Published: Wed, June 07, 2017
Local | By Adrian Hale

Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's tweets should be taken as official statements, NBC News reported.

The bot was inspired by a viral tweet from former Obama White House official Pat Cunnane, who reformatted one of Trump's Sunday tweets so that it looked like an official statement, issued by the White House.

The frustration between Trump and Sessions has gone both ways, with Justice Department officials upset that the President's tweets and comments caused problems for Sessions and Rosenstein in the wake of the Comey firing.

"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.

Trump's Twitter usage has been a cornerstone of his presidency, offering a window into his thinking, sometimes at the expense of his administration's messaging. Despite bipartisan complaints about his continued 140-character habit, Trump has persisted in making his views known on social media.

In his latest barrage of Twitter comments this week, he quoted London's Muslim mayor out of context and then assailed him for his response to the deadly attacks in the British capital. He also complained that his own Justice Department was at fault in its defense of his ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries and attacked USA courts as "slow and political" in keeping the country safe from terrorism.

What's remarkable is that Trump's logic regarding his Twitter feed isn't even the most tortured defense of his social media practices out there this morning.

On Monday, Trump derided the revised travel ban and criticized his own Justice Department's handling of the controversial case. "But at the same time I do think that the media obsesses over every period, dot".

"I have not had a discussion with him about that", Spicer said.

Trump also has a presidential @POTUS Twitter account. Pressed further, Spicer said, "I have not had that discussion with [Trump], and if I haven't had a discussion about a subject, I tend not to speak about it".

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