Trump attacks London mayor days before UK election

ABC News' political analyst Matthew Dowd analyzes the backlash from Trump's tweets in the United States and the impact they could have on the upcoming U.K. election.
2:07 | 06/06/17

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Let's talk about it with Matthew dowd. And, Matt, the subject of the president's tweets, you saw Donald J Donald Jr. And they're continuing to inflict self-inflicted wounds on the white house. I'll mention two cartoon characters to make a point here. First, the famous comic Streep pogo who said we have met the enemy and he is us. He keeps inflicting wounds on his own self. It's as if he's wile E. Coyote and instead of design might it's Twitter causing damage to himself in the course of this. If a guy is pointing a gun at your own leg and then shoots himself in his leg. This has done nothing but make it harder for Donald Trump to accomplish anything he wants to accomplish in his presidency. The white house team knows it. The president's allies on capitol hill know it. You've had several people speak out and say we know we have to get it under control and seem absolutely unable to do it. There's a bit of a fiction, George, I think that's arisen. This idea all these people are giving Donald Trump this great advice and he's ignoring it. There is no fundamental evidence that's happening. All along they said he would change then on inauguration he would change and then after the statof the union. Donald Trump is fundamentally not going to change and the only persons' advice he takes is his own self. I don't think that will change. The argument you guys are making too much of these tweets. That's just social media. Watch what he does instead. I guess the easy counter to that is these are statements from the president. Don't just call them tweets but presidential statements. Well, yeah, I have two response, first what you say is we should consider every tweet from the hand of the president as a white house announcement. It is about policy. It's about international relations, so, therefore, it's the words of the president of the United States. Just as if he put out a statement. The second thing is they throughout the campaign and throughout the presidency said social media is the way he was going to communicate so if that's the way he's communicating we should take it seriously. Matt dowd, thanks very much.

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