White House: Trump's tweets are 'official statements'

At least twice, Trump directly twisted Khan's words to insult him about his response to the attacks.

The president appeared to double down on his Twitter usage when White House officials announced that Trump plans to live tweet former FBI Director James Comey Senate hearing Thursday.

Both of these statements can't be true.

"They are also limited in their ability to participate in comment threads associated with your tweets".

Lots of us speak our mind freely on social media, but when the leader of the free world does it, bypassing long-standing channels of communication, it creates a stir.

Trump contends that the "fake" mainstream media are "working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media".

"I think he can improve on some of his delivery messages, of course".

Many of us have, on one or more occasions, harmed ourselves with a tweet. And that's all thanks to Twitter.

Eric Goldman, a Santa Clara University law professor who focuses on internet law, said that previous cases involving politicians blocking users on Facebook supported the Knight Institute's position.

Earlier, Spicer also defended the content of Trump's messages on Twitter, pointing out their effectiveness during the 2016 campaign.

Once again, we are debating Donald Trump and the Twitter phenomenon.

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"You take them seriously because they are our President's thoughts".

"They are not policy", he told CNN. So there is a balance.

But while Spicer flaunted Trump's millions of followers, other White House officials have sought to delineate the difference between the tweets and official forms of presidential correspondence.

"I think it's that it's the dissonance", Neiss said. Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify Thursday about his private discussions with Trump and the Russian Federation investigation has lapped into the White House, with questions about the President's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.

So. Um. Here's the thing.

Reporters writing about Trump's White House are actually not the ones attacking his use of social media, but some of his aides and fellow Republicans in Congress have often suggested that Trump ought to curtail his thought-of-the-moment postings he makes at virtually any hour of the day. That Twitter is the authentic Trump, the one not lawyered up and filtered down.

The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Yet the president's tweets, while informal, do not stick to topics of no outcome. Since that's not going to happen, his staff is pressuring the media to ignore Trump's tweets.