Trump upends efforts as White House attempts to regroup

Cheryl Sanders
June 9, 2017

Two advisers to President Donald Trump attacked morning show hosts for covering the president's tweets after he issued a series of statements pushing his "travel ban", an executive order banning US entry for individuals from six majority Muslim nations.

White House officials had been discussing the possibility of hiring former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to spearhead an internal "war room" to battle the various controversies emanating from a Justice Department probe into contacts between Trump aides and Russian Federation.

Over the weekend, a software engineer created a Twitter bot that turns Trump's tweets into official-looking presidential statements. The timing couldn't have been better, as Trump spent Monday morning on a remarkable tear of shit-posting, starting with a misrepresentation of statements by the mayor of London following a terrorism attack, and then progressing to insisting that yes, he really, really wants to institute a travel ban.

"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to [the Supreme Court]", Trump said in just one of many tweets aimed at his Justice Department and immigration executive order.

There is practically nothing which defines Trump's presidency more than Trump on Twitter, which has been an open route into whatever is on his mind. Both Corey Lewandowki, Trump's former campaign manager, and David Bossie, another former Trump campaign hand, had been under consideration, but it appears increasingly unlikely either plan to formally join the administration.

"His tweets are the policy", Cuomo insisted.

So a new Twitter account is automatically transforming his social media outbursts into official-looking press releases from the White House.

Sessions remains at the Justice Department, where a spokeswoman told CNN that he is not stepping down. The host reminded her that Trump prefers to communicate through Twitter. 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.

Trump's tweets have become the target of mockery for his opponents.

Monday was another one of those days: a day in which the president of the United States woke up, grabbed his phone, and began to tweet out whatever was on his mind while he, it seems, watched television.

In an appearance on NBC's "Today Show", Conway said people in England had tried to inform authorities about the suspects before the attacks happened.

But Trump's team thinks the president can refocus attention on his legislative agenda, raising issues such as healthcare and infrastructure in a way that might rally his supporters and encourage lawmakers to understand his support, and theirs if they cooperate with him, remains strong.

"One of the handsome things about social media is it allows the conversation to seem very personal", said Ms.

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