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Putin Gets Reports on Trump’s Tweets, Kremlin Says

  • Trump’s Twitter feed seen as official statements, Peskov says
  • Russian president has no Twitter account, spokesman says
The Twitter Inc. accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @POTUS and @realDoanldTrump, are seen on an Apple Inc. iPhone arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Russian President Vladimir Putin receives reports of U.S. counterpart Donald Trump’s tweets because they’re considered to be official White House statements, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Everything Trump posts on his Twitter account “is regarded in Moscow as his official statements,” Peskov told reporters on a conference call Tuesday. “Obviously, it’s reported to President Putin, along with other information about the official statements of politicians and heads of state from other countries.”