President Donald Trump lashed out at his fellow Republicans on Sunday in a tweet, saying that they “do very little to protect their president,” calling that “very sad.”
“It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President,” Trump said Sunday afternoon in his latest tweet.
Trump spent Sunday morning at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, returning to the White House about 3 p.m. He sent the tweet about an hour and a half later.
He also tweeted Sunday about the “phony Russian Witch Hunt.”
“As the phony Russian Witch Hunt continues, two groups are laughing at this excuse for a lost election taking hold, Democrats and Russians!” the president tweeted.
Trump also tweeted about fellow Republicans on Saturday, saying it is time for the GOP Senators to step up on health care.
“The Republican Senators must step up to the plate and, after 7 years, vote to Repeal and Replace. Next, Tax Reform and Infrastructure. WIN!” he wrote.
It is not clear which Republicans Trump was referring to in his Sunday tweet. It is also not known exactly what kind of protection he is looking for.
His comments came on the a day after former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, one of Trump’s rivals during the GOP primary race last year, called out Republicans and Trump for their handling of the Russian election interference investigation. His comments were made during OZY Fest in New York City on Saturday, and were widely reported Sunday.
“If your opponent does things that you, your head explodes on, if Barack Obama did something as it’s related to Russia, you say ‘this is outrageous,’ all this stuff, then when your guy does the same thing, have the same passion to be critical,” Bush said, according to The Hill.
About Trump, Bush said his presidency has been chaotic, focusing on recent reports that Trump is looking into his pardon powers and attacking independent counsel Robert Mueller.
“You get disciplined when your team says, ‘No, Mr. President, let’s stay focused on these policy objectives,'” Bush said, according to Business Insider. “Don’t disparage people,don’t go after Mueller, don’t say you’re going to pardon yourself or whatever. Don’t do all that. Govern.”
He also criticized the way image the president displays to the world.
“The president is the prime minister and the king. He or she, eventually, will be the symbol of the country, and also the prime minister responsible for making government work,” Bush said, according to Business Insider. “And right now, our president doesn’t view that job as important. Look at history. History is important. When presidents inspire us, we do better. And that’s what we need to get back to.”