Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping

Donald Trump's Tweets Are Providing the Real Story of His Presidency Conway's husband defends criticism of Trump tweets
Clarence Schmidt | 09 June, 2017, 02:50

"The president is president of the United States, so they are considered official statements by the president of the United States", said Spicer.

Fiorina, in a POLITICO "Women Rule" podcast released late Tuesday, meanwhile, advised Trump to "stop tweeting", calling his posts on the social media platform "insulting" and "distracting".

Four top law firms turned down White House requests to represent President Donald Trump in the ongoing Russian Federation probe - and many cited his infamous unwillingness to heed legal advice as a key reason.

Trump then launched a renewed attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in the city.

The ACLU, which frequently speaks out against Trump's travel ban in courts, said on Twitter that it may use Trump's tweets about the ban in its argument at the Supreme Court.

An even larger percentage of Trump voters (61%) say it is time for him to shake up his staff, though they are reluctant to point any fingers.

"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.", Trump tweeted Monday, ignoring the fact that he oversees the department and signed the second version of the ban.

Well, we don't want to be like rubberneckers at a fender bender, but on Thursday, should the president start live-tweeting, you can bet we'll all be monitoring his Twitter feed and sharing.

"I understand you've explained several times that the president likes to have this conduit where he can talk directly to the American people", Roberts said.

Neiss likes to make bots - his previous viral bot tweeted out the names, photos and fates of Jews fleeing Europe aboard the St. Louis in 1939, most of whom were forced to return home.

Another 53 percent said it hurts the United States' standing in the world.

In an interview with NBC's "The Today Show", Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway downplayed Trump's tweets and said there's an "obsession with covering everything Trump says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president". But, I think it's fascinating that he has Twitter at his fingers and it's kind of rewarding, so we know that there aren't any hidden messages in anything he has to say.

What a president says and does is news-particularly when a president talks about what he's doing, has done, or plans to do.

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