The Ravings of a Lunatic: Trump's Tweets Are Now Official Presidential Statements
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 1:58
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.
"That's not true", Conway said, though Trump has not given any interviews since early May.
"Do I want to be associated with this president and his policies?" the attorney said in explaining the firms' concerns about working for Trump. Then he gravitated to the Department of Justice for watering down his travel ban, and the Supreme courts calling them "slow and political", and Monday he doubled down on "extreme vetting" of those coming into the U.S.
President Trump continues to use Twitter to voice his unfiltered opinions. At least twice, Trump directly twisted Khan's words to insult him about his response to the attacks. The Washington Post said in a front-page story that "the president's tweets could significantly damage his administration's effort to restore the ban".
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, meanwhile, slammed the media during an appearance on the "Today" show for "this obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president". As it's first order of business, the bot reformatted a divisive tweet in which Trump wrote, "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people".
Lots of us speak our mind freely on social media, but when the leader of the free world does it, bypassing long-standing channels of communication, it creates a stir.
"I have not had a discussion with him about that", Spicer replied when asked how much confidence Trump has in Sessions by ABC's Jonathan Karl.
The alleged deteriorating relationship between Trump and Spicer reportedly deepened when the president held the press secretary responsible for not better handling the outrage over his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. 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. Whether made on Twitter, said in a speech, or released on paper, all are statements from the president.