The White House has declared that President Donald Trump's tweets are "official statements." But that does not mean that Trump's staff will be any more helpful in explaining the president's often confounding Twitter declarations or, for that matter, much else about Trump.
"I think the president's tweets speak for themselves" is spokesman Sean Spicer's frequently invoked evasion. It is an open question whether Spicer's goal is to avoid making statements his boss might later contradict or whether he does not have the information he needs to do his job. Indicating the latter, "I have not had a discussion with him about that" is another dodge Spicer uses, such as when he was pressed about whether the president has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and when he was asked whether the president believes in climate change.
If the press secretary cannot speak for the president, who can? "Ultimately, the best messenger is the president himself," Spicer said.