Trump’s team are trying to intervene in his Twitter usage, Business Insider reports.
The Wall Street Journal cited an unnamed official describing a meeting, held weeks ago, to push Trump to write less damaging tweets.
Aides told Trump his tweets could “paint him into a corner,” hurting him politically and legally.
Trump’s staff reportedly worries that eventually Trump could see actual, personal consequences for his words and actions, and they might face them too, according to the New York Times.
Aides reported feeling “besieged” after nonstop coverage of recent Trump controversies, including firing Comey, the details that have come out about their relationship since, Trump’s characterization of his treatment and connecting the Comey firing to the Russian probe, and his disclosure of Israeli classified intelligence about ISIS to Russian officials.
Trump expressed his administration’s feelings of persecution recently on Twitter:
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
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