His Twitter habits certainly give him even more command over the news cycle than presidents already possess: A Trump tweetstorm is now the epitome of must-see social media.
Whether made on Twitter, said in a speech, or released on paper, all are statements from the president.
According to Neiss, he got the idea from ex-Obama administration employee Pat Cunnane who tweeted out his own mockup of a presidential statement last week after Trump tweeted about the London terror attack. Some Trump aides have often been hard-pressed to explain what Trump meant in some of his tweets.
The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. "It's not policy. It's social media, Chris".
Moments later, a question was asked whether the tweets are an official White House document. Both Corey Lewandowki, Trump's former campaign manager, and David Bossie, another former Trump campaign hand, had been under consideration, but it appears increasingly unlikely either plan to formally join the administration.
"I have not had that discussion with him", Spicer told reporters during a White House briefing, adding: "if I haven't had a discussion with him about a subject, I tend not to speak about it".
Much of the media has always found it unseemly-now the preferred word is "unpresidential"-that Trump riffs on social media and strafes various targets, including of course the press".
"This is part of my job as well", Sanders said. In a "tweet storm" - an increasingly ubiquitous feature of the platform - Conway's husband argued Monday that the president's tweets doubling down on the nomenclature of his travel ban were imperiling the Justice Department's chances of having his controversial executive order reinstated by the Supreme Court.
Ethics rules prohibit lawyers from presenting arguments in briefs and in court that they do not believe to be true. In a series of Monday morning tweets, Trump says the Justice Department "should have stayed" with his first executive order aimed at temporarily halting entry to the USA from a half-dozen Muslim majority countries. "Sad", wrote Conway, who recently withdrew his name from consideration for a top post at the Justice Department. The results have varied, with Kellyanne Conway and Sebastian Gorka attempting to paint the media as being obsessed with the issue while deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders brushed off Trump's Twitter attacks on the Mayor of London, claiming the media is spinning it a different way. What if Trump's Twitter account is hacked or compromised.
"What he's saying is, 'I'm the president, I'm the tough guy, I wanted a very tough travel ban and the damn lawyers are weakening it, '" Dershowitz said.