President Donald Trump’s tweets have been the topic of much controversy dating back to before his 2016 presidential victory. But recent comments from Attorney General William Barr threw extra scrutiny on Trump’s social media habits.
After Trump tweeted that the Justice Department’s actions toward former Trump associate Roger Stone were a “miscarriage of justice,” Barr admitted during an interview with ABC News, “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases.”
This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://t.co/rHPfYX6Vbv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020
However, there are some U.S. officials who disagree with Barr’s take. Specifically, Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, actually likes Trump’s tweeting.
“It makes my job so much easier,” Grenell said to Neil Cavuto in a Fox News interview in response to a question about Trump’s tweets.
Grenell then explained why he needs Trump’s tweeting style.
“We as diplomats have to be at the forefront of trying to solve problems,” Grenell said. “You don’t want to have a war, you want to avoid war, which means diplomats need to be able to talk.
“If you want to solve problems,” Grenell continued, “you better have diplomats who are really tough — diplomats who know how to push and know how to cajole…so, I like having a president who’s willing to be very tough.”