Kremlin: Every Trump tweet perceived as ‘official statement’

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the Kremlin views President Trump’s tweets as official statements from the administration. 

According to Reuters, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Trump’s tweets are reported to the Russian president.{mosads}

“In any case, everything which is published from his [authorized] Twitter account is perceived by Moscow as his official statement,” Peskov reportedly said.

“Naturally, it is reported to Putin along with other information about official statements by politicians,” he said.

Trump regularly uses Twitter to make official announcements about policy but has also used the platform to vent his frustrations with various lawmakers and the investigation into Russia’s election meddling.

The president has also been criticized for the content of his tweets in the past, including his retweeting late last month of videos purporting to show violence committed by Muslims.

Trump has repeatedly called the investigation into Russia’s election meddling a “witch hunt” on Twitter, arguing it’s Democrats’ excuse for losing in the 2016 election.

The president has also dismissed reporting by multiple news outlets on the Russia investigation, calling their work “fake news.”

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