President Donald Trump has failed at getting the proper message out during his time as a politician and is "sabotaging his own agenda," political analyst Karl Rove wrote in an opinion piece.
Rove, who worked in the White House under former President George W. Bush, argued in The Wall Street Journal that Trump's Twitter habit is causing a lot of problems for him.
"Mr. Trump has figured out how to tweet his way around the mainstream media," Rove wrote. "Yet by disregarding basic fact checking, he is deepening the already considerable doubts Americans have about his competence and trustworthiness."
Rove then made his case by demonstrating how he believed Trump bungled the announcement he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
"Increasingly it appears Mr. Trump lacks the focus or self-discipline to do the basic work required of a president," Rove wrote. "His chronic impulsiveness is apparently unstoppable and clearly self-defeating. Mr. Trump may have mastered the modes of communication, but not the substance, thereby sabotaging his own agenda."
Rove also discussed Trump's tweetstorm from earlier this week regarding his travel ban that is currently stuck in the court system. He pointed out Trump seems to contradict himself on Twitter, for example.
"That 90-day timeline expired on Monday, and Mr. Trump insists that 'extreme vetting' is already taking place," Rove wrote, alluding to the original travel ban's lifespan if it had not been struck down. "So, why is his administration still seeking judicial approval to halt visas temporarily for these six countries?
"If what Mr. Trump tweeted is true, government lawyers and federal judges are wasting their time wrangling over a visa pause that's no longer needed. The president's new vetting standards are already in place, according to him."
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