White House defends Trump's scathing tweets

Cheryl Sanders
June 7, 2017

Any attempt to differentiate between Trump's Twitter feed and the official voice of the White House is a distinction without a difference.

Top White House spokesman Sean Spicer won't say whether the president has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"The problem with these tweets isn't that they irritate his enemies, but that they empower them", and the president must consider whether he is more interested in helping his agenda succeed or "blasting off his thoughts to the world in utterly ungoverned fashion", the Examiner said.

Spicer did not provide a specific answer when asked at Tuesday's press briefing if Trump was concerned that his tweets Monday could be used against him in the ongoing legal battle over the travel ban executive order.

Calling it a Muslim Ban isn't ok, according to the courts.

Trump's Monday tweets may have undercut his efforts to persuade the Supreme Court to reinstate his revised ban, experts said.

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President Trump's Twitter account may be popular among his fans at home, but his latest missives are complicating the work of American diplomats overseas.

The U.S. ambassador to Qatar is also on the spot this week after Trump linked Qatar on Twitter with the "funding of Radical Ideology" and seemingly took sides with Saudi Arabia in Monday's diplomatic flare-up with Qatar. With that in mind, a software developer in Missouri has created a new bot that transforms Trump's unhinged social media rants into the official statements they are.

Sanders said that Spicer was at work. "Please understand the difference". "I don't, if I haven't had a discussion with him about a subject, I tend not to speak about it".

"I think it's just the obsession over every detail of the president's tweets", she said.

Tuesday, Spicer called Trump's penchant for tweeting an example of his messaging prowess.

That messaging efficiency will soon be tested, on issues like the controversial travel ban executive order as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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