Donald Trump Jr. is all over the bombshell story of former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice playing a role in the “incidental surveillance” of his father.
President Donald Trump’s namesake took to Twitter Tuesday to credit Mike Cernovich for breaking the story… and to grant him a Pulitzer!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 4, 2017
Both Fox News and Bloomberg News reported on the Rice connection Monday, but Cernovich was up with the story a full day earlier:
The reaction on social media included the observation that Cernovich getting the scoop over the media giants is a “massive deal,” according to Axios reporter, Jonathan Swan. It even sparked worried speculation about who next might get direct access to the White House.
And the story itself may prove to be “massive” as well, as details continue to shake out on what role the Obama White House may have played in spying on his successor.
As Twitchy noted, Kellyanne Conway also chimed in and threw some credit Cernovich’s way when he held his own on 60 minutes in a feature about ‘fake news’:
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) April 3, 2017
And, Will Sommer, campaign editor at The Hill didn’t like it one bit.
Weird to see a top WH staffer praising a major figure on the alt right https://t.co/2rp32M97hy
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) April 3, 2017
As for Trump’s tweet, he took some gruff for praising Cernovich, given his spotty past.
Good lord. How long before you seriously regret tweeting this? https://t.co/WTLY0KthLf
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) April 4, 2017
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) April 4, 2017
It’s rough out there.
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