According to a recent poll from Quinnipiac University, 61 percent of Americans want Trump to stop tweeting via his personal account. Surprisingly, most Republicans (49% vs. 37%) believe the president should take a break from the micro-blogging site.
Trump Attacking Opponents on Twitter
The poll was conducted between June 22 and June 27, before Trump launched a salvo of sexist tweets at Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski. Had the poll been conducted after the scandal, the numbers surely would have been higher.
On Thursday, Trump attacked the TV personality without a provocation, which may suggest the president has changed tactics when it comes to the mainstream media. Critics noted that Trump hasn’t been so vicious in his Twitter rants since his feud with TV star Rosie O’Donnell.
In short, Trump just bypassed the media ‘bias, justify” and he obliterated Mika. The reason? Her show bad-mouthed him and his aides. However, no critique justifies such an obscene attack on a member of the media. The press’ role is to keep an eye on elected officials and highlight their flaws.
Trump’s Twitter Use May Be A Good Thing
However, not everyone is against the president’s Twitter usage. Some want him to continue tweeting, especially reporters. Trump’s tweets offer valuable insights into how the president thinks, and provides ammunition to his political rivals in the 2020 presidential election.
The president once praised Twitter as a ‘wonderful thing’ for allowing him to freely speak his mind and keep a direct line to the American public. However, numerous times, he used his personal Twitter account to attack people he doesn’t agree with.
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