Is a presidential tweet just a tweet or policy?
The post, titled “Is a Tweet policy?” on “The Sounding Board,” a forum on the State Department’s intranet, prompted thoughtful, though equally perplexed, comments.
Another official wrote that he was confident President Barack Obama’s comments are to be taken “seriously and literally”, [Department of State Donald] may want his tweets to be taken both “seriously and figuratively,” he wrote.
“Assuming there is a strategy here, it would seem that it would be to create a sense of ambiguity around issues previously thought to be settled for the purpose of leveraging a better deal to advance USG interests,” he added. “Miscommunication may be the very purpose of the President Elect’s tweets.“