Trump defends tweeting as way to get out 'honest' message
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 3:43
President Donald Trump has defended his use of social media as he claimed the mainstream media does not want him to get his "honest and unfiltered message out". I'm not tangoing with this guy, I've got better things to do, " Khan said in response to Trump's tweets suggesting he was soft on terrorism, snarkily adding, "Isn't he busy?"
"Every time he puts something out there he gets criticized by the media all day every day and guess what, two weeks later he's proven to be right", he said.
He also chided London Mayor Sadiq Khan for telling people there's "no reason to be alarmed" when they see a heightened police presence on the streets in the wake of the London Bridge terror rampage.
Don't expect President Donald Trump to stop tweeting anytime soon. Trump's tweet drew widespread condemnation among United Kingdom lawmakers.
The president's tweeting Monday may have have complicated his administration's legal position arguing in favor of an executive order banning travel to the USA from six majority-Muslim countries. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.
"It makes it harder to argue this is not a Muslim ban, and more importantly, it makes it harder to argue that the president's statements should be irrelevant", Professor Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas told TIME. On Monday, Trump shared a series of tweets addressing his "travel ban", in which he criticized the Justice Department for "watering down" the original version of his executive order - sparking speculation of the implications his tweets could have on upcoming legal hurdles.
While the president's Twitter account has frequently drawn controversy, it undoubtedly served him well during the 2016 election. "Trump is living on this medium". Gorka called it "really disappointing" Cuomo was bringing up Trump's tweets, saying "let's talk about policy". "I think it's a very important tool for him to be able to utilize".