Duck And Cover: Trump Aides Feign Ignorance Of Tweets While Waiting For Story To Be Bumped From News Cycle

The Twitter timeline of US president Donald Trump is seen on 29 June, 2017, in Bydgoszcz,Poland  after he insulted TV show host Mika Brzezinski on the platform claiming he was bullied by Mrs. Brzezinski and her co-hosts on their show Morning Joe on MSNBC. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto)
The Twitter timeline of US president Donald Trump is seen on 29 June, 2017, in Bydgoszcz,Poland after he insulted TV show host Mika Brzezinski on the platform claiming he was bullied by Mrs. Brzezinski and her co-ho... The Twitter timeline of US president Donald Trump is seen on 29 June, 2017, in Bydgoszcz,Poland after he insulted TV show host Mika Brzezinski on the platform claiming he was bullied by Mrs. Brzezinski and her co-hosts on their show Morning Joe on MSNBC. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 14, 2018 7:29 am
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White House aides are following a new playbook when it comes to President Donald Trump’s frequently offensive and incendiary tweets: don’t comment and wait for the next big story to break.

According to a Thursday Politico report, it has become clear that attempts to control or guide Trump are futile since he considers himself the best spokesperson he could have.

With Trump’s most recent tirade when he falsely claimed the the death toll from Hurricane Maria was inflated by Democrats, aides are just waiting for the storm to pass, banking on real life storm Hurricane Florence to push Trump’s latest scandal out of the limelight.

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