The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Trump has been tweeting at least 16 times since he took office on Jan. 20, including six that are directed at the federal judiciary.
A former FBI official said in a tweet on Wednesday, for example, that a federal judge in Washington, D.C., was “out of line” after he issued a temporary restraining order blocking the travel ban.
The judge, however, has since been reinstated.
The Times reported that Trump’s latest tweet about a federal court judge’s order blocking his travel ban included a reference to a recent ruling by the court that said the president had violated the First Amendment by making his travel restrictions “an absolute priority.”
The former FBI source said the tweet could be viewed as an attempt to “pivot” from his previous approach of “making sure that people in the US do not get killed by a madman who is the president.”
Lawyers for the Justice Department and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.