In a recent interview with the New York Times, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s White House adviser, said: ‘The president is a bit addicted to Twitter, just like we need to eat every day. As an example of “democratization of information,” Twitter has given Mr. Trump access to “ordinary people” who can hear the message at the same time, The Independent reported.
Interestingly, the New York Times is also the subject of frequent criticism on Twitter by Mr. Trump.
The media analyzed its post-inauguration ‘fire out’ and found that more than half of the 11,390 presidential tweets were related to political and ‘fake news’ attacks.
The Times notes that Trump singled out 630 of the 5,889 people who held office. They include Democratic rivals such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.
In addition, Trump has not retweeted 1,710 tweets about conspiracy theories, attacked minorities 851 times, promoted Fox News 758 times, attacked Hillary Clinton 256 times, criticized U.S. allies 233 times.
With the House of Representatives increasingly engaged in a heated exchange with the Trump administration, its Twitter feed is now three times as high as it was in 2017.
The White House had hoped to give the president a 15-minute tweet ‘cooling-off period’, but it was mostdismissed by it for reducing the efficiency of messaging. In his first term, he apparently did not change that idea.
In July, Mr. Trump said at a social media summit at the White House that Twitter was an important tool that allowed him to influence the day’s news agenda. In just two seconds, the big news announcement will be known to everyone.