But while Spicer flaunted Trump's millions of followers, other White House officials have sought to delineate the difference between the tweets and official forms of presidential correspondence.
Voters think President Donald Trump should log off Twitter more often.
Although Democrats were most likely to express concerns about the president's tweeting and its potential impacts, some Republicans also appeared to have reservations about Trump's Twitter use.
Jackson says President Trump's use of social media makes it hard to get things done in Washington, and internationally.
The poll comes the day after Trump struck a defiant note on the social media platform, claiming that the media was trying to get him to quit social media but that it was his best tool to bring his message to the public. Gorka called it "really disappointing" Cuomo was bringing up Trump's tweets, saying "let's talk about policy".
Trump's tweet came one day after Kellyanne Conway, for instance, visited NBC's Today to excoriate the press for covering Trump's explosive Twitter tirade about his "travel ban", and his attack of the mayor of London shortly after attackers in that city killed seven.More news: Emmanuel Macron's party wins French parliament elections, France's PM says
As of Tuesday, it didn't sound like Spicer expected the president to be tweeting.
Trump's tweets have implications, especially outside of the US.
"It's a good thing he's fighting back", said Dave Saluan, a retired police officer from Petaluma, California, who recently attended a Sonoma County celebration honoring Trump's first 100 days in office.
When he tried to open a different tweet from President Trump, he saw that he was blocked instead.
A newly-created Twitter account, called @TrumpBlockParty, for "ordinary U.S. citizens (plus a few global friends) who have been blocked by @realDonaldTrump", also emerged this week.
The institute argued that the account, @realDonaldTrump, operates as a "designated public forum" that's subject to the First Amendment. Trump told NBC News that he fired Comey in part because of the Russian Federation probe and Comey, in a memo about a private talk, said Trump pressured him to drop his investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Requests for comment from the White House weren't immediately returned.
Pro-Trump Twitter users are doing the same thing of course. It turns out there are people on both sides of the aisle who have made this their mission, i.e. getting up at whatever hour and working Twitter's algorithm to become the top response.