Trump defends tweeting as way to get out 'honest' message

Postado Junho 11, 2017

Trump's use of Twitter also came under fire last week when the President, without context or follow-up for hours, tweeted, "Despite the negative press covfefe" at midnight, only to delete it several hours later.

President Donald Trump has defended his use of social media as he claimed the mainstream media does not want him to get his "honest and unfiltered message out". "They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out".

In a clear reference to Trump's tweets Sunday and Monday criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Clinton said: "It's a time for steady, determined leadership - like we are seeing from local authorities in London, including the mayor of London".

The president added "if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, [Washington Post] or [New York Times], I would have had ZERO chance at winning [White House]".

Those tweets undermine an earlier statement by Trump's communications team, and emphasize the struggle with communicating for a president who is known for his off-the-cuff ability to reach out to his followers directly on Twitter. During that time, aides said, he was simply too busy to tweet.

From June 4-5, Trump fired off a series of controversial tweets in the wake of the London terror attack.

"I think it's a very important tool for him to be able to utilize". These include the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation, his sudden firing of the FBI Director James Comey and the battle over his revised executive order barring migrants from some predominantly Muslim nations. But he has privately urged his boss to self-edit more, according to three people familiar with the situation.

Even Kellyanne Conway's husband said Trump's tweets are hurting his legal case on the travel ban.

On Monday, the president took to Twitter to defend his original travel ban and criticise London's mayor for his response to this weekend's deadly attack.

'And so he may not have conventional style in doing that, but many of his efforts are extremely helpful to us getting our legislation accomplished, ' Short said. George Conway mocked the president with his own tweet. "Don't get in the way of an investigation that could actually clear you". "Sad", wrote Conway, who recently withdrew his name from consideration for a top post at the Justice Department.