U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed Congress to follow him on Twitter for updates on his war efforts against Iran after ordering an attack on Iran’s generals without notifying Congress,media outlet The Verge reported. On January 4, Mr. Trump issued a high-profile tweet in which he threatened to attack 52 Iranian targets, including cultural sites.
Mr. Trump has long used Twitter to insult and demean his enemies, and as president he has been using the platform to issue surprise orders. In 2018, Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that he was removing Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. Federal agencies have been trying to consider Mr. Trump’s use of Twitter during his administration, often wondering whether his erratic statements should be treated as official government policy.
Still, Mr. Trump’s recent tweets have raised indtably with belief the possibility that he could use the platform to foment geopolitical unrest and marginalize Congress. And Mr. Trump did not notify Congress of its actions or engage in illegality. According to Oona Hathaway, an expert at Yale Law School, Mr. Trump “cannot notify Congress by tweeting a resolution on the power of war.” (Trump later posted the same message on Facebook.) )
Despite Mr. Trump’s threat sings in tweets to wage war on Iran, Twitter seems unlikely to take action on its account. Twitter announced in January 2018 that “keeping global leaders out or deleting their controversial tweets will hide important information.” “