Donald Trump, the President of the United States, loves to tweet. He manages to do what few can with just 140 characters. With a few amount of words, Trump can completely eviscerate a political opponent or spark division of an entire nation.
President Trump’s personal Twitter account has over 41 million followers and he has 36.2 thousand tweets.
Twitter has been the President’s preferred method of addressing the public since he took office.
The President is infamous for using Twitter to throw attacks at political opponents, media outlets and journalists. He even uses twitter to publicly shame and insult anyone who disagrees with his administration.
Before he was even inaugurated, Trump called any news anchor and/or station that questioned or made negative statement “Fake News”. President Trump still believes that numerous news stations, including CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN, are purposely sprouting lies about him and are trying to undermine his administration.
It is finally sinking through. 46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME. FAKE NEWS, even worse! Lost cred.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2017
Though many of Trump’s claims on and off Twitter have been proven false, he continues tweeting regardless. President Trump knows that if he stands by his statements and discrediting the most vocal of his opposition will keep his base followers on his side.
President Trump’s style has always been to be the loudest. From celebrity feuds to his many political ones, Trump seems to believe that the loudest person is always right. In his ( and his constituents’) eyes, he can do no wrong.
Should people in powerful positions, such as President of the U.S, use social media for addressing negative press?
I think there should be a line for how much people in major positions can tweet. Argueing with companies, journalists, ect is not appropriate on such a public forum as Twitter.
He is truly a puppet master when it comes to how he uses Twitter. No other president has used social media the way he does. He manages to rally and incite his supporters to his causes. The President inspires a scary amount of support dispite the numerous lies found in his statements and his unpresidential behaviour.
Will President Trump continue to baffle his opposition and continue to flourish in his postion?
I think so, but I think the real anwser to this remains to be seen.