President Donald Trump’s twitter fingers have kept the public thoroughly entertained and the American news media constantly on their toes ever since the real estate mogul announced his intent to run for President.
Now fully into the first 100 days of his Presidency, President Donald Trump continues to inflame, annoy and amuse with his twitter fingers. The most recent major fallout of the President’s twitter habits was his accusation against former President Obama’s administration.
President Trump had in a series of tweets accused the former President Obama of tapping his phones during the campaign period. Since then, senior lawmakers with the House Intelligence Committee who are investigating the matter said they have seen no evidence to support the claim.
The accusation which received a lot of flack from several top US politicians had already led to a lot of Americans questioning their President’s twitter fingers. Then, the President took to twitter to respond to a video by Snoop Dogg which showed the rapper mock assassinating a clown which was an obvious parody of President Donald Trump.
President Trump weighed in on the video Wednesday morning, tweeting;
“Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
Many people expressed surprise at the fact that the President would even take out time to respond to such a matter. In an interview with Fox News late Wednesday, President Trump defended his twitter fingers or at least attempted to explain his frequent use of the platform.
His defense went along the lines of saying that the social media platform lets him bypass the “dishonest” press. The President admitted that “Maybe I would not be here if it wasn’t for Twitter,” he then went on to complain about the press singling out the CNN news channel and the three main US networks — ABC, CBS and NBC. According to him;
“I get such a fake and dishonest press,”
“When I say things, the press does not cover me accurately,”
“I have my own form of media.”
The President’s twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, has over 26 million followers so the President was right in stating that he has “close to 100 million people watching me on Twitter, including Facebook and Instagram,” he may just like to remember that next time his twitter fingers take over.