President Donald Trump continues to prove the power that is social media and showing that he’s quite a modern President by using his Twitter account to continually hold mainstream media accountable and this, actually, is being endorsed by several key allies of the administration.
As written for The Daily Wire by Alex Pfeiffer:
The president caused an uproar on Thursday when he said that “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski was bleeding at Mar a Lago after receiving a “face lift.” The tweet was not out of the ordinary for Trump, who uses the social media platform frequently to dish out personal attacks.
This one remark, however, led several Republican lawmakers to criticize the way the president continues to use Twitter. “Stop it! The Presidential platform should be used for more than bringing people down,” Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski tweeted.
White Hosue spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders stood by the tweets and said that Trump “fights fire with fire,” and in a tweet Saturday Trump declared that his “use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL.”
This tweet came after he wrote that the “FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media.” Trump added, “but remember, I won the 2016 election with interview, speeches, and social media. I had to beat #FakeNews, and did.”
Former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg told The Daily Caller that he is a fan of the president’s Twitter habits for the same reason.
“The president uses Twitter as a tool to speak over the media echo chamber and directly engage his supporters,” Nunberg said. “The reality is that his opponents hate it because it works.”
In practice, the president’s tweets reach the public because according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer they are “official statements,” and thus get covered widely by the press.
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