Everyone, including the U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump, has one or more addictions. He recently confessed that he won’t be needing any cure for his Twitter addiction, even after he’s inaugurated as America’s 45th president.
Mr. Trump loves the attention he gets from social media, and with over 46 million followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, he’s not going to quit this “unpresidented” achievement.
He told the UK’s Sunday Times in an interview: “I’d rather just let that build up and just keep it @realDonaldTrump.
Trump see the social media as “sound marketing” and thinks his addiction is in line with the demands of this modern age, making it less of a bad habit. However, he has received huge backlash for some controversial tweets on #Brexit and the death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin.
In another interview with the Times, Mr. Trump said: “It’s working,” but regrettably added that every tweet from him gets scrutinized by the press.
“…And the tweeting, I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press, so dishonestly, that I can put out Twitter — and it’s not 140, it’s now 280 — I can go bing bing bing . . . and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out. This morning on television, Fox — ‘Donald Trump, we have breaking news.'”
The 70-year-old says he must continue keeping it live @realDonaldTrump though critics are asking if this decision means he’s ignoring the formal @Potus account.
While there may not necessarily be any risks should Trump should decide to go with a private Twitter account – no one says it’s prone to hacks, his advisers will surely have a lot of censorship challenges to handle.
Political analysts believe the “trumping tweet addiction” could reshape America’s presidency.
The billionaire business mogul confirmed his bold foreign policy statement through a recent Twitter post which says all politically appointed U.S. ambassadors will be recalled from their host countries once he takes office from Barack Obama on 20 January.
Last November, Mr. Trump watched a Fox News segment about veterans in Massachusetts who were protesting the removal of the American flag at a college following a fast spreading anti-Trump demonstration.
He quickly took to Twitter inside his Trump Tower office. The social media post reads: “Flag burning, a constitutionally protected expression of free speech, should be illegal.
“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Mr. Trump wrote thirty minutes after watching the news broadcast.
In view of the President-elect’s positive and negative Twitter rants, Whoopi Goldberg offered him a piece of advice last December.
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“Donald, you need to pay attention to some other things,” Whoopi Goldberg said.
“People have questions about their taxes and how they’re going to go up.
“The middle class is getting a 2 percent cut in their taxes, yet the people who are really wealthy are getting a 15 percent cut. That’s something you could be tweeting about,” Goldberg said.
She then concluded with a last warning for the President-elect: “Stay off Twitter and do your job now!”