Spicer: Trump's Tweets Are 'Official Statements By The President'


Fifty-three percent of Republicans agree that the president tweets too much.

President Donald Trump uses his Twitter account like a modern day (but nasty rhetoric-filled) fireside chat. For instance, several days into the scandal over James Comey's firing, Trump tweeted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

In its effort to regain control of its message, the White House has curtailed press briefings, redirected questions on the Russian Federation investigation to an outside lawyer and planned a major infrastructure policy rollout for this week.

Recent tweets from Trump in relation to his "travel ban" against six predominately Muslim countries, for example, could come back to haunt him in the Supreme Court.

When Grenell wrote, "Breaking: DC reporters are NOT tweeting the line where Comey destroys their anonymous sourced narratives", Trump Jr. added: "I wonder why that is???"

But the general public is growing increasingly concerned with his tweeting, according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey that shows growing discontent - even among the president's own base - with his use of the social media platform.

After all, Trump had tweeted during a previous hearing involving Comey. Americans of all political stripes are increasingly coming to that consensus.

It remains to be seen whether or not the institute will actually sue Trump if he does not acquiesce. "We know how to fight better than anybody and we never give up", he said.

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"He's very quick to make rash tweets out or they're very random-seeming", said Steele.

White House national security advisor Sebastian Gorka told CNN one day earlier that there's a difference between tweets and policy and @realDonaldTrump's feed is the former, not the latter. Since that's not going to happen, his staff is pressuring the media to ignore Trump's tweets.

On Monday, Sanders took the podium and appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Spicer would be a less frequent on-camera presence for the White House.

The institute, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Columbia University, said it believes his account is a "designated public forum" and threatened legal action if the president didn't comply. It's important that Kasowitz, who is rough around the edges, was guiding him.

Forty percent of those surveyed said they thought Trump will not serve out his four-year term.

Trump rants about nearly everything on Twitter but chooses to remain silent on his administration's controversies and the nation's tragedies.

There were a lot of theories as to why Trump wasn't tweeting.


But some aides doubt that the leader of the free world can control himself for an entire weekend.