"Obviously that is not the kind of language you would expect to come out of the president of the United States", he said.
Trump attempted to clean up the confusion surrounding his tweet later Thursday morning, writing, "With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today's vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land".
When pressed on the issue of FISA, which was extended by the House of Representatives just hours after Donald Trump's aforementioned tweet, Sarah Huckabee Sanders did her best to clarify.
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to extend the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, rejecting a yearslong effort by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to impose significant new privacy limits when it sweeps up Americans' e-mails and other personal communications.
Trump has said he'll sign the renewal, but his first tweets on Thursday suggested he had suddenly turned against the programme, alarming intelligence officials.
"I'm sure you are disappointed he's not watching CNN", the press secretary snarked.
"We don't need a 2,000 mile wall", he said.
Israel Approves Over 1100 New West Bank Settlement Homes - NGO
J Street and its student affiliate, J Street U, launched a campaign past year to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes . Past attempts by Israeli authorities to evacuate Havat Gilad have led to clashes with settlers there.
On Tuesday, the White House issued a statement of support for the bill, saying that Section 702 "is vital to keeping the nation safe" and that reauthorizing the bill before its expiration "is a top priority of the administration".
The senior White House official told ABC News that the ban is also "designed to prevent leaks and ensure the productivity of the people who work here", something the memo didn't directly cite as reasoning.
Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, asked Ryan to pull the bill from consideration, according to a senior Democratic aide. Later, Pelosi said during remarks on the House floor that she would vote for it.
While Donald Trump has made a series of notable hirings and firings since taking office nearly a year ago, behind the scenes the White House has been struggling with a staff shortage.
Last year, Trump accused the Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The list of departures could grow, CNN reported, with White House counsel Donald McGahn and National Security Adviser HR McMaster both said to be sources of "frustrations" to the President (the White House did not comment). "It's a juggling act".