemele Hill recently called the president a white supremacist in a post on Twitter.
'ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!' Trump tweeted.
On Wednesday, Hill expressed regret for painting ESPN in an unfair light but pointedly did not apologize for her statement.
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