Trump attacks Obama and Harris speeches in real-time, all-caps tweets

President Donald Trump did not hide that he was closely following the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, firing off tweets in real time as former President Barack Obama and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris delivered withering criticisms of his presidency.

The first of Trump's all-caps broadsides came less than 10 minutes into his predecessor’s speech, as Obama unleashed a blistering attack on Trump’s presidency and his character.

“HE SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, AND GOT CAUGHT!” Trump accused Obama, repeating a false conspiracy theory stemming from the FBI’s surveillance of Trump campaign associates in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Trump fired off a second tweet seven minutes later, implying that there was more to the story behind Obama waiting until his former vice president, Joe Biden, cleared a crowded field of Democratic White House hopefuls before endorsing him.

“WHY DID HE REFUSE TO ENDORSE SLOW JOE UNTIL IT WAS ALL OVER, AND EVEN THEN WAS VERY LATE? WHY DID HE TRY TO GET HIM NOT TO RUN?” the president wrote.

“I know a predator when I see one,” Harris said of the president in her nomination speech, alluding to her prosecutorial background.

Trump returned the favor by attempting to revive tensions between Harris and Biden from last year’s primary, mischaracterizing a high-profile clash over Biden’s record on race issues.

“BUT DIDN’T SHE CALL HIM A RACIST??? DIDN’T SHE SAY HE WAS INCOMPETENT???” Trump asked.

But Harris specifically noted when she interrogated Biden about bussing that she did not view the former vice president as racist. She also never called Biden incompetent.

Trump’s tweets on Wednesday come as he has attempted to counterprogram the Democratic convention for much of this week, making campaign stops in three potential swing states on Monday and Tuesday while holding a coronavirus briefing earlier Wednesday during which he announced his latest effort to scrap the Iran nuclear deal.

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