Trump hits Biden, media, Democrats ahead of D-Day ceremony

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE early Wednesday mocked Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger pens op-ed in defense of Biden: 'I stuttered once, too. I dare you to mock me' MORE's rollout of his climate plan, complained about press coverage and blasted ongoing Democratic investigations into his administration in the hours before he attended a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 

The president fired off seven tweets between 6:55 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. local time, largely commenting on news from the U.S. while he's been on a state visit in the United Kingdom.


Trump hit Biden after the Democratic presidential hopeful unveiled a plan to battle climate change that contained multiple passages lifted from climate policy think tanks. The former vice president's campaign later acknowledged the issue and updated the proposal with citations.

"Plagiarism charge against Sleepy Joe Biden on his ridiculous Climate Change Plan is a big problem, but the Corrupt Media will save him," Trump tweeted. "His other problem is that he is drawing flies, not people, to his Rallies. Nobody is showing up, I mean nobody. You can’t win without people!"

Trump's state visit to Japan a week earlier was largely overshadowed by his repeated criticism of Biden.

The president on Tuesday morning also shared a quote attributed to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyCalifornia sues Trump administration over fracking Trump: Impeachment timing intended to hurt Sanders Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 MORE (R-Calif.) supporting his threat of tariffs against Mexico.

He additionally weighed in on Democratic investigations in the House after news broke that the White House instructed former officials Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump must be removed — for more than reasons offered in impeachment 2019 in Photos: 35 pictures in politics Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe MORE and Annie Donaldson not to comply with document requests from the House Judiciary Committee.

"House Democrats, fresh off a Republican victory against them (in Federal Court) on the Wall, keep asking people to come and testify regarding the No Collusion Witch Hunt," Trump tweeted. "They are very unhappy with the Mueller Report, especially with his corrective letter, & now want a Do Over!"

Democrats in the House are investigating the Trump administration for abuse of power and corruption, but the White House has stonewalled requests for documents and testimony. 

Trump also took aim at another familiar target prior to the D-Day ceremony in Portsmouth, England, hitting the news media over what he perceived as unfair coverage. The president claimed the press was holding back his poll numbers, which have remained in the low or mid-40 percent range for the majority of his term.

"If the totally Corrupt Media was less corrupt, I would be up by 15 points in the polls based on our tremendous success with the economy, maybe Best Ever!" Trump tweeted. "If the Corrupt Media was actually fair, I would be up by 25 points. Nevertheless, despite the Fake News, we’re doing great!"

Trump typically receives positive marks on his handling of the economy, but low marks in other areas such as foreign policy. A RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Trump's approval during his first term has peaked at 46 percent.

The president also continued to fixate on coverage of protests of his visit, emphasizing that he was treated warmly.

Thousands of protesters gathered in London to voice their displeasure with Trump's state visit. But the president has commented during each day of his trip that he did not witness the large-scale demonstrations, but only saw positive reactions to his presence.

"I kept hearing that there would be 'massive' rallies against me in the UK, but it was quite the opposite," Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. "The big crowds, which the Corrupt Media hates to show, were those that gathered in support of the USA and me. They were big & enthusiastic as opposed to the organized flops!"

Trump may not have seen the full scale of the protests, as his visit was largely contained to cordoned-off parts of central London.

He added in a separate tweet that he "could not have been treated more warmly in the United Kingdom by the Royal Family or the people."

The president arrived at the D-Day ceremony in Portsmouth at about 11 a.m. local time. He is set to meet with veterans of the invasion later on Wednesday before departing for Ireland. He will attend another D-Day commemoration in Normandy on Thursday.