In a tweet sent on Thursday morning, Grassley wrote: “Whoever keeps watch on [Donald Trump] at WH have the economist there especially Navarro read WSJ oped by Henninger.”
He added, “This is what I’ve been preaching to the President for two [years]./President [would] benefit [from] reading it / IN TURN USA BENEFITS.”
Whoever keeps watch on @realDonaldTrump at WH have the economist there especially Navarro read WSJ oped by Henninger This is what I’ve been preaching to the President for two yrs./President wld benefit fr reading it / IN TURN USA BENEFITS— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) January 2, 2020
Grassley appears to be talking about a column by The Wall Street Journal editorial writer Daniel Henninger.
Henninger’s most recent column, titled “Will the ’20s Roar Again?” addresses economic issues and praised tax cuts.
In the piece, Henninger declared that, because of Trump’s tax cuts, “the consumer is again king.” He also criticized tariffs but, largely, the column spoke on about how wonderful everybody was in the 1920s.
This isn’t even the first time that Grassley has tweeted at Trump, hoping to get him to read something. In early 2017, he made it a bit of a habit, though, at the time, he wasn’t tagging the president in his tweets.
In February of 2017, Grassley tweeted at “whoever monitors twitter at WH for President Trump” and called for the president to “start declassifying.”
Whoever monitors twitter at WH for Pres Trump get on subject of my immediate tweet and stop overclassification & start declassifying— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) February 11, 2017
On the next day, the Iowa senator sent out a tweet asking when the White House would be open for public tours and saying that his wife wanted to know. That was during the usual period just after the inauguration in which the White House is closed to the public.
Whoever monitors twitter at WH for businessman president Trump "when is WH going to be opened for public tours?" Mrs G wants to know— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) February 12, 2017
But Grassley probably would have had better luck in getting the president’s attention if he appeared on Fox News. On Thursday, around the same time that Grassley was tweeting at him, Trump was tweeting at his favorite network and complaining about impeachment.