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Trump tempered: Aides reportedly plan to have a team of attorneys screen Trump’s tweets

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The days of President Trump’s thoughts going straight from his fingers to the eyes of the entire world may soon be coming to an end.

It’s not that the tweets will stop coming, but what does get released will be read by not just the president, but also a team of legal staff, if a Friday report by the Wall Street Journal is true.

According to a White House aide in the know who spoke with the WSJ, Trump’s communications and legal offices would like to create a system whereby a group of attorneys would screen the president’s posts before that blue button gets clicked, then edit or completely prevent certain posts if needed.

That way, according to the aid, tweets, “don’t go from the president’s mind out to the universe.”

Sure, it may not be nearly as fun or interesting, but it’s hard to argue against the idea that many say has been a long time coming.

The idea is to keep controversial statements under control, to presumably keep Angry Trump, or Slighted Trump, or Sleepy Trump, or Not-Thinking-Clearly Trump from causing any more difficult-to-defend incidents like the time he accused President Obama of wiretapping his phones.

Reportedly, White House aides have already tried the Twitter “intervention” route several weeks ago, explaining to the president how damaging his tweets can be, but apparently more strident action is needed.

Will it work? Only time, and tweets, will tell.

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Scott Morefield


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