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Should Donald Trump delete his Twitter account?

No politician has been so masterful at social media as Donald Trump. The president 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—like his tweets attacking private citizens or flying off the rails at a federal judge. But Trump and his supporters say Twitter lets him circumvent a dishonest media to engage directly with the American public. What do you think?📱

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From his unfounded accusation that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower (in which he misspelled "tap") and his attacks on civil rights icon John Lewis, to his taunting of North Korea, the majority of Americans think Trump's use of Twitter is "a bad thing," and those numbers just continue to rise.

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But Twitter has allowed Trump to dominate both the political conversation and news cycle, from the primaries up 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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The Verge's T.C. Sotek argues 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.
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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 trust the likes of CNN. 

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But even GOP loyalists described the president's Twitter fumble regarding Andrew Jackson and the Civil War as an unforced error.

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