President Donald Trump’s tweets should be “considered official statements” by the President, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Spicer stressed that Trump is his own “most effective representative of his agenda.” He also recognizes the importance of Twitter to Trump because it “gives him the opportunity to speak to the American people”, the same way it became a “very effective tool” for Trump during the election.
As part of his official statements, Trump’s tweets, even deleted ones, are now saved as part of the country’s official record that goes to the National Archives and Records Administration. The same is true for former President Barack Obama whose Twitter account has also been archived.
White House senior counsel Kellyanne Conway slammed the media recently for having “this obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as President.”
Trump is planning to live-tweet his reactions to the Senate Intelligence Committee testimony of former FBI Director James Comey whom the President fired in May. Trump said he would post his comments and feedback on Comey’s testimony “if needed.”