According to a recent report by the Washington Examiner, Donald Trump wasn’t very pleased when he found out his chief of staff General John Kelly was trying to control his Twitter feed.
A person familiar with Trump spoke with the news source and told them the President “was pissed when he read Kelly wanted to control his Twitter feed.”
The report about Kelly trying to attempt to control Trump’s Twitter feed came after Trump carelessly announced a new policy banning transgender individuals from the military.
“The best thing would be if the president stopped tweeting, but that’s not going to happen,” former chief of staff and friend of Kelly’s, Leon Panetta, said of Kelly’s appointment as chief of staff.
“Sending a memo to the president is now largely impossible, even print-outs of news stories are not permissible,” the source told the Examiner. ”Cabinet members have been told not to call or send any memos to the president and that they must now communicate only through Kelly.”
“The internal White House dynamics are becoming clearer,” another source said. “People aren’t distracted with Priebus’ ineptitude anymore.”
Trump apparently views Twitter as a way to get his message out to the people, even if his tweets are hate-filled and make no sense.
Trump tweeted at the beginning of the month:
“Only the Fake News Media and Trump enemies want me to stop using Social Media (110 million people). Only way for me to get the truth out!”
Only the Fake News Media and Trump enemies want me to stop using Social Media (110 million people). Only way for me to get the truth out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2017