Thanks to Donald Trump, our country has reached yet another new low. Trump’s raging tweets are officially being used as presidential statements, thanks to a new letter the White House just sent out.
Yesterday, Trump incriminated himself by confessing that he didn’t tape any of his meetings with former FBI Director James Comey, despite having threatened Comey with such “tapes” for the last several weeks. Here’s a reminder of the lie Trump has been perpetuating until recently, in which he said Comey “better hope” there were no recordings of their conversations.
Trump walked this back yesterday, clearing admitting that he is a liar:
The House Intelligence Committee has demanded that the White House submit any tapes (if there are any) to assist in the Russia scandal. The Committee wanted a more official response than Trump’s Twitter timeline, as Republican Mike Conaway understandably said:
“I don’t think tweets are ever official. We’d like something on letterhead.”
Apparently, the White House disagrees. The Trump administration responded to Conaway, Adam Schiff, and the leaders of the Senate Intel Committee on an official letterhead, but what was said clearly refers back to Trump’s tweets!
JUST IN: White House responds to House Intel Cmte. request with the statement used by Pres. Trump in his tweet about no Comey recordings. pic.twitter.com/SlKRoNdutb
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 23, 2017
How lazy and unprofessional can an administration get?! This falls right in line with something White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said just a few weeks ago, when he stated that Trump’s tweets are “considered official statements by the President of the United States.”
If there’s one Twitter account that all Americans would not want representing the country, it’s Trump’s. For the White House to call his online meltdowns “official” presidential statements is disgraceful.
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