New Twitter Bot Translates Donald Trump's Tweets Into 'Official' White House Statements
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 9:50
One of the things that makes Donald J. Trump an unprecedented figure in American politics is his frequent use of social media - specifically, Twitter - to make personal pronouncements on matters large and small.
"I think we've made it clear with respect that the court should follow the law", Spicer replied.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump's tweets should be taken as official statements, contradicting other White House officials who have tamped down on the official nature of the tweets in recent days. Republicans were slightly more approving of Trump's Twitter behavior than the general population, however, as 69 percent of all registered voters say that the president tweets too much.
Those struggles are coming to a head as fired FBI Director James Comey is set to testify on Capitol Hill Thursday.
"The President is the President of the United States", Spicer said at his daily press briefing.
The next poll may indicate even higher disenchantment with Trump's tweets. A White House spokeswoman did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment. "It's not policy, it's not an executive order, it's social media".
The most common one is that someone took Trump's phone away, ensuring that he simply lacked the ability to tweet.
During a Monday morning appearance on the Today Show, Kellyanne Conway condemned the media's "obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".
The stories are referring to such tweets as this one: "The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C". While they want to push policy reforms, like they did over the weekend, they nearly always find themselves getting distracted by 140-character messages from the President himself.
But as long as President Donald Trump has a smartphone, no White House strategy is safe. "But at the same time I do think that the media obsesses over every period, dot". The New York Times said in a front-page story that Trump "may have irretrievably undermined his lawyers' efforts to persuade the Supreme Court" to uphold his travel ban.
On Monday, Trump derided the revised travel ban and criticized his own Justice Department's handling of the controversial case.
"The words of the president matter whether they're spoken, written in a press release or sent out in a Tweet", said Ryan Williams, a political communications consultant and longtime spokesman for Mitt Romney.
DAVIS: There was a legitimate belief that the president might stop tweeting now because now he's president and that you can't do that as president.