White House defends Trump as scathing tweets raise concern

Olive Rios
June 9, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has opted not to set up a "war room" in the White House to serve as a rapid-response team to answer accusations involving an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, a White House official said on Tuesday.

NBC News reports, (http://nbcnews.to/2r1qc3w) President Trump's tweets have played a major role in his presidency by "offering a window into his thinking, sometimes at the expense of his administration's own messaging".

To hear President Donald Trump tell it, the people most bothered by his Twitter habits work for the mainstream media.

Morning Consult polled 1,999 registered voters and ran from June 1 through June 2. When it finds a new post, the bot drops the text onto White House letterhead to ensure it's recognized as a formal statement from the president.

"The President is the most effective messenger on his agenda", he said, adding that tweeting had served Trump well during the 2016 presidential campaign. Among independents, the share of voters who said Trump tweets too much was up 22 points, to 70 percent; 82 percent of Democrats agreed, up from 75 percent in December. Thirty-five percent of Trump voters said his use of Twitter was a bad thing, up 11 points from December, while 37 percent of Republicans said the same, up 8 points from late past year.

Fifty-three percent of Republicans, for example, said they believe the president uses the social media platform too often, while 41 to 32 percent said they think it hurts the news media.

"I've said many times both publicly and to the president directly - and I am not in a small group of people who have said this to him - that I think that Twitter is a great tool when used in the right way", he reportedly said. 'They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out'.

If the fact that voters generally disapprove of Trump's constant tweets is bad for him, the Politico poll also underscored that voters disapprove of the Trump presidency and his recent actions such as his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that the "FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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