Trump’s Twitter feuds make it appear he’s at war with world — ANALYSIS

Trump’s Twitter feuds make it appear he’s at war with world — ANALYSIS

WASHINGTON —It was another week crammed with President Donald Trump duking it out on Twitter. Others see a man who thrives on chaos and loves the fight. And still others see a president with little impulse control. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has a simpler take. Spicer said he thinks Trump figured Warren had attacked him, “and here are people who are bona fide Native Americans.” (The New England Historic Genealogical Society has no proof of Warren’s Native American heritage, but Warren says she is part Cherokee according to “family lore.”) Sometimes Trump has a strategy, Spicer added. But when Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos as he did last week and calls out “fake news,” Stewart said, “that clearly resonates with his base, and it gets them ginned up and motivated, and it gets them to push their congressmen” at a time when Trump is pushing the Republican Congress to pass a tax-cut package. Kelly has made it clear that he sees his job as a gatekeeper who controls access and information that flow into the Oval Office. He does not see it as his job to police what flows out of Trump’s Twitter feed. “Hey, look, I’m president, I don’t care. The week that was President Donald Trump used his tongue and Twitter to lash out at: —Sen.

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WASHINGTON —It was another week crammed with President Donald Trump duking it out on Twitter. Last week, he sparred with Democratic congressional leaders and two national news organizations and even mixed it up with British Prime Minister Theresa May to a point that it put a chill on the U.S.’ vaunted “special relationship” with the U.K.

People who live in the bubble of Washington have theories about why Trump finds himself in so many feuds that he can appear at war with the world. Some believe it is a deliberate strategy. Others see a man who thrives on chaos and loves the fight. And still others see a president with little impulse control.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has a simpler take. Asked if Trump thrives on chaos, Spicer replied, “I think he doesn’t back down from a fight.”

At an event last week honoring World War II heroes, Trump was chatting with Navajo Code Talkers when he referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as “Pocahontas,”

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