Twitter has allowed Trump to dominate the political conversation and news cycle, from the primaries until now. Why would he give something up that has been such an effective tool for him? Doesn't the president have the right to free speech as well?
But at the Verge, T.C. Sotek argues that the president does not use his immense Twitter powers for good:
Through his rise to power and beyond, Twitter has fueled Trump’s rampage of ignorance and animus. He has ruthlessly insulted rivals, attacked journalists, denigrated judges and lawmakers, helped to organize harassment, and cause general instability in the world — whether it’s a tweet threatening to upend essential alliances, or an attack on Nordstrom for choosing to not enrich his family.
Trump tweeted about Hillary Clinton just this morning, the 24th time he's tweeted about the 2016 election since winning the presidency. Even his supporters think he needs to drop it, saying it looks petty and unpresidential. And how does he even have time for this?
Did Hillary Clinton ever apologize for receiving the answers to the debate? Just asking!
But Trump's supporters say he needs a direct line of communication to the American public, because the media will not tell the truth about what's really happening. They trust the president far more than they do the media.