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This Week In Politics: Presidential Tweet Firestorm – NPR

This Week In Politics: Presidential Tweet FirestormNPRPresident Trump tweeted a video of himself from an old appearance on WrestleMania — he throws a man to the ground and beats him up. In a new version, the CNN logo is superimposed on the man’s head. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email … Article Provided …

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White House Spokeswoman Continues to Defend Trump Tweet

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued to defend President Trump’s personal attack on “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, telling reporters, “When the President gets hit, he is going to hit back harder, as he did today.” “I don’t think it is a surprise to anyone that he …

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White House responds to Comey tape inquiry with Trump tweet

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Trump White House Officials Tweet Like Regular People — And That Can Create Confusion

A Wednesday morning shooting at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress brought an early swirl of confusion — including a well-intentioned but misleading message from White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. With it came a reminder of the anything-goes social media culture fostered by President Trump, and and of …

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White House Official’s Political Tweet Was Illegal, Agency Says

Photo Dan Scavino Jr., the White House director of social media, talking to Sean Spicer, the press secretary, last month outside the Oval Office. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Dan Scavino Jr., the White House director of social media, violated a federal law that prohibits political activity …

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White House social-media director Dan Scavino violated Hatch Act with tweet targeting GOP congressman

Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, was reprimanded for a tweet attacking Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.). (Brian Snyder/Reuters) White House social-media director Dan Scavino Jr. violated a federal law that bars public officials from using their positions for political activity when he urged President Trump’s supporters to …

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Trump tweet on health care spending at odds with White House budget

P resident Trump urged spending more on health care, in a tweet Sunday night —  to “make it the best anywhere” — even as his administration’s budget proposal last week called for broad cuts to health programs, including Medicaid, public health, and medical research funding. It’s unclear what, if anything, …

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Trump again blows up White House statement with a tweet

President Donald Trump lashed out again Thursday at the ongoing inquiries into his presidential campaign and Russia, counteracting an earlier, more measured response from the White House. On Wednesday, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead the probe into Russian interference in …

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