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You can now read Trump's tweets repackaged as 'official' White House statements

A new Twitter bot posting under the handle @RealPressSecBot envisions the perhaps inevitable future in which perpetually embattled White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer retreats to the shrubbery for good and lets President Trump's iPhone have his job.

The bot's creator, Russel Neiss, programmed it to query Trump's Twitter account every 5 minutes and, when it finds a new tweet, format it to look like an official White House press release:

@RealPressSecBot is less than 24 hours old. It has nine tweets and more than 47,000 followers as of this writing.