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

CNN political commentator Joe Lockhart said President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president 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.”

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“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 ClintonFormer Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' NYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info New Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar MORE and the actor Robert DeNiro, among others.

An 11th package addressed to Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerNew Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Team Trump criticizes Sanders for vote against USMCA MORE (D-N.J.) was discovered early Friday.   

“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.