"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that can not be limited without being lost".
Lifting a quote from a 200-year-old letter that Jefferson had written to the doctor who treated Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson, his daughter, and tweeting it may seem random and innocuous on the surface, but its timing suggests otherwise.
On Saturday, Trump sent a tweet that again criticized CNN, although he also recognized the network's global influence. Also Trump's tweet spawned a new joke format.
"The outside world does not see the truth from them!" he wrote.
The MAGAPill website and its Twitter page peddle numerous other conspiracy theories, including the belief that a shadowy "deep state" wants to kill Trump.
The president's tweet Saturday is not the first time he's spoken about CNN in terms of the worldwide community. That's yours. Our job is to report the news. MAGAPill has also pushed the conspiracy theory that DNC employee Seth Rich was murdered for handing DNC emails over to Wikileaks, and it has alleged that Hillary Clinton's campaign was responsible for the Russian ads that circulated on social media ahead of the presidential election. And some on Twitter didn't think Trump's tweet was an accident.
The president on Saturday fired off a tweet that praised Fox News as superior to CNN and accused it of misrepresenting America to the rest of the world.
Hours later, Comey tweeted a sermon from the late English Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon. The outside world does not see the truth from them! Comey explained hours later that he included the picture because he likes it and it reminded him of his favorite Bible verse.
It seems that Trump just won't let up this weekend, and CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins joked that this one came at a particularly inopportune time - many were tuned into the Auburn-Alabama football game.