REPORT: White House Aides Going To Extreme Lengths To Keep Trump From Tweeting


White House officials had to come up with a way to keep the 70-year-old Twitter addicted alleged president off of the social site before he inevitably unleashes a tweetstorm of mean-girl tweets, some of which implicate him in scandals. While on the campaign trail, Donald Trump watched cable news on a constant basis. Not much has changed since he took office. As soon as he wakes up in the morning, the former reality show star reportedly clicks on the TV, then continues to watch it at various times of the day to see Fox & Friends, as well as hate-watching other networks which are critical of him. An adviser has said that “Once he goes upstairs, there’s no managing him.”

After watching the cable shows, Trump typically unleashes a firestorm of tweets, attacking others, like, for example, attacking the man he fired who was leading an investigation into his Russia scandal. It’s been observed that it only takes after a Fox & Friends episode before Trump starts tweeting.

So, there’s a problem here that needs to be addressed. White House officials are trying to stop the amateur president from tweeting. They’re tasked with disciplining an elderly man.

Mike Allen reported Thursday in the Axios morning newsletter:

Top White House officials tell me the key to forcing a more disciplined President Trump like the one onstage overseas is limiting his screen time. In Trump’s case, it’s curtailing his time watching TV and banging out tweets on his iPhone.

Trump himself has been pushing staff to give him more free time. But staff does everything it can to load up his schedule to keep him from getting worked up watching cable coverage, which often precipitates his tweets. It has worked well overseas so far.

Fun thing: POTUS’ current device is an iPhone with ONE app: his tweeter.

Got that? The only app on Trump’s iPhone is for tweeting. The fact that White House officials have to make him do actual work to keep him from tweeting speaks volumes. He should already want to do the job he campaigned for.

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