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Sean Spicer: Overly ‘Simplistic’ for People to Say Trump Tweets in Reaction to Cable News

In the past week, there’s been some attention on how President Trump has tweeted in reaction to segments he watches on cable news. For example, the president tweeted about “carnage” in Chicago and cited crime states after Bill O’Reilly invoked those same stats and had on a guest who used that same word, “carnage,” to describe the state of crime in Chicago.

There have been other instances of Trump tweeting about certain topics shortly after cable networks (mostly Fox News) have done segments on those topics.

Fox’s Howard Kurtz asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about this on today’s MediaBuzz, and Spicer said, “I think that’s a very simplistic way of looking at it.”

He explained that Trump gets briefed all the time
Trump’s constantly getting briefed and while he may get “triggered because he sees an issue” he wants to talk about, “to presume to understand his thinking is short-sighted.”

Kurtz asked if the tweeting detracts from the president’s message. Spicer said that it’s been demonstrated over and over again that Trump’s tweeting “drives success.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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