Donald Trump's tweets have divided the public and officials from across the globe and while some take his online presence with a pinch of salt, others have indicated that they take his tweets seriously.

Russian officials have confirmed they now view Trump's tweets as official US policy.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "In any case, everything which is published from his authorised Twitter account is perceived by Moscow as his official statement.

"Naturally, it is reported to Putin along with other information about official statements by politicians."

The White House has often been forced to defend the views Trump expresses on Twitter, and issues which has at times put him in hot water at home and abroad.

Earlier in the month, Trump sparked outrage in Britain after he retweeted several tweets which came from the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First.

The tweets contained violent behaviour, which also contained information proven to be false and misleading.

His tweets provoked anger in Westminster and was condemned by Theresa May who stressed that Trump was "wrong" to share the far-right material.

Before entering the White House, officials had hoped that Trump's tweeting would ease when he officially became president, but those hopes were quickly dashed.