Conway: Media covering Trump a ‘hot mess’ on Twitter

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“I think that [side of things] is not covered at all when one thinks about [or] talks about the president tweeting,” she said Wednesday at an event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. "It’s like, those who are covering him, some of those Twitter feeds are a hot mess."

“If you read people’s Twitter feeds, I’m telling you this ... it would never pass editorial muster. It just wouldn’t.”


Conway said journalists should not display bias on Twitter when discussing topics they cover.

“The free and fair press, that comes with a responsibility, though,” she said. "[It’s] to be fair, as well as free.”

“If it says ‘tweets are my own’ and it’s 10:15 a.m. and you’re in the building where you work, tweets are not your own,” Conway added of reporters.

“People see you as the person who then goes on TV later and is covering this presidency objectively. People will go find the news if they can’t find it in the news, they just will.”

The media frequently covers Trump's tweets, which critics have argued oversimplify complicated issues and are sometimes unbefitting of the presidency.

Trump often uses Twitter as a way of attacking opponents, drawing attention to his policy wishes or calling out companies for their business practices.

The president and his administration’s officials have had a tumultuous relationship with the press, often labeling reports they dislike as biased or “fake news."