President Trump’s vision is deeply impaired and he refuses to wear corrective lenses in the presence of other people, NYT casually reports halfway down a long feature about his twitter use.
In the Oval Office, an annoyed President Trump ended an argument he was having with his aides. He reached into a drawer, took out his iPhone and threw it on top of the historic Resolute Desk: “Do you want me to settle this right now?”
President Trump attacks someone or something in more than half of his tweets
Twitter is the presidency.
People close to President Trump said there was no dissuading him that the "likes" a tweet got were evidence that a decision or policy proposal was well received
TRUMP’S STATISTICS: Half his tweets are “attacks” 570x attacks on immigrants 132x praised dictators 183x bragged crowd size 36x called media the “enemy of the people” 145x RTed unverified accounts that push conspiracy/extremist content
President Trump attacks someone or something in more than half of his tweets
Early on, aides wanted to restrain President Trump's Twitter habit, even considering asking the company to impose a 15-minute delay on his tweets. That didn't happen. A barrage of personal attacks, bombast and outrage over more than 11,000 tweets did.
President Trump has tweeted praise of dictators more than a hundred times, while complaining nearly twice as much about America’s traditional allies.
7/ This story is part of a package. Here's a great piece that dissects how Trump's tweeting has reshaped governing and how his aides initially tried to stop
“Fewer than one-fifth of [Trump’s Twitter] followers are voting-age Americans, according to a Times analysis of Pew Research national surveys of adults who use Twitter.”
‘The person he most often singled out for praise was himself...’
The NYT's analysis of 11,390 Trump tweets since inauguration day found that "more than half of the president's posts — 5,889 — have been attacks; no other category even comes close." 1,308 tweets attacked news organizations.
With 11,000 tweets and counting, Trump has reshaped the presidency and the nature of presidential power. Our three-part series publishes in a special section tomorrow—but you can read it all today.
11 000 tweets...plus de 5800 attaquent quelque chose ou quelqu'un.Extraordinaire enquête du NYTimes sur le Président américain et son utilisation de Tweeter
Trump “has praised dictators more than a hundred times, while complaining nearly twice as much about America’s traditional allies”. By his friends shall you know him. Interesting read in
NEW — “He needs to tweet like we need to eat.” Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, says of in my new examination of how the president has integrated Twitter into the fabric of his administration. w/ and more
Big fan of liberal democracy | “Twitter is an instrument of his foreign policy: He has praised dictators more than a hundred times, while complaining nearly twice as much about America’s traditional allies.” via
This story casually confirms 's theory that Trump needs reading glasses but refuses to wear them
“The aides seek to cultivate the image of a man who understands ‘regular people.’ Mr. Trump’s team believes that his unvarnished writing, poor punctuation and increasing profanity on Twitter signals authenticity — a contrast to” his rivals’ feeds.
The president’s Twitter feed sometimes represents his real-time thoughts. But often it’s a persona that he curates, with tweets in caps that people take as him actually screaming.
After one weekend Twitter spree, the president told Sanders he had expected a tweet he was particularly proud of to get more response than it did...Ms. Sanders said that if he tweeted 60 times, people wouldn’t pay as much attention, the official said.
“While many of Mr. Trump’s tweets are shoot-from-the-hip attacks, he chews over others for days or even weeks, waiting for just the right moment to maximize the reaction, aides say.”
“Fewer than one-fifth of his followers are voting-age Americans, according to a Times analysis.”
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler. [This is the 1052nd tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]
Imagine spending your days in a closet-sized room off of the Oval Office, waiting for the president to beckon you by shouting your last name. All so you can tweet for him.
“A conservative analysis by the Times found that nearly a third of [Trump’s Twitter followers], about 22 million, included no biographical information and used the service’s default profile image—two signs that the accounts may be rarely used or inactive.”
PLEASE STAND BY: multiple additions to the #ToddlerinChief thread are coming from this story.
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler. [This is the 1051st tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler. [This is the 1050th tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]
How Trump Reshaped the Presidency in Over 11,000 Tweets “Trump has fully integrated Twitter into the very fabric of his administration, reshaping the nature of the presidency and presidential power”
“In a series of informal conversations in early 2017, top White House officials discussed the possibility of a 15-minute delay on the president’s account.” An alternate universe.
The Twitter Presidency: By the numbers
2. One man. Thousands upon thousands of tweets. analysed 11,000 of the 's tweets to give us a wide range of insights into the erratic behaviours of #POTUS on #Twitter. Recommended by founding editor . 3/
For Mr. Trump, Twitter is often the beginning of how policy is made... “If I don’t tweet it,” he said, according to two former senior advisers, “don’t listen to my staff.”
All the President's M̶e̶n̶ Tweets, p 2
Great analysis by the
Absolutely fascinating. How Trump Reshaped the Presidency in Over 11,000 Tweets
“He needs to tweet like we need to eat,” Kellyanne Conway, the White House counselor, said of the president