Should Trump delete his Twitter account? | The Tylt
No other politician has utilized social media like Donald Trump—the president himself told Tucker Carlson of Fox News "I think that maybe I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Twitter." Some say Trump should stop tweeting because it makes him look petty or unstable ("covfefe," anyone?) and argue his tweets could actually threaten national security. But Trump and his supporters say Twitter lets him circumvent a dishonest media to engage directly with the American public. What do you think?📱
Should Trump delete his Twitter account?
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 with all of his recent legal trouble, Trump's lawyers are apparently begging him to stop—anything he tweets can and will be used against him.
And then: there was "covfefe." Was it a typo? An Ambien moment? Who can tell? Moments like that on Twitter certainly don't win the president respect.
Many of 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.
And even though covfefe-type moments make great punchlines on late-night television, others say Trump's habit of demonizing the press, making wild and unfounded accusations against his adversaries, and attacking private citizens on social media is genuinely dangerous. You don't taunt countries with nuclear weapons on Twitter.
President Trump’s reckless tweets and systematic destruction of the credibility of the Office of the President of the U.S. are dangerous.— Dick Durbin (@DickDurbin) May 17, 2017
Even some of his supporters think he needs to put the phone down.
Why don't you stop tweeting and just do your job...and I voted for you so disappointed— Sue Anderson (@hapyldy664) April 3, 2017