September 6, 2017 GU Politics In The News

Trump aides offer ‘mild, medium, hot’ tweets, call his an ‘amazing distraction’


by Paul Bedard

This piece first appeared in the Washington Examiner.

President Trump's aides consider some of his early morning tweets an "amazing distraction" that has them scrambling to respond and prefer him to pick one of several tweets they offer up for the president's three Twitter accounts, according to the former White House communications director.

Mike Dubke, whose resignation paved for the short tenure of Mike Scaramucci, told Georgetown University students Tuesday night that the president doesn't write all of his tweets, though he "has a very handle on how to abbreviate into 140 characters."

At an event hosted by the Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown's McCourt School, Dubke said, "The president writes a good number of his tweets, but some of them are also suggested tweets."

He said staff typically writes the tweets for the official @WhiteHouse and @POTUS accounts, but that Trump does many of his @realDonaldTrump account, especially those before 8 a.m.

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