CNN commentator: Trump acting ‘like a mental patient’ with 3:30 a.m. tweets

CNN political commentator Joe Lockhart said President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE is “acting like a mental patient” with his early morning tweet criticizing the network over its coverage of the bombs sent to CNN and Democratic Party leaders.

“Frankly, I am a little tired about worrying about the president’s psyche,” Lockhart, a former press secretary for President Clinton, said on “New Day.”


“He was elected to be president of the United States, not a mental patient and being up at 3:30 in the morning,” Lockhart said. “You know, there’s the famous ad about it — ‘If a call comes at 3:30, will the president...’ — this guy is tweeting and criticizing people who are just reporting the news.” 

Trump ripped CNN earlier on Friday in a tweet that said he was being unfairly criticized over the explosives sent to former President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida The Hill's Campaign Report: Presidential polls tighten weeks out from Election Day More than 50 Latino faith leaders endorse Biden MORE and the actor Robert DeNiro, among others.

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“Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, ‘it’s just not Presidential!’” Trump tweeted.

CNN has come under criticism from some on the right for on-screen headlines that seemingly hold the president responsible for inciting the person or people behind the bombs.

“Trump has no plans to bear any personal responsibility for inciting serial bomber,” read one headline.

Earlier in the week after CNN’s headquarters was evacuated, CNN President Jeff Zucker drew a link between the bombs and the rhetoric against the press from Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.