As long as President Donald Trump has a smartphone, no White House strategy is safe
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at an Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative event in the East Room at the White House, Monday, June 5, 2017, in Washington. photo: AP/Andrew Harnik, photo: AP/Andrew Harnik
05 of June 2017 17:21:41
WASHINGTON – The White House has curtailed press briefings, redirected questions on Russia and planned a major infrastructure policy rollout this week in an effort to regain control of its message.But as long as President Donald Trump has a smartphone, no White House strategy is safe. On Monday morning, Trump upended the White House's week with a blitz of statements delivered via Twitter.
People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
The president's free-wheeling style underscores the difficulty the White House faces as it attempts to recalibrate following weeks of damaging reports about possible ties between his campaign and Russia, as well as a steady drumbeat of speculation about internal conflict and disarray.Those struggles are coming to a head as fired FBI Director James Comey is set to testify on Capitol Hill Thursday.
Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
JULIE PACECATHERINE LUCEY