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

09 Juin 2017

Another 48 percent say his tweets hurt GOP lawmakers up for reelection next year. "If I haven't had a discussion with him about a subject, I tend not to speak about it".

Just a day earlier though, White House National Security advisor Sebastian Gorka made a contradictory statement, "it's not policy, it's social media, please understand the difference".

Yet, yesterday, two spokespersons minimized the importance of the President's tweets. Even 53 percent of GOP voters say he tweets too much, though they do believe his tweets are a good instead of bad thing.

JULIE DAVIS: They are the statements that are the most in Trump's voice of anything we get from this White House.

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

CUOMO: It's not social media. "It's social media. You know the difference, right?" During a Monday morning appearance on the Today Show, Kellyanne Conway condemned the media's "obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president". The media, whatever you think of us, is dependent on access - of being given glimpses into who this President (or any president) really is and how they go about making their minds up on a given issue.

"Well the president is the President of the United States, so I guess they're considered statements by the President of the United States", he said. The president got into a spat with London's mayor, seemed to be making new global policy toward Qatar and complicated his attorneys' efforts to defend his travel ban executive order.

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At that point, polls predicted she would massively increase the slim majority she had inherited from predecessor David Cameron. Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit.

Neal Katyal, a former senior official on Barack Obama's Justice Department who is representing Hawaii in challenging the ban, underscored the point Monday. Mimicking a favorite Trump expression, Conway wrote on Twitter that the president's comment on the travel ban won't help the administration get votes in the Supreme Court, "which is what actually matters".

Asked whether Trump's tweets signal a shift away from Qatar and toward Saudi Arabia, Nauert stressed, "Our relationship with Qatar is one that is strong".

Trump voters also have a bone to pick with the president himself.

During Comey's testimony, Donald Trump Jr. provided a running commentary on his Twitter feed.

Trump Jr.'s posts were more specific and pointed.

Of the top White House staff, chief strategist Steve Bannon was the person Trump voters selected most often for possible termination, at 27 percent. But they are the most direct window into the President's thinking.

Spicer was replaced in the White House briefing room by his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who rejected suggestions the embattled spokesman was stepping down.