Should Donald Trump delete his Twitter account?

Should Donald Trump delete his Twitter account?

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No politician has ever used Twitter like Donald Trump. In a Fox News interview, Trump told Tucker Carlson "I think that maybe I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Twitter." Some argue Trump should stop tweeting because it makes the presidency look trivial and petty—and tweets attacking private citizens or implying nuclear aggression are actually destabilizing. But Trump and his supporters say Twitter lets him circumvent a dishonest media to engage directly with the public. What do you think?📱

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From his unfounded accusation that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower (in which he misspelled "tap") to his attacks on Meryl Streep, civil rights icon John Lewis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Apprentice" ratings, the majority of Americans think Trump's use of Twitter is reckless and embarrassing, and those numbers just continue to rise.

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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?

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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?

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. 

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