President-elect hits back at detractors who complain he uses Twitter too much
December 5, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump hit back at “journalists” who have repeatedly complained he uses Twitter too much… by tweeting that he wouldn’t have to do so if they did their jobs properly.
In a perfect trolling of the trolls Trump tweeted “If the press would cover me accurately & honorably, I would have far less reason to “tweet.” Sadly, I don’t know if that will ever happen!”
If the press would cover me accurately & honorably, I would have far less reason to "tweet." Sadly, I don't know if that will ever happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2016
Throughout his campaign, Trump has used his Twitter account to target those who have repeatedly attacked him on a range of issues.
Several mainstream media outlets have bashed Trump for acting ‘unpresidential’ by using the social media platform heavily.
Politico called Trump a “Twitter Cry-Bully” and described his use of the network as “evil media genius”.
Their report stated that “@realDonaldTrump is a force, a newsmaker, an agitator, an American political phenomenon that combines the high profile of a presidential candidate with the reach and velocity of social media”.
The New York Times ran an article last year headlined ‘Pithy, Mean and Powerful: How Donald Trump Mastered Twitter for 2016’.
“On Twitter, Mr. Trump has assembled an online SWAT team of devoted (some say rabid) supporters who spring into action with stunning speed.” the Times complained.
A USA Today report asked “Are American voters really looking for a president who spends his evenings sending out nasty and petty tweets about journalists rather than, say, working on ways to defeat the Islamic State?”
Hillary Clinton attempted a similar line of attack during the campaign, suggesting that Trump takes to Twitter at 4am to make sexist remarks.
The latest attack on Trump’s Twitter use came in a SNL sketch which depicted Trump’s senior aide Kellyanne Conway explaining that Trump tweets so frequently “to distract the media from his business conflicts and all the very scary people in his cabinet.”
“Actually, that’s not why I do it,” responded Alec Baldwin, impersonating Trump, adding “I do it because my brain is bad.”
The real Kellyanne Conway, said on Sunday that it remains unclear whether Trump will keep his personal Twitter account when he takes office in January.
“That’s going to be up to him, the Secret Service and others who have to help decide those issues,” Conway said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“I will tell you people look at his social media accounts … as a very good platform of which to convey his message.” Conway added.
“He’s a unique person that’s been following his instincts and judgments from the beginning.” she concluded.
This article was posted: Monday, December 5, 2016 at 12:11 pm