Anthony Scaramucci says Donald Trump will "dial back" his Twitter use - as Trump lets rip

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Donald Trump's new director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci, said the President will "dial back" on his explosive use of social media.

Scaramucci, who joined Trump's team last week, said he wants to "reset" relations between the White House and the media.

But if that's the case, Trump doesn't appear to have got the message.

The Democrats, Russia, the New York Times and the Washington Post, plus his own Republican party all came under fire in a flurry of tweets he posted yesterday afternoon.

First up, he complained about the "phony Russian Witch Hunt". His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is to be interviewed in a closed-door session with the Senate today, but he will not be under oath.

Trump also took aim at members of his own party for doing "very little to protect their President", even those who "were carried over the line on my back". He also complained about the lack of support his party gave to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

The leader of the free world also complained about the New York Times and Washington Post. In case you missed the recent NYT article, here's a round-up of his best quotes.

Trump visiting the UK?

Meanwhile, reports suggest Trump could make a trial run visit to the UK ahead of a more formal state visit next year.

His official trip has been put on the back-burner, at least in part over concerns it could be met with widespread demonstrations, following a number of protests in central London against in the wake of his travel ban and plans to pull out of the Paris Accord.

According to the Daily Mail, a trial run visit is now being discussed because of fears Trump may upset the Queen and other royals with inappropriate behaviour. At a recent state visit to France, he was caught on camera telling the wife of President Macron she was "in such good shape".

A senior diplomat told the paper: "A low-profile trip followed by a formal state one is among the ideas being considered."

Trade secretary Liam Fox is in Washington this week to discuss a new UK-US agreement ahead of Brexit.

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