DC Daily: President Trump talks end of terrorism in latest tweets

DC Daily: President Trump talks end of terrorism in latest tweets
Posted at 8:12 AM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 11:12:14-04

What's happening in the political world:

Trump's morning tweet(s):
-- The president took to Twitter Tuesday morning and posted a series of tweets touching on terrorism and his frequent target -- the "fake" media:

Trump's travel ban tweets undermining his own aides
-- With more tweets on his travel ban, President Trump continues to undercut his own aides.

The latest example came when Trump defiantly tweeted on Monday night that he wants to call his plan to stop travel from six Muslim-majority countries a "travel ban" and "not some politically correct term."

"That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people," he tweeted.

The message contradicts what White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said just hours earlier to defend Trump after his early Monday morning tweets about the travel ban.

"I don't think the President cares what you call it, whether you call it a ban, whether you call it a restriction," Sanders said. "He cares that we call it national security." She later added, "I think that the President isn't concerned with what you call it."

Earlier on Monday Trump tweeted "People... can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN."

Those tweets undermine an earlier statement by Trump's communications team, and emphasize the struggle with communicating for a president who is known for his off-the-cuff ability to reach out to his followers directly on Twitter.

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Clinton hits Trump for using "tragedy and terror for political gain"
-- Hillary Clinton criticized President Trump's handling of recent terror attacks in London Monday, saying that "we are not living in normal times."

"This is not a time to lash out, to incite fear, or to use tragedy and terror for political gain," Clinton said at a fundraiser.

In a clear reference to Trump's tweets Sunday and Monday criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Clinton said: "It's a time for steady, determined leadership -- like we are seeing from local authorities in London, including the mayor of London."

Trump's former Democratic presidential opponent has emerged as a top critic of the president's actions since he took office -- increasingly using her speeches and public appearances to push back on policies coming out of the White House.

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Trump won't block James Comey's testimony
-- President Trump will not try to block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying before Congress, opting not to invoke executive privilege, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday at the White House briefing.

"The President's power to assert executive privilege is well-established. However, in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate intelligence committee, President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey's scheduled testimony," said a statement issued by the White House.

The announcement followed days of speculation over whether Trump would try to prevent Comey, who is expected to reveal details about his conversations with the president, from testifying.

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CNN contributed to this report