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New York Times reporters Mark Landler and Katie Rogers wrote an article comparing President Trump’s tweets to those of his underlings.

They concluded that Trump is sloppy and not thoughtful by comparison to the people who work for him. In their article, “Trump’s Aides Are Imitating His Aggressive Twitter Diplomacy. The Results Are Mixed,” Landler and Rogers also say that the president doesn’t seem to understand the gravity of what he’s doing in his tweeting. They imply that he is a hothead and needlessly careless about upending diplomatic norms.

“President Trump threw out the diplomatic rule book when he took office, tweeting gleefully about sensitive global issues, be it the nuclear showdown with North Korea or burden sharing within NATO,” Landler and Rogers write. “Now he has spawned a squad of in-house imitators.”

The New York Times also packs a tight punch in insulting Trump’s approach to foreign policy, belittling the administration’s approach.

“But critics say the proliferation of Twitter diplomacy reveals an administration long on bombast and short on policy,” Landler and Roger report without any evidence.

Landler and Roger also claim that National Security Advisor John Bolton and Jason D. Greenblatt, the United States’ Middle East envoy, are more thoughtful than Trump when it comes to tweeting about foreign policy.

“The difference between Mr. Trump and his advisers is that his tweeting is usually more ad hoc. He has been known to tap out his messages off the cuff and not have them vetted, with a ‘watch this’ expression, according to two people who have seen him do it. Mr. Bolton and Mr. carefully consider their tweets before posting. A senior administration official described Mr. Bolton’s Venezuela tweets as part of a ‘strategic, tactical and purposeful’ plan to raise awareness of the need to oust [embattled Venezuelan leader] Maduro.”

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